William Theel William Theel

William Theel, 85, died suddenly on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his home in Macungie, PA. Born in Passaic, NJ, he was the son of the late Frank William Theel and the late Rose Mary (Dunst) Theel. He lived in Pequannock, NJ until his family moved to Livingston, NJ. He was a 1950 graduate of Grover Cleveland High School. As a young man he was crazy about anything with a motor prompting him to attend Newark College of Engineering for a time before serving the United States in the army during the Korean War. He enjoyed recalling his days serving with the 507 Corp of Army Engineers in Germany, where he attained the rank of PFC. Upon returning he met and married the love of his life the former Barbara A. Mick of Caldwell, NJ in 1957. He won multiple awards working as a field engineer for IBM for 32 years until retiring He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Bill was a little league coach and an Indian Guide leader. After retiring in 1986, he and his wife moved to Reeders, PA and then to the Wild Cherry Knoll Community in Macungie. He enjoyed spending time with his family attending church and school activities and vacationing at the shore. He was a dear friend, going out to breakfast and lunch and spending time in the Tuesday walking and LMT Senior Citizen Clubs. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed feeding the birds and animals.

Survivors: Son: William Theel and his wife Mary Ellen Argentieri Theel, Daughters: Cindy Williams and her husband Gerald and Karen Theel and her husband Lee French, Twin Brother: Frank Theel and Grandchildren: Michael William Theel and Kevin Shawn Williams. He was predeceased by his Wife of 58 years Barbara, and a Sister: Gertrude.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church 1040 Flexer Ave. Allentown. A calling hour will be held on Tuesday from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to the American Heart Association.

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