Keri D. (Tressler) Walker
Keri Walker, 54, arrived at her heavenly home on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, after a lifetime of chronic illness. Born in Williamsport, the youngest child of Harvey Jr. and Millie (Holmes) Tressler, she graduated from Loyalsock High School and received an associate’s degree from WACC.
Keri loved people, especially children, who were drawn to her and loved her so much. Her happiest times were spent with family, friends and even new acquaintances. She loved to tell people about her Savior, Jesus Christ and how He would save them too if they trusted in Him.
As a child she contracted Hepatitis C, but that didn’t stop her from living life to the fullest. In the past, Keri played golf and was an avid and accomplished tennis player. She was a music lover, enjoyed dancing and as a longtime Philadelphia Eagles fan, loved showing off their gear!
She worked as an executive secretary/office manager in the DC area and at WGRC, Lewisburg. For many years, Keri ran a successful business as a talented seamstress, making beautiful wedding dresses, stage costumes and garments, as well as NFL scarves that she sold online and in her neighborhood. She made Williamsport more beautiful and fun!
Keri attended The Door Fellowship. She will be dearly missed by her church family.
Surviving are her siblings: Judy Holmes, of Reston, Va., Holly Binderup, of Lancaster, Pa., Michael Tressler, of Danbury, Conn. and Laura Kirkland, of Williamsport; half-sisters Mary Catherine York, of Colorado and Gretchen Xayachack, of Virginia; 10 nieces and nephews, including Will Kirkland, (who was like a son to her), Uncle Andy Tressler, Aunt Pat Dunkleberger and many cousins. Her siblings thank all who supported Keri with listening ears, love, presence, rides to doctors near and far (Sharon DiStasi) and much help and encouragement.
She was predeceased by her parents; her pre-born son, Steven A. Walker; and half-sister, Molly Tressler.
A Celebration of Life service and dinner will be held at The Door Fellowship, 470 Pine St., Williamsport, on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 5:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to The Gift of Life Family House, 401 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA 19123.
Their assistance to transplant recipients and families has been a huge blessing to us the last 7 years.
Submitted by family.