Cumberland Times-News

January 5, 2013


Cumberland Times-News

— LAVALE — Mary Ann Airesman, 88, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 2, 2013, at the Perring Parkway Center in Baltimore.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles D. Airesman; her son, Mark Airesman and her sister, Sister Jeanne Dressman.

Mrs. Airesman was born Mary Ann Dressman on Oct. 23, 1924, in LaVale. She was the oldest of three children born to John Francis Dressman and Frances Maffley Dressman, of LaVale.

Mrs. Airesman graduated from Saints Peter & Paul Ursuline Academy, Cumberland, in 1942. In 1945, she graduated from The Allegany Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse until her marriage to Charles D. Airesman in 1953. They had three children.

Mrs. Airesman was a housewife and caregiver. Her Catholic upbringing guided her as she raised her family.

She was a talented artist who loved painting and playing her piano. She also enjoyed crafts, like crocheting and sewing. Her legacy to her family was her caring and gentle nature and the wonderful art she left behind.

Mrs. Airesman is survived by her daughter, Paula Airesman, of Perry Hall; her son, Charles D. Airesman Jr., wife Dee, and their children, Nicole and Ryan, of LaVale and her brother, Fred Dressman, of LaVale.

Friends will be received at the Hafer Funeral Service, P.A., Chapel of the Hills, 1302 National Highway, LaVale, on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Ladies of the Mountain Parish, St. Ambrose Catholic Church, on Monday at 10 a.m.

Interment will be in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Cemetery, Somerset, Pa., on Monday at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 517 Oldtown Road, Cumberland, MD 21502.

Condolences to the family may be posted after Mrs. Airesman’s obituary at