Jacquelyn “Jackie” Bressler, 74

Jacquelyn J. (Reinert) Bressler, 74, widow of the late David W. Bressler, Sr., passed away on Monday, October 23, 2023.

Born in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. Reinert and Annie Y. (Schlegel) Reinert.

Jackie loved quilting and teaching quilting classes at her home. Her home, her friends, and especially her charity work within her church, were a great source of joy, comfort, and contentment for her. She was maddeningly patient, forgiving, charitable, and found great strength in her faith; a resilient, independent, strong woman who would set a goal and achieve it with perfection and determination. She decided to be a nurse as her children grew, was valedictorian of her class, and was a proud LPN for 20+ years at MCG & RC. Her chosen nursing field was geriatrics; she was a charge nurse, and a very dedicated one. She enjoyed gardening, tulips, Mimosa trees, and was a fantastic cook. She loved decorating her yard for holidays and the seasons, hosting Halloween carving parties, and celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas (her favorite holiday) with her children and grandchildren around her. Christmas cookie time was her favorite time of the year, along with Fall, and she spent as much time as she could with her grandchildren from Thanksgiving until Christmas, baking cookies for everyone. Those days were indeed her greatest joys. Jackie deeply loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She cared for her siblings, making sure none were left unsupported. She also loved and was dedicated to her pets, ensuring their comfort and happiness.

Surviving is her daughter Christine Bressler-Weld, wife of David; son David W. Bressler Jr., husband of Jamie; sisters Carol “Toot” Brumbach and Marlene Reinert, wife of Harold; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brothers John, Eugene, Kenneth, and Robert Reinert.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home (1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525) with Pastor Sherry Lantz and Randy Doaty officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Boyertown. A visitation will also be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 10:30-11:00AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boyertown Area Multi-Service (200 Spring St, Boyertown, PA 19512) in Jacquelyn’s name.

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Christine and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish something I say could make things better. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

Many of us have experienced similar losses but there’s probably never a good way to approach the topic and help our family and friends prepare for that moment. Each one of us grieves differently and in our own time. There should never be a comparison given to us that dictates how long to grieve or when the first memory brings a smile to our face or even a big ole belly laugh. Some can laugh as soon as the family and friends gather to pay our last respects and they start sharing memories. Some won’t laugh for years when even the funniest memories pop up. If I were told I must give advice, I would say to share the memories as they come. Whether that sharing is to a chosen loved one or written in a journal, I think it’s important to share in some way. It’s how I’ve kept the best memories alive. And for me, the more time passes the less hurt I feel and the more I crave those memories. I hope the memories become a healing force for you.
I will continue to pray for you and for all those you love.

~ Lindy
10/28/2023 6:37:11 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was a remarkable lady and a true friend. She will be sadly missed! Your family is in my prayers!

~ Barbara Good Carlisle, Pa
10/27/2023 8:26:46 PM

I am so sorry Prayers for her whole family

~ Sylvia West
10/27/2023 7:06:27 PM

Christine & family: I wish I knew the perfect thing to say to make it all better, but those words don’t exist, so instead: I will simply love you. There are things death cannot touch, and your love for your mom is one of them. I can't imagine your pain and grief right now. Please don’t hesitate to rely on our friendship as a source of comfort and strength. May God hold you in the palm of His hands as you lay your precious mom to rest. God bless.

~ Kim Carolina
10/27/2023 2:56:40 PM

We are so sorry. Thoughts and prayers for all her family and friends.

~ Ginny Hoppes
10/27/2023 2:25:04 PM

Sorry for your loss.

10/27/2023 12:55:47 PM