Jean Colgan Pressler, 98, died peacefully of natural causes on Aug. 23, 2020 in Sanford, Florida.

Jean was born on February 18, 1922 in McSherrystown, Pa., the eighth of fourteen children of Francis X. Colgan and Edith (Lawrence) Colgan. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Pressler, in 1991, and one son, Philip B. Pressler, in 2008.

She is survived by sons J. Michael Pressler of Bowers, Pa., and James W. Pressler, Jr. (Margaret) of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Daniel Colgan, of McSherrystown; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews too numerous to count.

Jean’s indomitable spirit, quick wit and optimistic disposition will be dearly missed by her large circle of family and friends. She had many gifts, but her deep compassion and empathy, particularly for the underprivileged and less fortunate, was unmatched.

Jean was a dedicated sales associate for a residential real estate company in central Florida before her retirement. She also had a lifelong passion for basketball, arranging her schedule so as not to miss any game featuring her beloved Orlando Magic or Villanova Wildcats.

A private service and interment will be held at Annunciation Cemetery in McSherrystown on September 19, 2020. Services entrusted to Murphy’s Funeral Home, McSherrystown.

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Kathleen LoPiccolo

Oh, Dear Aunt Jean, you were so loved! And will be so missed! We'll cherish the memories & our connection to family. Until we meet again, love you!

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