Edward Frank REICHEL was born 14 July 1930 in Gloversville, Fulton County, New York, USA. He married Barbara Joan SNYDER 26 December 1953 in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York, USA. He died 06 May 2017 in Advance, Davie County, North Carolina, USA. Barbara Joan SNYDER was born 28 December 1931 in Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA. She died 27 September 2017 in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York, USA.


Children of Edward Frank REICHEL and Barbara Joan SNYDER are:
1. Amy Lynn REICHEL, b. Private
2. Robert Edward REICHEL, b. Private
3. Thomas REICHEL, b. Private
4. Richard Arthur REICHEL, b. 10 March 1957

Marriage Notes for Edward Frank REICHEL\Barbara Joan SNYDER:

From The Evening Recorder, Amsterdam N.Y., December 28, 1953:
Reichel-Snyder
Miss Barbara Joan Snyder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Snyder. Amsterdam R.D. 5 became bride of Edward Reichel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Reichel, Upper Church St., Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Ann's Episcopal Church. The Rev. William D. Orr, rector, officiated.
Otto A. Miller Jr., played organ selections before the ceremony and Mrs. Charlotte Gardinier sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "0 Perfect Love". White pompoms and ferns decorated the altar. Miss Janet Snyder was her sister's maid of honor. Bridesmaids were the Misses Mary Lou and Deanna Reichel, sisters of the bridegroom. and Miss Angeline Vairetta.
Jack Tracy Hammond. Gloversville. acted as best man. Ushers were David Snyder, brother of the bride, Kenneth Gardinier and Robert Blongiewicz. Escorted by her father. who gave her in marriage, the bride wore a gown of Imported white rosepoint lace over satin cut with a portrait neckline, fitted bodice and full nylon tulle skirt with an overskirt of lace ending in a chapel train. Her silk illusion fingertip veil fell from a Mary, Queen of Scots. headdress trimmed with pearls and she carried a white orchid on a lace covered Bible showered with stephanotis.
The maid of honor was attired in American Beauty velveteen and net and wore a headband of American Beauty velveteen leaves studded with rhinestones. The other attendants were similarly dressed in cotillion blue and all carried colonial bouquets. The mother of the bride wore a blue silk taffeta dress and matching velvet hat while the bridegroom's mother wore a navy blue faille dress trimmed with pink satin and a pink satin hat. Each had an orchid corsage.
Reception was held in the parish house of the church following the ceremony and a wedding dinner was served a the Chantieleer.
Mr. and Mrs. Reichel left late for Sandford, Fla., where they will make their home.
The bride wore for traveling a black dress trimmed with white, peach poodle cloth coat, black and white hat and a white orchid corsage.
The bride is a graduate of the Wilbur H. Lynch Senior High School and was employed by the General Electric Company.
Also a Senior High School graduate. Mr. Reichel is serving in the United States Navy, being, stationed at Sanford. Fla. Out of town guests at the weddding were from Schenectady and Gloversville.

Other Marriages/Unions for Edward Frank REICHEL:
See Edward Frank REICHEL & Catherine Elaine KNIBBS

Other Marriages/Unions for Barbara Joan SNYDER:
See George ENGEL & Barbara Joan SNYDER


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 Barbara Joan SNYDER:

We see Barbara in 1940, Living in Amsterdam Township, Montgomery County, New York:
Arthur Snyder Head Mar 35 Plumber New York
Laura Snyder Wife Mar 29 New York
Barbara Snyder Daur 8 New York
David Snyder Son 6 New York
Janet Snyder Daur 2 New York
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From the Evening Recorder, Amsterdam N.Y., 12 March 1957:
Death of Infant Richard Arthur, one of twin sons born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Reichel, former Amsterdam residents, in the Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., died a few hours after birth. Besides his parents and twin brother, Robert Edward, he is survived by one sister, Amy Lynn Reichel, Gainesville, Fla: maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Snyder, Amsterdam, R.D.5 and paternal grandparents, Mr. andMrs. Edward Reichel, Amsterdam, R.D.5, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The furneral ind Interment will be in Gainsville.

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From The Daily Gazette, Oct. 3, 2017:
Obituary of Barbara J. Engel
Barbara J. Engel, 85, of Amsterdam, NY, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
Born on December 28, 1931, in Glens Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Snyder and Laura Hallenbeck. She graduated from the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School and went on to obtain her Associates Degree in Art from Fulton Montgomery Community College. She was a long time member of the Cranesville Reformed Church. Barbara enjoyed gardening, reading, puzzles and was quite talented at painting which she truly enjoyed. Bird watching was a favorite past time and she loved cardinals which also happened to be her favorite color as well. She also admired the Royal Family and loved anything British, especially the Queen. She loved being Mom to Amy, Bob and Tom and will be remembered for hosting many Halloween and birthday parties at their Cranesville home. She made the best potato salad and deviled eggs that no one in the family has yet to replicate even though they have tried on many occasions. Barbara loved sitting by the fire with family members and reminiscing, an activity passed down to her sons. Barbara loved spending time with her grandsons when they were little and she would pick them up from school every Wednesday for a rousing game of charades and grilled cheese sandwiches. They fondly remember their annual Christmas Cookie baking event. She also lovingly followed her granddaughter's gymnastics career and loved watching her perform.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Robert (Sun) Burlington, Vermont, and Tom (Donna) Hagaman, NY, her grandchildren Amber Reichel, Christopher Reichel, Matthew Reichel, Mason Reichel and Maddison Reichel, her sister Janet (Theodore) Dick, her brother David (Lois) Snyder, and her sister in laws Deanna Smith & Mary Lou Wierzbowski. Many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Barbara is predeceased by her first husband Edward Reichel, her second husband George Engel, her daughter Amy Reichel and her parents Arthur and Laura Snyder. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by family and friends.
The family will receive visitors on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 from 5-7pm at the funeral home. A funeral Service will be held on October 6th, 2017 at 10:00am at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home; 171 guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam. Burial will immediately follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill, NY. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to the Cranesville Fire Department, 167 Riverview Drive, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

Sources for Barbara Joan SNYDER:

  1. Obituary,

Notes for Amy Lynn REICHEL:

  • Birth: Private.

Notes for Robert Edward REICHEL:

  • Birth: Private.

Notes for Thomas REICHEL:

Also known as: Tommy
  • Birth: Private.

Notes for Richard Arthur REICHEL:

  • Birth: 10 March 1957 in Gainsville, Alachua County, Florida, USA.
  • Death: 10 March 1957.