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N. Wayne Kressley

d. November 27, 2021

N. Wayne Kressley Wayne Kressley passed away on November 27, 2021 in Philadelphia, PA. at Keystone House. Born July 14, 1936 in Philadelphia, Wayne grew up and attended school in Lansdowne PA. He was the eldest child of Nevin R. Kressley and Janet Seel Kressley. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College and a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania. Following his graduate program, he served two years in the U.S. Air Force at MacDill Air Force Base as a physical therapist. Wayne had a long and varied career both as an administrator and practicing clinician as a physical therapist. He served several hospitals, nursing homes and private clinics. He ended his career as a home care provider and retired at the age of 80. Wayne was an avid landscape photographer, capturing distinctive images, most especially of his beloved Acadia National Park in Maine. Wayne spent many years exploring this area and created many beautiful and creative images. In recent years he was an active member of the Chester County Camera Club where he found friendship and opportunities to grow as a photographer. Music was a significant part of Wayne’s life. Beginning with the sousaphone and marching bands in school, Wayne moved to singing and added his voice and leadership to a number of choral groups: The Fortnightly Club and Mendelssohn Club, both of Philadelphia, as well as the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian choir. Wayne ended his music career with the Chester County Concert Band where he played his vintage sousaphone for many years. Wayne is survived by his wife of 12 years, Joanne Brewer Conway, two daughters, Susan (Jeff) Downes of Newark, DE, Sandra (William) Jerich of Saxonburg, PA, and four grandchildren; Andie Downes, Eric (Nicolette) Downes, John Jerich and Kristen Jerich. He is also survived by his brother Dale (Paula) Kressley of Uwchlan, PA. and one sister Janet (Charles) Texter of E. Greenville PA. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martins Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 'Chester County Concert Band' or 'CCCB' and sent to Leslie Burnick, CCCB President, 300 Devonshire Circle, West Chester, PA 19380, or to Fox Chase Cancer Center at
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Sunday, December 12, 2021

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