Edward Frank REICHEL was born 14 July 1930 in Gloversville, Fulton County, New York, USA. He died 06 May 2017 in Advance, Davie County, North Carolina, USA. Catherine Elaine KNIBBS, daughter of Glenn Ellsworth KNIBBS and Virginia J DENISON , was born 21 March 1945 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA. She died bef. 2017.


Children of Edward Frank REICHEL and Catherine Elaine KNIBBS are:
1. Sulema Grace REICHEL, b. Private
2. Kyle Alan REICHEL, b. Private
3. Joni REICHEL, b. Private

Other Marriages/Unions for Edward Frank REICHEL:
See Edward Frank REICHEL & Barbara Joan SNYDER

Other Marriages/Unions for Catherine Elaine KNIBBS:
See Phillip Wendell HUTCHINS & Catherine Elaine KNIBBS OR Gunther Karl FRANK & Catherine Elaine KNIBBS


Notes for Edward Frank REICHEL:

Also known as: Ed

In 1930, we see Edward's parents living at E. Fulton Street, Gloversville, Fulton County, New York:
Edward Reichel Head Mar Merchant 24m Partner Retail Grocery New York
Lillian Reichel Wife Mar 21 New York
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We see Edward and his family in 1940, living at the same address in Gloversville, Fulton County, New York:
Edward Reichel Head Mar 35 Retail Grocery New York
Lillian Reichel Wife Mar 31 New York
Edward Reichel Jr. Son 9 New York
Mary L Reichel Daur 6 New York
Deanna Reichel Daur 1 New York
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From the Evening Recorder, Amstredam N.Y., 24 December 1953:
Reichel Now Stationed At Florida Navy Base
Edward F. Reichel. aviation storekeeper airman. USN. son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward 0. Reichel of Upper Church St.. has reported to Photographic Squadron 62 at the U.S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station in Sanford, Fla. He was formerly stationed at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va. He has been assigned to the Supply department of the squadron.

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From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, 12 June, 1967:
Truax Appoints Reichel Associate Board Member
CRANESVILLE — Edward F. Reichel, Cranes Hollow Road, was appointed a member of the board of associates of the Enlarged Amsterdam City School District Board of Education at a recent meeting of the Truax Elementary School Board of Education. The Truax school district recently voted in favor of annexation with the city district.

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From the Schenectady Gazette, 25 September 1969:
Beech-Nut Names Reichel Manager
CANAJOHARIE— Beech-Nut, Inc., has announce the promotion of Edward F. Reichel to the position of cost department manager—foods accounting in the village plant, reporting to Robert Nille, foods accounting manager. A graduate of the University of Flonda with bachelor of art and bachelor of science de.grees, Reichel joined Beech-Nut: here in January, 1966. Mr. and Mrs. Reichel and their three children live at Cranes Hollow Road, Amster.dam.

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From the Winston-Salem Journal, 10th May, 2017:
Reichel, Edward F.
ADVANCE July 14, 1930 - May 6, 2017 Edward F. Reichel, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 after a brief hospitalization. Ed's life journey took him many places: Gloversville, NY; Amsterdam, NY; Gainesville, FL; Charlotte, NC; Binghamton, NY; and ultimately to a place he loved the most, Advance, NC. Ed was born on July 14, 1930 in Gloversville, NY, the eldest child of Edward and Lillian. He was raised along with his sisters Mary Lou and Deanna to appreciate hard work, his country, faith, family and friends. After graduation from Wilbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam, NY in 1948, Ed enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed in Florida. On Christmas leave he married Barbara Snyder from Amsterdam, NY. He completed his service and with the assistance of the GI Bill, attended and graduated from the University of Florida. The first two of his children were born during this time period Amy and Robert. A very successful career ensued in business management with numerous consumer product companies (Beechnut, Lifesavers, Planters Peanuts, and RJ Reynolds). His career took him to many locations Charlotte, NC; Binghamton, NY; (where his son Tom joined the family), Atlanta, GA; Ireland; Manhattan, NY; Puerto Rico; and Winston-Salem, NC. Retirement from RJ Reynolds did not slow him down. Along with Cathy Knibbs and their additions to the family of Kyle, Sue and Joni, Reichel's Bakery was born and thrived in the Advance area for several years. In his later years, Ed combined his volunteerism at two hospitals, dedicated work at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, participation in activities at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension (that he shared with Nell) and enjoyed a busy and fulfilled life. Throughout his entire life, Ed had a great passion for sports, especially baseball. He loved to play it, coach it, read about it, talk it, sing about it and watch it. He was a lifetime Boston Red Sox fan. And he had been known to say "Nothing is better than going to a baseball game on a Sunday afternoon". Ed is survived by his six children, Amy, Robert (Sun), Thomas (Donna), Joni, Sue and Kyle; eight grandchildren, Jake, Christopher, Matthew, Amber, Cameron, Donovan, Madison and Mason, two sisters, Mary Lou Wierzbowski and Deanna Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ed (aka Ted, Teddy, Edward, Daddy) was a good man, devoted to his family, friends and faith. Words cannot express how much he will be missed. Hopefully we are comforted by the many memories we share of a life well lived. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Advance with Father Dan Wall officiating. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, 183 Fork-Bixby Rd. Advance, NC 27006. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Sources for Edward Frank REICHEL:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. Obituary,

Notes for Catherine Elaine KNIBBS:

From the Southtown Economist, April 08, 1945:
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Knibbs, 3411 W. 66th pi., were presented with twin daughters, Carole Jeanne and Catherine Elaine, who weighed four pounds, 12 ounces and five pounds, seven ounces, respectively, at birth.

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Catherine was known to be living at Advance, North Carolina, USA in March 2004 when she signed the Guest Book on the KNIBBS Family web site. She was the owner of Reichel's Bread Basket which was a bakery that was establish in about 1974. She retired from the business in 2005.
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The following is an obituary for Catherin'es brother-in-law, Fredericki, and taken rom Millspaugh Funeral Directors:
Welcome to the memorial page for Frederick L Reichle
December 8, 1926 ~ February 19, 2017 (age 90):
Frederick L Reichle of Wallkill, formerly of Walden passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. He was 90.
The youngest son of Frederick L Reichle and Karoline Rasmussen, Fred served in the Army from 1945 to 1947 acheiving rank of Tech Sargent with the 52nd Signal Battalion.
He was the owner and operator of Fred Reichle Excavating until 1969 and then started Fred Reichle Diesel, which is still in operation today. He retired in 1991.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed the annual fishing trips to Canada and annual hunting trips to the shack above Kaaterskill Falls.
Fred was also very involved with Walden Little League, Allards Corners Busy Boys 4-H Club, as a member of the Shawangunk Reformed Church and as an Elder of the Walden Reformed Church.
He was married to Vanita Doolittle. He is survived by children: Lisa Reichle, Fred Reichle (Eileen), Leslie Masker (Levi) and Charlie Reichle (Marianne); grandchildren: Alfie Ford and son Alex, Karoline Ford and daughter Leslie, Jamie Ford, Danielle Stroop (Brook) and sons Kaigan, Keegan, daughter Keara, Levi Masker (Lindsay), Jacob Masker (Kristin), Kathryn Masker, Amanda Reichle and son Seth and Charlie Reichle.
After Vanita passed, Fred married June Smith. He is survived by her four children and their families.
He was predeceased by his brother Julien and sisters Trine Bennett, Kathryn Knibbs and Olive Poradish. He is survived by sister Frances Roux.
Dad enjoyed his neighbors and his dear friends Dave and Trudi Sumstead. He leaves behind his Shih Tzu and loyal companion Fred-Lee.
Fred was a loving, generous father who always adored his entire family. He will be missed and never forgotten.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 5-8 pm. at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St.Walden, NY.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden, NY. Rev. James O'Connell will officiate.
Burial will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden, NY.

Sources for Catherine Elaine KNIBBS:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,

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