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James Christopher Haebel, age 50 James Christopher Haebel, age 50, formerly of Kemblesville Pa, passed away August 5th in Santa Clara, Ca. Born to Patricia & James Haebel in New York City, he grew up in Media, Pa. A 1982 Penncrest High School graduate, he entered the Air Force in 1986 & graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Tx. During his distinguished military career he served in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield as a member of the 9th Airlift Squadron with the motto "Once a Pelican - Always a Pelican". He received numerous medals including: Aerial Achievement Award, Air Force Commendation, Liberation of Kuwait, Good Conduct, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Medal, & Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He spent many years in the construction industry and was known for his skill and attention to detail. Chris was known for his amazing cooking & carpentry skills which brought joy to everyone around him. He was a loving father & is survived by three beautiful children Jason Haebel of Milford, NH; Jennifer Haebel of West Chester, Pa; & Rebecca Haebel of Holland, Pa. He is also survived by his mother Patricia Haebel of Media, Pa, sisters Beth, Amy, Greta, Kim, Brenna, brother Greg, all of Pennsylvania, and sister Megan of Charlottesville, Va. Service & burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans http://www.dav.org
Published in The Daily Times on Aug. 10, 2014
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