EUGENE, ORE. — A private graveside service was held for Amelia F. Hassler of Eugene, Ore., formally of Plattsburgh, who died Aug. 21, 2002, of a kidney failure. She was 78.
Hassler was born March 17, 1924, in Magnolia Heights, N.J., to Peter and Iuinca Simundich.
In 1940, she graduated from Walton High School in Bronx, N.Y., at the age of 16.
She worked as an executive secretary until joining the U.S. Navy in 1945. She received an honorable discharge from the Waves in 1946.
She married Albert Hassler in San Diego on April 16, 1948. The couple moved to Eugene six years ago.
In 1955, Hassler joined the federal civil service. She worked for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force until 1984 as an executive secretary and court reported, receiving 11 outstanding performance awards.
Her interest included bowling, reading and her family.
She is remembered for her sewing ability and innovative cooking and putting the welfare of others before her own.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Allison Hassler of Eugene; a son, Albert II of Houston; and three grandchildren, Chad and Meeghan Baker of Plattsburgh and Loren Hassler of Houston.
A daughter, Kimberlee Baker, died in 1988.
The private service was held at Rest - Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Rest - Haven Memorial Park and Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hassler Family Scholarship Fund at State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY 12901