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John C. Drechsler, 94

John C. Drechsler, 94

John C. Drechsler, 94, of Hendersonville died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 after a brief illness.

He lived in Dunellen, NJ and Northport, Long Island before retiring to Hendersonville in 1982. John retired from Grumman aerospace after many years in the airplane industry. He loved gardening, boating, swimming, fishing and traveling in his motorhome.

John will be remembered for his love of life, his cheerful disposition and for his loving devotion to his wife and family and friends. His cup was always more than half full. His marriage was an inspiration and a story of love.

He was a long time member and volunteer at Trinity Presbyterian Church and the Hendersonville Library.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Nancy; and his three children: daughter, Jan Drechsler of Vermont, son, John and his spouse Candis Drechsler of Iowa, and son, Bruce and his spouse Barbara Drechsler of Texas; his brother, Frank Drechsler of Texas; and five grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Trinity Presbyterian Church and all are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville 28791, or Hendersonville Rescue Mission, PO Box 1512, Hendersonville 28793.

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at

Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.