Charles H. Tessmer Jr.

December 14, 1929 - September 11, 2020

Visitation: Tuesday 10 until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at North Park EvangelicaL Presbyterian Church

Charles H. Tessmer, Jr., 90, of Ross Township, died on September 11, 2020. He was born on December 14, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Charles H. Tessmer, Sr. and Mathilda (Hocke) Tessmer; Loving father of Tina L. Valeska and Charles H. Tessmer, III; brother of the late David H. Tessmer and Ruth H. George; proud grandfather of Christopher J. Valeska.

Charley lived in Ross Township his entire life and graduated from West View High School in 1948. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1952 and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1955 from the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation he served in the United States Army until December of 1957. Following he opened a dental practice and was elected as Ross Township Treasurer in 1965. After serving the township, he returned to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry as an Assistant Clinical Professor, retiring in 2012. Charley was a lifelong member of North Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at North Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Service immediately following and graveside burial at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery Buente Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Please be advised that we’ll be practicing social distancing and that masks with be required. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 600 Ingomar Road, Wexford,

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  • Geoffrey Robb

    Belated condolences to Tessmer family. Charlie was a fantastic friend to my late father Quentin Robb and myself. He was a one-off great man. Rest In Peace Charlie.

  • Susan Weinzierl

    Uncle Charlie will be missed!

  • Roy Raida

    Sorry to hear of such a Terrible Loss. “Chuck” was like a second Father to me, He was my Mentor and Friend and I will miss him alway’s.

  • The Yetmans

    Tina & Family our deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful man. It’s clear how much he was loved and brought joy to those around him. Tina, you are an amazing daughter and I know how close you two were. May his memories live on and bring everyone joy.

    Brandon, Sara, Charlotte & Grace

  • Chris Peacock

    Lost a good man, friend, co-worker, I’ll miss his advice. Have a wonderful journey to your next adventure.


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