Henry Reiss Kimmel, 81 , of Mahoning Valley went to be with his Lord on November 13. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Henry R & Virginia (Shafer) Kimmel Sr. He graduated from Wilson High School, Muhlenberg College and Temple University. While at Muhlenberg, he belonged to the Education Society, the DeMolay Club, Psi Chi honorary fraternity dedicated to psychology, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity affiliated with Boy Scouts of which he was an Eagle Scout, Vice President of the Interfraternity Council and President of Eta chapter of Phi Kappa Tau. Henry was a member of Masonic Lodge 621, F and AM for 54 years, and Consistory Valley of Allentown for 47 years. He was also a member of Zion UCC, Lehighton. He taught special education at the high school level for 36 years. Henry was married to the former Elizabeth Williams of Catasauqua for 60 years. They spent a lot of time traveling in Canada, the US and Europe. Surviving in addition to his wife are 2 sons, Charles N. Kimmel & his wife Mary Louise of Jim Thorpe, Matthew J. Kimmel & his wife Larissa of Lehighton, 5 grandchildren, Staff Sgt. Charles USAF, Adam & wife Rachael, Chad, Emma & Josiah and great-grandson, River, son of Adam. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, November 18th at 11 a.m. at The Ovsak FH, 190 S. 4th St., Lehighton with the Rev. Dr. Dean D. Frey officiating. Call 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursday. Private interment. Memorial Contributions in his name may be made to Carbon County Friends of Animals, 77 W. 13th St. Jim Thorpe, Pa. 18229. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com
Todd G. Kriner | F.D., Supv. | Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home
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