Richard William Drexel

October 6, 1930 - January 26, 2021
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Obituary

Richard William Drexel, 90, of Shillington, passed away January 26, 2021. He resided at The Heritage of Green Hills for the past 6 years.

He was the husband of Gloria L. (Cooper) Drexel with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Reading, He was a son of the late William A. and Catharine May (Keim) Drexel.

He was a machine operator for 35 years for North American Rockwell, retiring in 1995. A 1948 graduate of the former Shillington High School, he was a member of Immanuel U.C.C., Shillington, Reading Lodge No. 549 F&AM, and the 148th Fighter Squadron Association. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a partner of Drexel Beer Distributor, Laureldale from 1959-1965.

In addition to his loving wife Gloria, he is survived by his daughters – Cherri, wife of Chuck Dippenworth, Janel, wife of John Hoffert, Michelle, wife of Kevin Redcay, his grandchildren –Sarah (Dippenworth) Kyte, Karen (Dippenworth) Frostbutter, Mickenzie (Dippenworth) Hyson, Austin, Blayne & Aubrey Hoffert, Kerryn & Kellen Redcay and his great grandchildren – Nathan & Ben Kyte and Colin Frostbutter.

Viewing will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Avenue, Shillington. Masonic services by Reading Lodge No. 549 F&AM at 2:00 PM. Funeral service officiated by Rev. Megan Huesgen and Rev. E. Robert Burkhart will be private and webcast at www.kleefuneralhome.com. Go to Richard W. Drexel obituary and click on the webcast tab to view. Interment with military honors rendered by the US Air Force Honor Guard and the Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion in  Fairview Cemetery, Shillington. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to the Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 South Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042 or Masonic Children’s Hospital, 200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455-4305. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Funeral service officiated by Rev. Megan Huesgen and Rev. E. Robert Burkhart will be private and will be webcast.

 


Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Masonic Services by Reading Lodge No. 549 F&AM


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021

Fairview Cemetery

Address:

New Holland Avenue, Shillington, PA, 19607

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Interment with military honors rendered by the US Air Force Honor Guard and the Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion


Donation Information

Lebanon VA Medical Center

1700 South Lincoln Avenue
Lebanon, PA 17042

Masonic Children's Hospital

200 Oak Street SE
Suite 500
Minnepolis , MN 55455-4305

 

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Born: October 6, 1930
Died: January 26, 2021

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Joe Lombardo posted on 2/9/21

Dear Mrs. Drexel and family, Our heartfelt sympathies are offered to you over the passing of your husband and father. May God bring you comfort in the way only he can. God bless Joe and Lois Lombardo

 

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