WESTFIELD - John A. Reibel, III, 64, of 106 Spring St., Westfield died Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) in Westfield Memorial Hospital.
John was born June 7, 1948, in Westfield, the son of John A. and Rosemont Utegg Reibel.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1974 with an honorable discharge, having served on the USS Springfield CLG-7 in Gaeta, Italy.
John A. Reibel, III
John had formerly worked at Ethan Allen Furniture in Mayville, been the body shop foreman at Raynor Chrysler-Plymouth in Westfield, owned and operated JAR'S Cars in Westfield, had worked at Servicemaster By Higginbotham's and currently he worked in maintenance at NRG in Dunkirk.
John was a member of the United States Bowling Congress out of Erie, Pa., and was a former member of the Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club in Mayville.
John enjoyed car shows, car auctions, doing oil paintings, riding a bike, rock and roll music and country music. He dearly loved his family and had been a devoted caregiver for his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Julie King Reibel whom he married July 27, 1974, in Mayville; his mother, Rosemont Reibel of Westfield; two sisters, Dawn (Donald) Bagley of Westfield and Kathleen (Fred) Frost of Clearwater, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Janet (Scott) Cookson, Patricia Bagley, Timothy Bagley, Curt Chandler, Christopher Chandler, Tammy Railey, Lisa (Gary) Lodmell, Aimee Klocek and Karie King; great-nieces and great-nephews, Kimberly, Danielle, Stacen, Jeramya, Justin, Ellen, Megan, Moriah, Kiyla, Courtney, Kaitlin, Emily, Leah and Derek; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Reibel on Jan. 7, 2004; and a sister, Barbara Warner on April 8, 2006.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 in the Freay Funeral Home, Mayville, N.Y. Andrew Knickerbocker and Ronald Brown officiated. Burial was in the Mayville Cemetery. The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29 in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to either the Mayville or Westfield Fire Department Rescue Squad or to a charity of choice.