Florence A. Aichele
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AGE: 101 • Lakewood
Florence Amelia Aichele, born on January 11, 1912 in Irvington to Charles & Louise Aichele, died peacefully in her sleep at Harrogate Retirement Center on March 3, 2013. During her 101 years, Aichele loved to travel the world, visiting almost every continent. In her 90s, she continued travelling to Kauai, Hawaii & Seal Beach, CA. She loved to "talk story" about her travels, the Great Depression & World War II. She remembers tapping on doors to get into "speak easies." Ms. Aichele is a graduate of Columbia High School, class of 1929 & Montclair University, class of 1933, majoring in math. Upon graduation, she worked for Standard Oil of New Jersey in Rockefeller Center, NY.
Her parents, brothers and sisters predeceased her: George Aichele and his wife Gladys, Carl Aichele and his wife Delora and a sister Ann. She is survived by a niece, Carla Watson and her husband Perry of Seal Beach, CA & Hanalei, Kauai; a grand niece, Holly Watson of Hanalei; a grand nephew, Ed Watson of San Francisco; cousins: Dick & Maureen Aichele of Saratoga Springs, NY, Ruth & Walt Gann of Wilmington, DE, and many kind friends & nurses at Harrogate.
A private cremation was held under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Rte. 70 & Vermont Ave., Lakewood. For more information, or to post a tribute online, please visit www.deliafuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 5, 2013