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George A. Siffel

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GEORGE SIFFEL George A. Siffel, 83, of Lansdale, passed away April 1, 2013 at his residence. He was the loving and devoted husband of Marjorie (Kennedy) Siffel. Born March 10, 1930 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Frank and Josephine (Knox) Siffel. After high school, George went to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Between the years of 1950 and 1953, he served in combat as a tank driver in Korea and then as a military police officer in Japan. After his honorable discharge, George went on to become a Lansdale police officer. Resigning after 17 years of service, he became co-owner of Penn Auto Center spanning over 10 years. When the auto center closed, he accepted a position at Montgomery County Community College, retiring as their Director of Security. George was enthusiastic about Ford Thunderbirds and especially enjoyed restoring model years '55 to '57. He also loved playing and collecting Martin guitars. Many people knew him in the area from coaching baseball. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, daughter, Lynn Siffel and her partner, Jane Bauman, of Chalfont and four sons, Robert Siffel of Kutztown, Michael Siffel and his wife, Dorothy, of Green Lane, Timothy Siffel of Red Hill, and Kevin Siffel and his wife, Theresa, of Coopersburg; eleven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Bernard Siffel of Philadelphia; and two sisters, Hope Colorio of Lansdale and Katherine Gruver of Philadelphia. Friends and relatives are invited to greet the family after 9:30AM. Monday, April 8, at Huff and Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave. , Lansdale, where his funeral service will begin at 11AM. Interment will follow with full military honors at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown. For those desiring, contributions may be made in George's memory to the Montgomery County SPCA, PO Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

Published in The Reporter on Apr. 4, 2013
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