John “Jack” Lengel, 79, of Reading, formerly of Schuylkill Haven, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 26 at Reading Hospital.Jack, son of the late Frances Frieda (Somers) and Guy Richard Lengel, was born in Orwigsburg on Feb. 12, 1940. He was a 1958 graduate of Blue Mountain High School,then served in the U.S. Air Force.He married Edeltraut “Trudy” (Mueller) Lengel, the love of his life, on Nov. 9, 1965 in Basel, Switzerland and traveled Europe.Upon returning, he graduated from Penn State, worked as anindustrial electrician, owned and operated Globe Imports and retired recently as lead carpenter for Lengel’s Herbal, supporting Trudy’s dream.He always loved “Das Auto,” was a bush-buggy builder and racer, could repair anything, and literally was a “Jack” of all trades. He was also an outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, crabbing, biking, and gardening; capturingaccomplishments in photos.
In addition to Trudy, his wife of 54 years, Jack is survived by his son, John, Jr, and wife, Patti, of Dublin, OH;daughter, Kristina Lengel, of Penllyn, PA; grandchildren, Alexis and Brett Lengel; brother, James Lengel; sister-in-law, Gloria Lengel; and nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his brother Guy Roger Lengel.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Dec. 31at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, with Rev. Michael Petresky officiating. Memorial gathering from 10:00 am until service. Interment will be private at convenience of the Family.
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