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Herman A. Treichel

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Herman A. Treichel Obituary

Herman A. Treichel, 99 of Wethersfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 13, 2013, at Hartford Hospital. He was born February 9, 1914, in Waterbury, Connecticut, to the late Edward and Caroline Treichel. He graduated from Naugatuck High School in the class of 1932 and the Perry School of Business in Waterbury. He lived for 55 years in Wethersfield. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Herman also proudly served his country for 30 years as part of the Naval Reserve. He was a Senior Chief Petty Officer and was stationed on the U.S.S. Ottawa during WW II. Herman was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years Gladys (Lehr) Treichel, his son David G. Treichel, his sister Olga Grossman Grant, and an infant brother Richard Grossman; he is survived by his daughter, Patricia Treichel Flood Moreno and her husband Ernest H. Moreno; grandchildren Jeffrey D. Flood and his wife Paramjit Kaur Flood, his great grandson Rohan Singh Flood, and his grandson Theodore R. Flood all of Los Angeles, California; his niece Marilyn Schiaroli and her husband Richard and their daughter Adrienne; his niece Mary Yule Tatman of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his nephew William H. Yule, III and his wife Karyn Yule of Santa Barbara, California. During his career he worked for 39 years for the U. S. Department of Justice in Hartford, Connecticut, beginning as a clerk-stenographer through administrative assistant, Deportation and Parole Officer, Investigator, Immigration Inspector and Immigration Examiner in the Immigration and Naturalization Service. In his early career he also worked in Naugatuck at the U.S. Rubber Company and the Naugatuck Fuel Company where he was employed as a clerk-stenographer and then secretary in the War Department in Hartford. Herman was an expert stenographer and typist and received a gold medal for taking dictation at 160 words per minute. A gifted athlete Herman excelled at baseball, bowling, volleyball, and swimming. He loved playing the piano, polka music, UConn Women's Basketball, and he and his wife were avid square dancers and round dancers for over 30 years. What he will most be remembered for, however, is for being a truly gentle man, always thoughtful and considerate of others, for his brilliant mind, incredible physical and mental strength and determination, devotion to his family, and his marvelous, unfailing sense of humor, which brightened the days of not only his family but also his friends and co-workers. Family members express their gratitude for the outstanding care, love, and support by Middlewoods of Newington where Herman happily resided for the last nine and a half years, Right at Home Health Care Agency, and his caregiver for the last five years Leela Brimah and her sister Julies, who cared for him as if he were their own father, his former nurse Ginny Allen, his "surrogate" daughter of sixty years Donna C. Richards, formerly of Glastonbury, Connecticut, and his physician for more than thirty years, Dr. Andrew Schachter. The care and attention given by Hartford Hospital over the last twenty years and the Palliative Care Staff during his final week are also gratefully appreciated. A ceremony celebrating Herman's life will be held at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave. Newington, CT on Saturday, December 21, at 10:00 a.m., with receiving hours prior to the funeral from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill, following the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Connecticut, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. For directions or to sign Herman's online registry book, please visit www.newingtonmemorial.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 18, 2013
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