H.P. Brandt Funeral Home

1032 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA


Rena Elizabeth Dressler

July 14, 1926July 24, 2020

Rena Elizabeth (Riggin) Dressler, age 94, of Sewickley, formerly of Ross Twp., died on Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Masonic Village, Sewickley. Born July 14, 1926, in Uniontown, she was the daughter of the late George and Arrena (Johnson) Riggin. Rena was a nurse for Allegheny General Hospital, a member of the Eastern Star, and a member of Evergreen Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Dressler (2007), and three brothers; Emmett, Ed, and Don Riggin.

She is survived by two sons; Mark and Dale (Ginny) Dressler, and two daughters; Gail Dressler, and Dawn (Trevor) Carr. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren; Thomas, Tamela, Gillian, Nathan, and Nicole, and 4 great grandchildren; Jocelyn, Mason, Charlee and Thomas.

Friends will be received on Monday from 3-7pm at the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, 1032 Perry Hwy., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning, 11:00am at the funeral home, followed by burial at Allegheny County Memorial Park.


  • Visitation

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Rena Elizabeth Dressler

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Richard Dressler

July 31, 2020

There are so many GREAT memories in a life so well lived that its difficult to write just one. My Aunt was an Angel to me as a small child when she calmed me and became the anesthetist who actually administered my seductive during my tonsil operation at A.G.H. That comforted me so very much. She also was the person who showed up incidentally with ice cream afterwards! I have many many memories of her graciousness and Marvel at her lifetime of Giving , THANK YOU AUNT RENA SO VERY VERY MUCH.... Love you Dickie

Don[ Rel ] Ralutz

July 27, 2020

Dear Mark, Dale, Gail and Dawn,
So very sorry for your loss.
She was a kind and sweet woman who seldom had a harsh word for us [ Mark, Myself, Bubba, Paul and Jimmy ] even though we most times deserved them. [ We were bad sometimes - LOL ]
I still remember that she never missed a day of school [That is quite a feat ] and that she loved the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.
Growing up she was like another Mom to me and I will always remember her and your Father [ Mr. D as we called him ] and all of the times we spent at your home. She always made me feel welcome. So Many Good Times and Memories that I will never forget.
Mark - please keep in touch -I am here for you and we will always be friends forever.
Please understand that due to the COVID -19 situation and our underlying conditions we will regretfully not be attending the viewing nor the service.
Our hearts go out to all of you and may the entire family please accept our condolences. We wish you all the best.
Stay Strong.

Don [ Rel ] and Jackie Ralutz


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