Alfred Arthur Naegele, 97, died on Tuesday 5-29-18. His wife, the former Pauline Fogliani, died January 24th, 2000. They were happily married for more than 56 years. Alfred was born in Scranton, the son of the late Charles and Margaret Gothier Naegele and was educated in Scranton Schools. Alfred entered the Army during World War II and served honorably in the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland Ardennes and Central Europe with General Patton. After the war Alfred owned and operated the Falcon Hat Shop where he manufactured custom high-quality men’s hats. After many years of success Alfred made a career change and entered the field of men’s clothing in sales and management. Alfred enjoyed being with his family and loved to see his grandchildren and great grandchildren at family gatherings. After retirement he always made a daily visit to see his sons at their business and assisted in the operation wherever needed. He also liked to play golf with his friends.
His surviving family include his sons Charles and wife Arlene, Clarks Summit, Robert and wife Patricia, Clarks Summit; grandchildren Lisa Hickman, Albany, NY, Dr. Lynne Martin and husband Dr. Alex, Chapel Hill, NC, Dr. Michelle Dickson and husband Tom, Waverly Twp., Robert Naegele PE and wife Katie, Clarks Summit; great-grandchildren, Grace and Hope Hickman, Albany, NY, Ella and Julia Martin, Chapel Hill, NC, Sam, Maggie and Jack Dickson, Waverly Twp., Michael and Christopher Naegele, Clarks Summit.
The family wishes to thank Elmcroft of Mid Valley and Sacred Heart Hospice for the excellent care they provided and acknowledge the care and companionship of Mary Kennedy prior to his stay at the Elmcroft Senior Living facility.
Alfred was preceded in death by brothers Robert, Walter and Paul and sister Eileen M. Buzzinski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:00 AM in Saint Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton. Family and Friends may call at the church starting at 9:00 until the time of the Mass. Entombment with military honors will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Ave. Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18702.
Arrangement have been entrusted and are under the care of the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave.