Roger William Stachel, 83, a long time resident of the East Mountain Section of Scranton, died Tuesday in Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA. He is survived by his beloved wife Thelma Ziegler Stachel. Wed on November 24th 1960, the couple celebrated 56 years of marriage.
Born in Scranton son of the late William and Helen Moessner Stachel he was a 1950 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and later graduated from Chicago Technical School. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and a graduate of the Second Division NCO School. He worked as a Maintenance Mechanic for American Can and worked in the same capacity at General Dynamics until his retirement.
He was a life long member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and President and member of the Broad of Trustee’s at the church. He was a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and the former Scranton Wilkes Barre Red Barons. He enjoyed working on the family homestead which was in the family for more than 100 years. He collected Lionel Trains and loved Apple Pie.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter Wendy Allen and husband Charles Evans III, Media, PA; grandchildren Zachary William Allen, Tyler Joshua Allen and Elizabeth Julia Allen all of Media, PA; a cousin Beverly Trygar, Moscow and a sister in law Rosemary Mincher Ziegler.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00am in the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, corner of Birch and Prospect Ave., Scranton, PA 18505. Interment with military honors to follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp.
A viewing will be held Friday from 5-8pm in the Corey Brian Strauch Services, LLC, funeral home location, 602 Birch Street, Scranton, PA 18505.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s united Methodist Church. To leave an online condolence please visit the funeral home’s website or Facebook page.
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Irene (Johnson) Lucas
Wendy and Thelma, I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To my very dear friend Thelma. Our friendship goes back many years. All the wonderful times we shared at St Paul’s are among my treasured memories. Roger was a great guy and so much fun to work with. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Laurie Hartman Imbt
I’m sorry to hear about your dad’s passing and wasn’t able to make it to the viewing to pay my respects in person. My dad enjoyed his friendship with your dad and looked forward to going to breakfast with the group. From my own experience, it does get easier with time – you won’t cry every time you think of him but treasure the memories of your time with him. I hope those memories bring comfort to you now and in the future. Thinking that my dad is showing your dad around heaven is some comfort to me. Please know that you, your mom and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a terrific guy!
Sincere thoughts and sympathies go to you, Wendy and family. We are so sad to hear of Roger’ passing. Always remember his smile. fixing things and always was the handyman. Our prayers go to the Stachel family. Many good memories.
Cookie, Jack, Kim and John Zak Family
I became friends with your wonderful family when my daughter Christine went to Bloomsburg University that was a long time ago. I loved both Roger and Thelma going to the Bloomsburg Fair I didn’t ‘t get to see them any more but I have great memories of all of you. I was so sad to hear about Roger’s passing he was a great man who had a great smile my condolence’s go out to both of you Thelma and you Wendy also the rest of the family.
Bob & Linda Yocum
Sending our deepest thoughts & sympathies to Thelma, Wendy & family. We are so very saddened by the passing of our dear friend Roger! You were always just like family to us! We have so many wonderful memories of our time together! May your memories always sustain all of you, especially at this difficult time. We love you all very much! Let us know if their is anything at all that we can do at this time!
Linda & Bob Yocum & Family