“With sad and broken hearts
Richard H Gresh 67, of Douglassville PA, passed away in his sleep on February 11th 2023. He was the son of the late Harold and Lois Gresh of Boyertown PA. Rich is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joanne (Long) Samsel Gresh of Douglassville Pa.
Sons, Darryl B Samsel (with Christine Samsel), Dean M Samsel (with Shelly Samsel), and Dana J Samsel ( with Ashley Dyer). He was predeceased by his son David T Samsel.
Daughters, Doreen M Pannepacker (with Clay Pannepacker), Dawn T Samsel (with Allen Yerk), and former daughter in law Shannon Lynn
Grandsons, Tristan Samsel, Ian Pannepacker (with Ashley Jones), Connor Pannepacker, Austin Samsel (Kayla Samsel), and Reece Samsel with (Emily Bucha)
Grandaughters, Taylor Samsel (with Gene Zaiser), Madyson Samsel, and Chloe Samsel
Step grandchildren, Tate Yerk (with Ashley Wright), Dylan Coughlin (with Kayla Loar), Bryce Dyer, and Naomi Dyer
Great grandchildren Kason Horvath, and Karlyn Pannepacker
Brother Robert H Gresh (with Suzanne Gresh) and family of Ft Meyers Fl, Sisters Mary Gresh and family, and Judy Gresh and family of Boyertown
Rich was a licensed welder, millwright, and maintenance worker who worked at various companies throughout the years including Boyertown Foundry, Firestone, Dana Corporation, Campbell Lee, Life Quest, and last worked at Tower Health Pottstown, PA. He volunteered for many years with the Salvation Army Service Canteen Unit in Boyertown, was a life member at Friendship Hook and Ladder in Boyertown, and a member at Three Pines hunting camp in Potter County Pa
He had a great love for the outdoors especially hunting and fishing, and looked forward to going to hunting camp in Potter County every year with family and friends. He loved to joke, easily made friends everywhere he went, and would drop everything to help anyone anytime. He loved going on Cruises, going out to eat, riding motorcycle, and grilling. He adored his family, and loved spoiling the grandkids. He will be greatly missed
Per Rich’s request there will be no funeral, nor special services. The family will be holding a celebration of life for him possibly in April. We will be sharing details of a more specific date in the upcoming weeks for those interested in attending. “