In Memory of Edward Treesh

Edward J. Treesh, the oldest living member of the Akron Railroad Club, died on Sunday (Feb. 5, 2012). He was 94.

Mr. Treesh was an avid collector of railroad memorabilia and model railroad equipment, most of which he gave to the club a few years ago. He also gave the club the many photographs that he had taken during his many travels over the years.

The club held a silent auction to sell the Treesh collection while other items were given to various club members. In particular, Mr. Treesh collected American Flyer model trains.

Born in Akron, he was the son of Homer and Nora Treesh. He worked at Goodyear Aerospace for 33 years before retiring in 1971. As a young man, he played baseball for the Pelicans and the Silver Seals, and basketball for the Petit’s.

Mr. Treesh was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Erma; a daughter, Betty; a brother, Carson; a granddaughter, Sherry; and a son-in-law, Tom Staubus. He is survived by a son, Roy; a daughter, Sally; and seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

He requested that no services and or burial ceremony take place.

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