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CWO Donald William Siegfried

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CWO Donald William Siegfried Obituary
CWO Donald W. Siegfried
Chief Warrant Officer Donald William Siegfried, 84, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in the Blough Healthcare Center in Bethlehem. He was the husband of Virginia E. (Dieter) Siegfried. They shared over 64 years of marriage. Born in Bethlehem on April 25, 1929, the son of the late Leslie and Esther (Frank) Siegfried and the brother of the late Leslie F. Siegfried. Donald was a 1948 graduate of Bethlehem Technical High School. Chief Siegfried enlisted in the PA National Guard in 1948. Following his National Guard Service, he operated his own business, Don Siegfried Auto & Truck Service in Steel City. He enlisted in the US Army Reserve in 1962 and was recalled to active duty later that year. He was on active duty until his retirement at Fort Knox, KY in May of 1980. His assignments included the Atomic Test Center and participation in the first ground level Atomic blast test involving US Troops; two tours of duty in Korea; two tours of duty in the Vietnam War; Fort Riley, KS; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; Saudi, Arabia and Fort Knox, KY. Upon retirement from the Army, he was employed as a logistics consultant & technical writer for various Government contractors. Don was a member of Dryland Community Church. He had great pride in his family, especially his grandchildren. Don was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved his country and was proud to serve. Survivors: His loving wife, Virginia; sons, Mark, his wife, Karen and their children, Stacy and Shawn and Scott, and his wife, Cheryl and their son, Michael. Services: Calling Hours will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. followed by a Services at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 in the Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem. A Private burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. A memory tribute may be placed at Contributions: To Fisher House, 116 Purple Heart Drive, Dover AFB, DE, 19902.

Published in Morning Call on Mar. 7, 2014
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