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Charles Dale Reesman

  • On December 6, 2018
  • 13 Comments

Charles Dale Reesman, age 89, of Raccoon Township, peacefully went to be with our Lord on December 6, 2018. He was born on July 24, 1929, son of the late Evelyn Claypoole Bracken and Golden Everett Reesman, and is survived by his older sister Lois Stevens of Sparks, MD.  Dale was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Hamill Reesman. Dale and Helen were loving parents to David Reesman of Tampa FL, Dianne (Brian) Palmer of McKees Rocks, and Donna (Tim) White of Coraopolis; “Pop” to Michael (Carrie) Palmer, Kristy (Ryan) Ford, Katie Palmer and Samuel, Rebecca, and Rachel White, and Great-Grandpop to Benjamin Palmer.  Dale is survived by his second wife, Eleanor Reesman of Freeport, PA and step-sons John (Marcie) Reesman and Jeff (Sheril) Reesman, along with step-grandchildren John Jr. (Tricia), Sarah and Lexie Reesman, and step-great-grandchildren Luke and Lucy, all of Freeport.

Dale served in the U.S. Air Force, working as an airplane electrical mechanic.  He completed seminary at the Bible Baptist Seminary in Texas and served the Lord all his life as an ordained Baptist minister, preaching at many churches over his lifetime wherever God called him to serve.  Dale also worked at Koppers Industries and operated an electron microscope. He was the owner of Reesman Farm Supply, LLC in Raccoon Twp. for over 60 years and the whole family loved to participate in tractor pulling at the local fairs.  Dale will be remembered for his kindness, integrity, generosity, love for people and love for God.

Family and friends will be received Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 12:00pm – 7:00pm at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 5405 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Twp., PA 15136. On December 10, 2018, final respects will begin at 10:30am at the funeral home, followed by a Celebration of Dale’s Life at 11:00am at The Amor adjacent to the funeral home.  Please join the family for a memorial luncheon, also at The Amor.  A private family committal service will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Indiana, PA on December 11, 2018, where Dale will be laid to rest beside Helen.  Dale wholeheartedly believed in the Great Commission and the spread of the gospel through missions so in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be given to the Missions Team at Christ Church at Grove Farm, 249 Duff Rd., Sewickley PA 15143.

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13 Comments

Tim & Joan Murdock
  • Dec 7 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of family dinners with Dale and Helen. Our love and deepest sympathies.
Kathleen Helgert
  • Dec 8 2018
God bless you brother. I love you. Kathy.
George and Mary Lou Edinger
  • Dec 8 2018
So sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you in this trying time. God Bless All!
Susan Kinsella
  • Dec 8 2018
Dale Reesman will be missed by all who loved him. I will remember all the good times spent with him and his loving family. He was a kind and compassionate soul. May he find peace in heaven reunited with Helen and in the arms of God.
Regina Jackson - ChemImage Corp Family
  • Dec 9 2018
Dianne Palmer and Family, Although I know that no words can ease the loss you feel, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Maarten Impens
  • Dec 9 2018
My most sincere condolences. All the best to the family in these difficult times.
Elder Ebony Moultrie
  • Dec 10 2018
To the family and friends of Minister Dale Reesman: May the peace of God which surpasses our understanding minister to your hearts and minds. Be encouraged in knowing that the Lord will never leave you nor forsake you, and that he will be your comfort in this time. Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Robert Fisher and Family
  • Dec 10 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you thru this tough time
Arthur Forrest
  • Dec 10 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. I enjoyed Dale, great tractor puller. God Bless Art & Maxine Forrest
Karen Gadberry and Lisa Herod
  • Dec 10 2018
Sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.
LJ
  • Dec 11 2018
I am truly sorry for your loss. When we are faced with unbearable pain, we can find comfort in the hope found in the Bible. God promises to comfort us in all our trials. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) He promises that those who have fallen asleep in death will have the prospect of living forever in paradise. “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection.“ (Acts 24:15) There will be a resurrection, and those who are brought back will not worry about sickness, pain, or death. (Revelation 21:4) May this hope comfort your greiving hearts at this difficult time.
Patricia (Gardiner) Smith Bechtold
  • Dec 12 2018
Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Father. Although it has been many years since we have seen him, we know that he rests with your Mother in God's heavenly home where they both are at peace. Sincerely, Patricia (Gardiner) Smith Bechtold, Edward and Marlene (Smith) Gates.
Willene Anderson
  • Dec 16 2018
My sincerest sympathies to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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