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James H. Hagele U.S. Army WWII
James H. Hagele U.S. Army WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 8/2/1923
Died On: 8/8/1987 Last Residence: 10580 Rye, Westchester, New York
Street Address: 21 Elm St
Service Number: 32 724 412
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-269


BIOGRAPHY
 
James H. Hagele

James H. Hagele was born an identical twin at United Hospital on Aug 2 1923 to Frederick and Catherine Norton Hagele. His father was born in Germany and his mother was born in New York. James and his seven siblings were all born in New York. In Rye his family lived at 30 Elm Place and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. James attended Rye public schools graduating from Rye High School in 1941.

He enlisted in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. As a US Army corporal from 1942 to 1945 he served as a radio technician with an artillery unit in Europe during World War II.

He was one of four Hagele brothers to serve in the war. (see links below)

James married Adrienne Brown at the Church of the Resurrection to Rye A June 17 1950 He started work as an office assistant at S.H. Graham Co., a Rye moving company in the early 1960s.


Morgan and Brother Manhattan Moving and Storage Co Inc bought the company a decade later and James managed the Rye office until his death.

James was active in the Rye community affairs and was known for counseling many new Rye residents who were company customers on where to find businesses and services to the Rye. He served for many years on the organization committee of the William H. Balls Memorial Field Day, an annual Labor Day weekend event.

A member of the Rye Fish and Game Club, James enjoyed fishing on Long Island Sound in Westchester and in the Catskillls. He was an amateur photographer and was often seen walking the family dogs Benny and Tex around Rye. He was a parishioner of the Church of the Resurrection and a former member of its Holy Name Society

James H Hagele WWII veteran and manager of a Rye moving company died Saturday, August 8, 1987 at United Hospital to Port Chester after a brief illness. He was 64


At the time of his death he was survived by his wife, five daughters: Teresa Foster, Catherine Hagele of Rye, Sharon Haviland of Mamaroneck, Francene Spicer of Pawling NY and Christine Sullivan of Lincoln RI, his twin brother Thomas Hagele of Rye and three other brothers William Hagele of Rye, George Hagele of Port Chester and John of Noroton CT., two sisters Ella Baker of Harrison and Loretta Watson of Mamaroneck and four grandchildren. A brother Frederick predeceased him.






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