Howard Bressack

November 4, 1931 - January 12, 2024

Howard Bressack of Charlottesville, VA, died peacefully at home January 12, 2024.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Arthur Bressack of Belmore, N.Y.; his son, Kenneth lan Bressack of Stony Brook, N.Y.; and his brother Mr. Herbert Bressack of Gainesville, Fla.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mrs. Susan Bressack; and his loving children, Mr. Marc Bressack of Valley Cottage N.Y. and Ms. Ami Beth Sullivan of Port Jefferson, N.Y., and Mr. Matthew Kenna Bressack of Charlottesville, Va.

Howard has wonderful grandchildren, Brian Bressack, Lauren Bressack-Goddard, and her wife (Ande Jean), Michael Connolly, and Jesse Sullivan. He was also blessed with two adorable great-grandchildren, Hudson and Ruby Goddard.

Howard has three surviving brothers: Dr. Norman Bressack and his wife (Bonnie) of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Dr. Dennis Bressack and his wife (Abby), of Woodstock, N.Y.; Mr. Bruce Bressack and his wife (Susan), of Burlington, Vt.

Howard is also survived by three generations of loving nieces and nephews.

Howard was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1931, graduated from Tilden High School, and spent his early years working with his father in and around New York City and Long Island.

The Bressacks lived in Pittsburgh, Pa., prior to moving to Charlottesville, in 1986, where he opened the Virginia office of Finn Construction managing, hiring/training the sales staff, and working throughout Virginia. Howard retired in 2012. While working, he was very active in Matthew's scouting, soccer, and lots of baseball practices and games. He was also active volunteering with Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in the early years and was a participant member of the Elks Lodge for many years, as well.

During his retirement, Howard maintained those commitments for as long as possible. He added a few more volunteer jobs with his extra time. He was a lifelong reader and enjoyed studying history and complex ideas. For several years the favorite part of his weekly calendar was the Torah Study held by the Rohr Chabad House at The University of Virginia with Rabbi Solomon Mayer.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Monday, January 15, 2024, at The Hebrew Cemetery, 740 1st St. S, Charlottesville, VA 22902. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be donated to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, 2050 Lambs Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901; or Rohr Chabad at The University of Virginia, 2014 Lewis Mountain Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903; or Congregation Beth Israel,301 E. Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

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