Obituary of Thomas L Reedell
Thomas L. Reedell, 76, of Oxford, NJ formerly of Washington, NJ passed away peacefully on October 19, 2019 at Warren Haven nursing home.
Tom was born on January 11, 1943 in Morristown, NJ to the late Axel and Alice Reedell.
Tom graduated from Hackettstown high school class of 1961. He earned his bachelor's degree at Kean College. He was employed as a woodshop teacher for Warren Hills middle school for more than 36 years until his retirement in 2003. Tom was a member of the Oxford Colonial Methodist Church, the Masonic lodge in Easton, PA, the Oxford Young at Heart Club and the Pomfret social club in Easton. Tom enjoyed Ballroom dancing, going to the casino, challenging himself with puzzles and bike riding. He was a big fan of the Mecum Auto Auction. Tom also enjoyed traveling to Italy to visit his father's grave who was killed in action during WWII in 1943.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Debra; Sons Michael Reedell and Ryan Reedell and his wife Marie; Daughter, Terri Reedell; Stepchildren, Heather Padgett, Kevin Padgett and his wife Amy; Sisters, Joyce Nabasko, Alice Wright, Shirley Skinner and Gail Dozard. 4 Grandchildren, Jocelyn, Axel, Jules and Deanna. In addition to his parents Tom was preceded in death by a sister Carol Devlin and a stepfather, Cloyde W. Zulauf.
Family and friend may pay their respects on Tuesday October 22, 2019 from 4-8 PM at the Warren Hills Memorial Home. 234 W. Washington Ave. Washington, NJ 07882. Funeral services and interment at Port Murray Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Thomas's name to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Drive, Newton, NJ 07860, www.karenannquinlanhospice.org or Oxford Colonial United Methodist 32 Washington Avenue, Oxford, NJ 07863.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Warren Hills Memorial Home. To send an on-line condolence please visit www.warrenhillsmemorialhome.com