Harold “Jim” Dress
March 17, 1947-Oct. 17, 2018
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Harold “Jim” Dress, 71, of Anchor Point, Alaska, died Oct. 17, 2018. “He passed away at home with his family by his side,” his family said.
A funeral service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 2, 2018, at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.
Jim was born March 17, 1947, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania to Harold and Dorothy Dress. Jim joined the Army in 1965 and after being commissioned as an aviator, flew two combat tours in Vietnam, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. After serving his country for 23 years, Jim spent his retirement years serving the community and helping people as a member of many benevolent volunteer organizations: Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, Legion Riders, Cooties, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Vietnam Veterans of America, Marine Corps League, Anchorage Masonic Lodge #17, Free and Accepted Masons of Alaska Scottish Rite Masons, and Valley of Alaska AL ASKA Shriners.
Jim is survived by his mother, Dorothy Dress; his wife of 50 years, Sandy; son, Josh and Jennifer Dress; sister, Patti and Ricky Crosby; brother-in-law, Peter Alexakis; niece, Jennifer Dress; and nephews, Zachary and Christopher Alexakis, and Ron and Ellen Godden.
Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate.