WESTFIELD - John A. Reibel III, 64, of 106 Spring Street, Westfield, died Monday (November 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 US Navy from 1970 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, he had been the Body Shop Fore-man at Raynor Chrysler Plymouth in Westfield, he had 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 & 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 moth-er Rosemont Reibel of Westfield; two sisters, Dawn (Donald) Bagley of Westfield, and Kathleen (Fred) Frost of Clearwater, FL; 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 nephews, Kimberly, Danielle, Stacen, Jeramya, Justin, Ellen, Megan, Moriah, Kiyla, Courtney, Kaitlin, Emily, Leah, and Derek; several great-great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Reibel on January 7, 2004, a sister, Barbara Warner on April 8, 2006.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Freay Funeral Home, Mayville, NY. Andrew Knickerbocker and Ronald Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the Mayville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to either the Mayville or Westfield Fire Department Rescue Squad; or to a charity of choice.