Dale Rockel

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Dale Rockel, 55, of Pond Hill passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Nanticoke on June 9, 1958. He was the son of Shirley M. and the late Dale F. Rockel. Dale owned and operated Rockel's Garage. He was a dedicated fireman with the Pond Hill–Lily Lake Volunteer Fire Company, where he was acting fire chief for 33 years. He was president of the Mountain Top Mutual Aid, and president of Luzerne County Fire Chiefs Association.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Regina (Jean); his mother, Shirley; their children, Melissa and her husband, Douglas Krauss and their children, Ann and Tyler, Culpeper, Va.; Dale Jr. and his wife, Tiffany, and their children, Dale II, Levi and Garrett, Pond Hill; brother, Emil Carver, Pond Hill; brother-in-law, Joseph Horn; and nephew, Adam.

Entrusted to the care of the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Bruce Nobel, family friend, presiding. He will be laid to rest with fireman rites in Pond Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 26, 2012
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