Rudolph E. \nKresh, Jr., 91, of Butler, passed away on Sunday, \nSeptember 19, 2021 at home with family. Rudy was \nborn July 15, 1930 in Bethlehem, PA, and raised in \nNazareth, PA, the son of the late Rudolph E. Kresh, \nSr. and Irene Mae (Lear) Treon. \nHe earned \nhis own way through Moravian College, where he \nreceived a BS degree in business administration. He \nspent most of his career working for Burroughs Corp. \nin computer programming and systems analysis and \ndesign, including programmer management in the \nPittsburgh and Trenton offices. He also worked for \nLehigh Structural Steel Co. in Allentown, where he \ninstalled their first IBM system, and TRW-Fujitsu in \nPittsburgh and Orlando, where he installed ATM \nsystems on the eastern seaboard. \nRudy was a \ntireless volunteer for worthy causes. He was a \nmember of St. Andrew Catholic Church in All Saints \nParish, where he served as an usher, parish council \nmember, and CYO leader. He was a Knight of Columbus, \nand enjoyed passing out tootsie rolls at Walmart to \nraise money benefiting St. Anthony School and \nMcGuire Home. He was also a Boy Scout leader and \nmidget football coach. He managed horse shows for \nboth 4-H and the Butler County Saddle Club, the \nlatter for the benefit of the Easter Seal Society, \nfor which he earned the Brace for an Ace Award by \nincreasing donations ten-fold. He was also a \npast-president of MORA Club, worked with Habitat for \nHumanity and served on the Board of Tanglewood \nSenior Center.\nHe enjoyed \nfamily, travel, Civil War history, auto racing, \ngolf, sports, and was a regular fan at school and \nsporting events whenever his children, \ngrandchildren, or other family members were \nparticipating.\nRudy is \nsurvived by his wife of 67 years, Anna (Tanczos) \nKresh, whom he married on July 17, 1954 in Sacred \nHeart Catholic Church, Bath, PA; his children David \n(Cathi) Kresh of Washington, PA, Irene (Jack) Rosati \nof McDonald, PA, Daniel (Kim) Kresh of Butler, and \nTeresa (Roger) McDowell of Butler; grandchildren \nJames Rosati, Christina McElhinny, Megan McDowell, \nPatrick Kresh, Carrie Porr, Eric Hansen, Jared \nHoffman, and Carolyn Timko; and ten great \ngrandchildren. \nHe was \npreceded in death by his son Leonard Kresh and \ngrandson Jacob Kresh.\nFamily and \nfriends will be received on Friday, September 24th \nfrom 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Thompson - Miller \nFuneral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, \nPA 16001.\nA Mass of \nChristian Burial from All Saints Parish will be on \nSaturday, September 25th at 10:00 a.m. at St. \nAndrew's Roman Catholic Church, 1660 N. Main Street \nExtension, Butler, PA 16001.\nBurial will \nbe at St. Michael Cemetery.\nIn lieu of \nflowers, donations can be made to the Knights of \nColumbus Bishop's Project at \nwww.BishopsProjectKofC.org.