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Obituary for Henry J Riehl

Date of Birth: 11/22/1934

Date of Death: 10/17/2006

Age: 72

Egg Harbor NJ

"Riehl, Henry J. RIEHL, HENRY J., 71 - of Egg Harbor Township, passed away October 17, 2006, after a long illness while staying at Mainland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasantville. While there, he was under the care of Holy Redeemer hospice. Retired after 22 years working with the New Jersey State Police in Hammonton as a Radio Electronics Technician. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1934 to Joseph and Elizabeth Riehl, he was in many ways a self-taught man, completing his electronics degree via a correspondence course several years after leaving high school early so that he could help support his family. He had a great interest in history of all kinds, particularly the Civil War. He was an amateur astronomer and on many a summer evening would bring out his gigantic telescope out to the back yard, where he would regale family and neighborhood children with information and views of the constellations. Former member of the Ventnor Chess Club, he continued his interest in the game throughout his life, which he has passed along to his grandson. Always an avid war gamer, he transferred that love of strategy to the computers, spending many an hour with the la and grea strategy games. When he was younger, he was also an amateur artist and photographer, leaving behind several wonderful pieces of work which the family will cherish and remember him by. Beloved husband of Kathleen C. Riehl (nee Ritter) of Egg Harbor Township. Brother of Albert Riehl of Egg Harbor Township and Susan Riehl. Loving father of Arthur B. Kennedy, Maureen K. Albertson, Katherine L. Spada and Pam Strassburger. Wonderful grandfather of Bethany, Alexander, Teddi and Haley. There will be a memorial service at 4p.m. on October 29th, 2006 at the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, 1707 New Road, Linwood Phone: 609-653-1881. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kathleen Riehl, to assist in the deferment of the financial burden of the long term health care. For condolences and/or directions, please visit: www.ghwimberg.com."