Richard Klingel, 79, of Aquebogue, NY passed away October 5, 2014.
Richard was born in Bronx, N.Y. to Richard and Elsie Klingel Nov. 25, 1934. He graduated from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx in 1952 after which he enlisted in the United States Navy. Richard served on the USS Bennington during the Korean War.
He worked for General Motors Acceptance Corporation for over 25 years. He enjoyed watching football, baseball and going camping with his family and friends. Richard was a fun-loving man who enjoyed “pulling the legs” of his family and friends.
Richard married Mary Long on Oct. 4, 1964; they were married for 50 years.
Richard leaves warm memories to be cherished by his loving wife, Mary; his sons Richard ( Joan) Klingel and Steven (Stephen ) Klingel; his daughters Deborah (Chris) Murphy and Maureen (Chip) Ackerman; nine grandchildren, Richard (Annmarie) Klingel, Thomas and Jennifer Klingel, Mikey and Garrett Ackerman; Liam , Colin, Riley, and Michael Murphy and one great-grandchild, Gianna Rose Klingel; his sister-in-law Gerrie DeVera, his brother-in-law John (Lee) Long; and many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to East End Hospice for their support in his final days.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead.
Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice in Westhampton Beach.