Sidney Alexander Cressy
Name: Sidney Alexander Cressy
Birth: 26 Jan 1891 - South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana
Death: 6 Sep 1960 - South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana
Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery Notre Dame St. Joseph County Indiana Plot: Section A
Marriage: 17 Sep 1913 - St. Joseph, Indiana
Parents: Thorton Robert Cressy, Sarah Mary Stones
Spouse: Marie Esther Pearson
Birth: Dec 1889
Death: Oct. 3, 1961
Parents: Charles C. Pearson, Wilda Jane Carter Pearson
Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery Notre Dame St. Joseph County Indiana, Plot: Section A
His places of residence by census were:
Their childen were:
1 - Mary Louise Cressy Birth: 28 May 1915 South Bend, Indiana Death: South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana
married Clement Michael Miller Birth 21 Apr 1914 in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, Death 7 Oct 2006 in
Mishawaka, St Joseph, Indiana,
Clement Michael Miller, 92, died peacefully at home on the feast of the Holy Rosary, surrounded by the
love and prayers of family and friends. He is survived by 11 children, 44 grandchildren and 72
He was born on a farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he attended a one-room elementary schoolhouse.
He was the third of Frank and Margaret (Ruetz) Miller's five children. Upon the death of his parents in
early childhood he moved to South Bend and resided with his aunt and uncle, Joseph and Leona Ruetz,
and their seven children.
On April 10, 1937, he married Mary Louise (Cressy) Miller in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in South Bend.
She preceded him in death in 1997 after 60 years of marriage. Also preceding him were his brothers,
Msgr. Louis, Anthony and Hubert Miller. He leaves behind his sister, Hattie (Sr. Virginis Miller, OP). His
children are Mike (Judy) Miller and Bev Bradley of Mishawaka, Brian (Kathleen) Miller of South Bend,
Mary Beth (Leonard) Dominello of Granger, Hub (Kate) Miller of Stillwater, N.Y., Wayne (Kathy) Miller of
South Bend, Joyce (Paul) Fuchs of Laurinburg, N.C., Ginni (Lou) Gionfriddo of Vienna, Va., Vicki (Pat)
Trimberger of Mishawaka, Greg (Suzie) Miller of Mesa, Ariz., and Alicia (Terry) Cassell of Annandale, Va.
Clem graduated in 1932 from Central High School where he played trombone in the school band. He
was part of the Indiana State Championship football team that played in the newly-built Notre Dame
Rockne Stadium. The publication of his personal, comprehensive scrapbook of Knute Rockne coincided
with the dedication of the stadium addition in the fall of 1997.
He began his business career with the Racine Shirt Company, the present Stevenson Mills Apartment
Building. He became a real estate broker in 1953, and was associated with Sid Cressy Realty and
Whitcomb and Keller before joining Cressy & Everett, where he later became a partner.
For 60 years Clem was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, spending an hour once a month
in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. His creative Rosary-making was well-known. In particular,
his trademark "Blue & Gold" rosaries have been treasured by countless people in the past eight years.
He was an active member of both Sacred Heart Parish and the People of Praise Community in South
Bend. The family is extremely grateful for the loving support of friends, hospice and the longtime care
of Dr. Mark Walsh and his physician Dr. Richard Wein.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today, October 9, in the Hickey Funeral Home, 17131 Cleveland Road,
where a Rosary prayer service will be said at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday
in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to Queen of Peace Ministries, to the People of Praise Action Division, or to
the Gloria Strauss Foundation. - South Bend Tribune 10/9/2006
2 - George Sidney Cressy
George S. Cressy, Sr., 80, died at 12:17 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, in Saint Joseph Community Hospital,
He was born on May 22, 1917, in South Bend, Ind., to the late Sidney and Marie E. Pearson Cressy.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Cressy, and by a sister, Evelyn Firth.
On February 17, 1942, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mishawaka, he married Angela Gerstbauer, who survives.
Mr. Cressy is also survived by his seven children and their spouses, and twenty-two grandchildren. They are: son,
Don and his wife Pat, and their children, Kiernan Cressy-Anzelc (Bill), Kim and Corey; daughter, Marcia Hammes and
her husband Mike, and their children, Jenelle Sullivan (Dan), Claire and Michael; son, Ray and his wife Mary Lou, and
their children, Jim, Anne, Marie and Mary Kate; daughter, Jennifer Deane and her husband Steve, and their children,
Angela, Steven and Kyle; daughter, Maryclare Dunbar and her husband John, and their children, Lauren and Johnny;
daughter, Susan Makielski and her husband David, and their children, David, Meryl and Joseph; and son, George and
his wife Katy, and their children, George, III, Maggie, Josie and Sam. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Louise
Miller and Mildred Hill; and by a brother, Cliff Cressy.
Mr. Cressy co-founded Cressy and Everett Realtors in 1946 with Edward A. Everett, II. He also developed numerous
community projects, including Winding Brook Park, and co-developed University Park Mall and University Center with
his son Don. He was an active supporter of downtown revitalization and renewal projects.
Over the course of Mr. Cressy's career he was also selected by Governor Orr as the State of Indiana's Real Estate
Commissioner for the Third Congressional District; was president of the South Bend/Mishawaka Board of Realtors;
president of the South Bend/Mishawaka Multiple Listing Service; was selected as the first South Bend/Mishawaka
Realtor of the Year; was a recipient of Tulane University's Special Citation for his many contributions to the Home
Builders Professional Institute; was cited for Outstanding Services as District Vice-President for the Indiana Real Estate
Association; was a Director for the Credit Bureau of South Bend; was cited for recognition of support and service to
the American Cancer Society, St. Joseph Community Hospital, the Northern Indiana Historical Society, and the
Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes; was a member of the Urban Land Institute; a member of the National Institute
of Farm and Land Brokers; and was a member of the National Association of Home Builders.
Mr. Cressy was a graduate of South Bend Central High School, the University of Vermont, and the Officers Training
School during World War II. He served as an officer and pilot in the Army Air Corps. An active church participant, Mr.
Cressy also served in the Knights of Columbus, the Perpetual Adoration Society, and made a pilgrimage to Lourdes and
Rome during the Holy Year. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Parish at the University of Notre Dame.
The legacy for which Mr. Cressy will be most remembered was his limitless love for God, his family and friends,
and for this community.
Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. today and from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Hickey Funeral Home, 17131 Cleveland
Road, South Bend. A Rosary service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at
10 a.m. on Monday by the Most Rev. Joseph R. Crowley in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame. Burial services
will immediately follow at Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Montessori Academy's Classroom at the Center for the Homeless, 813 S.
Michigan Street, South Bend; or to Home Management Services, 237 N. Michigan Street, South Bend; or to St. Joseph
Community Hospital, Mishawaka. - South Bend Tribune 6/28/1997
3 -Mildred F Cressy Birth 28 Jul 1919 in Michigan Death 4 Nov 1999 in Mishawaka, St Joseph, Indiana, married 1941
Eugene L Hill Birth 24 May 1911 Death DEC 1977 in Indiana
2 - Evelyn Marie Cressy Birth: 20 Sep 1921 South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana
Death: 8 Mar 1997 South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana m. Robert Firth
5 - Clifford E "Cliff" Cressy
6 - James Charles 'Jim' Cressy Birth: 23 Mar 1926 South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana Death : 26 Mar 1975
Burial: Pine Tree Cemetery Patterson Greene County Illinois