Gene Tagle, 1315 North Main Street, Honesdale, died on December 25, 2013.|
Born December 28, 1925, in Jamaica, New York, he was the son of Palmer and Ruth Kagel Tagle.
He was employed by the Scranton Tribune until his retirement in 1990.
A veteran of World War II, he served as a cryptographer in the US Army in the Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific.
He held a bachelor's and a master's degree in history from the University of Scranton.
He was an active parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Honesdale, as well as a member of the Friends of the Wayne County Public Library executive council, and a former trustee of the Wayne County Historical Society.
He is survived by a son Gregory and his wife Bonnie, Honesdale; three daughters Joanne Tagle and husband Jim Murray, Honesdale; Bernadette and husband Tom Tomasky, Tucson, Arizona; Aimee and her husband Ed Holevinski of Lake Ariel; a brother Palmer, Florida; and sister Patricia Maurin, Virginia.
In addition he is survived by grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Joan; a daughter, Bobbie Rodda; and a brother Ferdy.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Wayne County Library, North Main St. Honesdale; The Wayne County Historical Society, Main St. Honesdale; or to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, c/o St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Church St. Honesdale.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Honesdale.
Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may visit Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale on Friday, from 3 to 6. Condolences: www.hesslingfuneralhome.com.
Published in Wayne Independent on Dec. 27, 2013