Robert Valentine Hegel, 98, of Quakertown, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in his home. He was happily married to Shirley Ann (Cochran) Hegel. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary last June. Born in Canarsie, Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Valentine and Evelyn (Post) Hegel. Before his retirement, Robert was a teacher of graphic arts and deaf education at the PA & NJ School for the Deaf. Prior to that, he worked for the Bucks County Times as an offset printer and Bucks County Vocation Tech as an offset printing teacher. He received his B.S. in education and certification in American Sign Language from Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, NJ. He also served as assistant director for 22 years at Camp Nejeda. Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Pacific Theater during WWII serving as a craft infantry signal man and a naval tactics instructor. He was awarded three Battle Stars and five medals. Robert's children remember him as an all-around adventurer, pirate, boater, biker, sunbather, golfer, but most of all, a loving dad and granddad. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Jeri Reid (Bryan), Jeffrey Hegel (Patty Pettebone) and James Hegel (Michele); grandchildren, Theresa Hegel, Asa Hegel, Crystal Hegel, Kevin Hegel, Allison Hegel, Brianna Hegel, and Nicholas Reid; great-grandchildren, Talia Keshock, Gabriel and Persephone Hegel and Anastasia Kidder. He was predeceased by his siblings Jerry Hegel, Doris Flanagan, and Gloria Seidner. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) 821 W. Broad St. Quakertown, PA 18951. Visitation at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. A reception will be held after the service at the home of Jeffrey Hegel. Memorial contributions can be made to Camp Nejeda, P.O. Box 156 Stillwater, NJ 07875. Per family wishes, those attending the visitation and services, please wear a mask.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Valentine HEGEL, please visit our floral store.
P. O. Box 156, Stillwater NJ 07875