OBITUARY

David Charles Drescher

2 January, 193128 December, 2020

David Charles Drescher, 89, passed away on Dec. 28, 2020 at home surrounded by family and his loyal dog Allie. Dave was born Jan. 2, 1931 in Manchester, NH to the late Mary (Wyskiel) and John Drescher. He was introduced to Joan Talty on a blind date arranged by mutual friends. They married in 1958 at which time they moved to Nashua where they raised four children.  

After graduating in 1948 from St. Joseph High School in Manchester, Dave earned a degree in math from St. Anselm College in 1952. He then studied electrical engineering, earning a BS from UNH and a master’s degree from WPI. Dave worked as an electrical engineer at Sanders Associates & Lockheed Sanders for 30 years.

Dave was involved in youth sports for many years. He coached the Giants, a team in the Nashua Cal Ripken youth baseball league, for 54 years, including this past season. This long-term and unusual commitment brought David great pride and joy. He was known for his Mother’s Day tradition of making sure each player on his team had a flower to give to his or her mother. In 2010, a baseball field in Nashua was named in his honor and in 2011, he was inducted into the New Hampshire Cal Ripken Hall of Fame. David found lifetime friends in many of his assistant coaches. In addition to coaching baseball, he assisted in coaching high school basketball with Bishop Guertin, Manchester West and Manchester Central.

In addition to coaching and work, Dave also enjoyed going to Red Sox games and his camp in Meredith that he and his father built by hand over 65 years ago. He looked forward to attending Saint Anselm basketball games and was welcomed at games by the players. He was an avid reader, especially of history, and would often visit historical sites on vacation.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dave’s medical team who worked tirelessly in the past month to improve his quality of life: Dr. Kosofsky. Dr. Joffre, Dr. Yong and Dr. McDonah. For several years, Dave received exceptional care from Home Health and Hospice, especially nurse Kimberly Vissa.

In addition to Joan, his wife of 62 years, David is survived by two sons, David of St. Louis and Stephen of Nashua and two daughters, Kristen of Omaha and Lisa of Nashua.  

A walk through visitation will be held between 3:30pm-6:30pm on Monday January 4, 2021 at Zis-Sweeney & St. Laurent Funeral Home located at 26 Kinsley St, Nashua, NH 03060. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:15am on Tuesday January 5, 2021 at St. Patrick Church located at 29 Spring St, Nashua, NH 03060 with a burial following at 11:30am at St. Joseph Cemetery located at 448 Donald St, Bedford, NH 03110.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nashua Cal Ripken located at 39 Simon Street Suite 16, Nashua, NH 03060 or Corpus Christi Food Pantry located at 3 Crown St, Nashua, NH 03060.

Condolences may be left at www.Zissweeneyfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, 4 January , 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, 5 January , 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, 5 January , 2021

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Maureen Cullity

January 8, 2021

Joan, I'm so sorry to hear about Dave's death. He was always so friendly and fun to talk with whenever we met up at Hallsville or school activities. My prayers are with you and your family.
Maureen Cullity

Lori Orleans Sliz

January 4, 2021

I have known Dave and Joan and their kids since I was 6 years old as my father coached the XL little league team together with Dave ⚾️ After my brothers played on the team....they continued to coach together. He and his wife attended my wedding, I observed a surgery he had and now he has joined my dad mom and brother in heaven. I told Joan today at the wake that Dave and my dad are going to coach together again in heaven. She agreed 💕. My condolences to Joan David Kristen Steve and Lisa. May Coach Dave RIP. Love you all, Lori Orleans-Sliz

John Mariano

January 4, 2021

May Mr. Drescher rest in eternal peace. I always enjoyed my conversations with him before the Saint Anselm basketball games. His love for the game and toughness was palpable any time he stepped foot into the gym for a Saturday afternoon game. His motivation to do everything in his will power to get in a gym was inspiring, and will be something I always remember. To Steve and the rest of the Drescher family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know how important your father was to the family, and I know his spirit will live on through you. May he Rest In Peace - John Mariano

Dan Birck

January 4, 2021

Coach Drescher was such an amazing mentor + advocate for the game of baseball. As a team member on his XL days, he made it exciting to head to Harris Park and to play with my teammates. His approach to life was appreciated and one that my family talked about many times over the years.

My best to the entire Drescher family!

Dan

Tracey DeSimone

January 4, 2021

Lisa - I am holding you close in my thoughts and hoping you are doing OK. Wishing you and your family moments of peace and comfort.
Much Love,
Tracey

The Byers Family

January 4, 2021

Dave was so much more than a coach to his players. His humor, dedication, and compassion, will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you - we were so fortunate to have Dave in our lives.

Michelle Quadros

January 3, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Our son Nick enjoyed some of his best years as a member of the Giants. "Dresch" was an amazing mentor, along with Coach Penkala and Coach Barrows, and he will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.

Barry Jordan

January 3, 2021

Thanks for all you did for so many years for the kids in NH and all over New England. May you RIP my friend.

Adam Marcoux

January 2, 2021

I always enjoyed umpiring games Dave’s team was playing. He spent time teaching and working with his players. I always enjoyed talking about the game with him. The Nashua baseball community has lost a great example of good sportsmanship and excellent coaching.

Mollie Mcdonah

January 1, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Steve and your family! May he rest in piece and I hope you are able to hold on to the many memories you had together!

FROM THE FAMILY