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Bruce Francis Reigel

Bruce F. Reigel, age 87, formerly of West First St., Bloomsburg, died at 11:10 a. m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he had been a patient for four days. He resided at The Gardens At Orangeville for the past two and a half years.

Born in Philadelphia on January 1, 1930, he was a son of the late Bruce F. and Anna E. (Derrick) Reigel. He was a 1947 graduate of Mifflinburg High School and resided in Bloomsburg since 1951.

Bruce was employed by the Bloomsburg Area School District as a custodian for 37 years,  retiring in 1995. His last ten years were spent at the W.W. Evans Elementary School. Earlier he was employed by the former David Thomas Plumbing in Danville.  

He was a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Bloomsburg,.

Bruce was an avid hunter and fisherman. He taught his children to love the outdoors. Since he moved to the nursing home, he enjoyed taking part in the activities, as well as visiting with the other residents and staff.  He was an ardent fan of the former Vicksburg Quartet.

He served with the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Bruce was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Sarah Dorothy “Dot” (Patterson) Reigel on February 15, 2017 and by a son, Harry Dean Reigel, on July 1, 1981.

Surviving are four children: Boyd P. Reigel, and his wife Karen B., Benton; Annet L. Reigel, and her husband Bruce Hashinger, Bear, Del.; Ruth E. Reigel, Danville; Nancy J., wife of Brian E. Fry, Catawissa; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a brother, William G. Reigel, Mobile, Ala.; and a sister, Jean, wife of  Denis Haydon, Akron, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with his pastor, Audrey M. Brosious officiating. Interment in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. Friends may call on Saturday from 10-11 a. m.

The family will provide flowers. The family asks that friends remember Bruce by doing a random act of kindness.

 

 


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My heart felt sympathy in the loss of your father. I also knew your mother. Both were very kind and good people. When I was in high school I worked with your father as a member of the summer paint crew. (at that time, you kids were very young). He and I had many worthwhile conversations that were very inspirational for me.

David L. Johnson Jul 21 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers to Bruce family. I remember him like yesterday. Clean your tray better. Lol Nancy Brian and Dustin. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Bruce will be missed.

BOBBI J WHITENIGHT Jul 16 2017 12:00 AM

We are saddened by the loss of your father, but rejoice that he is in Paradise with those he loved who have passed on. My parents are in Reno Nevada and asked that I let you know why they didn't attend the services. Bud was indeed one of my Mom's favorites. Blessings to all of you from all of us.

Kathleen Whitenight Black Jul 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Reigel

Grant and Kathy Brady Jul 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Reigel

The Gottstein Family Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to you all.

The Gottstein Family Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Reigel

Paul & Lois Kinney Jul 12 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. So glad we got to meet him and your mother. Remember all the times we spent together watching the Vicksburg Quartet. Now that your parents are together they will share a beautiful time in Heaven

Paul and Lois Kinney Jul 12 2017 12:00 AM