Guardian Service Industries, Inc. (Guardian), one of New York’s oldest, privately-held corporations, announced the passing of Harold Bressler, Chairman Emeritus, at the age of 91.
Mr Bressler died of natural causes. His funeral was held on August 29.
Harold Bressler served as chairman of the board of Guardian Services since the 1945. He remained actively involved in the company until his passing.
Alan Bressler, chief operating officer of Guardian, remarked, “Dad’s foresight and business acumen were recognized throughout the industry. He was very well-liked and respected by all that knew him.”
Sandy Herzfeld, chief executive officer, added, “Harold will long be remembered as a man of great vision. He had great success in business, while always maintaining his civic and charitable endeavors, but more importantly, he will be remembered as a man of wonderful competitive spirit, generosity, and absolute integrity.”
Mr. Bressler is survived by his three children, Ricki and Sandy Herzfeld, Ilene Bressler, and Alan and Rossanna Bressler.
He was the grandfather of Leah, Sam, Jeremy, Matthew, Julia, Lyn and Zoe, and great grandfather of Max and Nate.