Mr. Donald Allen Gresh, Sr., 86, widower of the late Lynn Kamerer Gresh, passed away at his residence on Saturday evening, May 28, 2022.
Born in Mountaindale, PA on August 18, 1935, he was the son of the late Paul and Vivian Alexander Gresh. He was a retired Air Force veteran having served in the Korean War and was a member of First Baptist Church in Aiken.
After graduating from Slippery Rock College, Mr. Gresh started his career as a television tube salesman for Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, PA, and quickly rose through the ranks in the lighting division, where he eventually became Marketing Manager in Vicksburg, MS in the mid 1970’s. He transitioned to Hubbell Lighting in 1980, where he was named the Vice President and General Manager of the lighting division in Christiansburg, VA. In 1985, he was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Hubbell’s flagship division, Wiring Devices, in Bridgeport, CT. He later became Group Vice President of the corporation and elected to the Board of Directors. He retired from Hubble, Inc. in 2001 and relocated to Aiken, SC with his wife Lynn, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf.
Surviving are a son, Donald Allen Gresh, Jr., (Donna)of Blacksburg, VA; identical twin daughters, Laura Gresh Wallace (Rodney) of Harrisburg, NC, Susan Gresh Dunlap of Concord, NC; a sister, Hazel Murphy of Orlando, FL; a brother, Ret. Col. Gary L. Gresh of Flat Rock, NC; 9 grandchildren and most recently a great-grandchild named after him, Donald Allen Gresh, IV.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Gresh was pre-deceased by his brother, Phillip Gresh.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the coming weeks at Woodside Country Club. The time and date will be published once the date has been finalized.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 322 Gayle Ave, NW, Aiken, SC 29801
The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 649.6234 has charge of arrangements.
Online expressions of sympathy for the family may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com.