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John R. Reigel


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John R. Reigel
John R. Reigel, 86, of Lake Hauto, Nesquehoning, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, with family at his side.
Born on Nov. 10, 1927, in Summit Hill, he raised his family in Allentown.
He was a World War II Navy veteran, graduate of Penn State University, where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering, retiring from Lehigh University.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
John is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley (Clayton) Reigel; daughters, Sherry (Tim) Chappell, of Pittsburgh, Janet (Thomas) Branchide, of Lansford, Bonnie (Andy) Kelsey of Middletown, MD, Tammy (John) Chafos of Bridgewater, N.J., and Joy Edwards, of Lansford; sisters, June Reigel of Reading, and Violet (Charlie) McHugh of Summit Hill; eight beloved grandchildren, Greg Chappell, Kelly (Chappell) O'Leary (David), Sarah and Cassandra Branchide, Ryan and David Kelsey, Costa and Nick Chafos, and two great-grandchildren, Lydia and Abigail O'Leary; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Jacob Charles Reigel and Hedwig Ott Reigel; and sister Pearl Spencer.
Service: Friends will be received at the Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014, followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Into the Lord's care, he will be laid to rest with military honors at the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Summit Hill. Online condolences may be signed at www.parambofh.com.

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Published in Times News on June 2, 2014
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