In Memory of
Henry A. Hirschel
1931 ~ July 10, 2021
Henry A. Hirschel,
age 89, residing in Toms River, NJ, and formerly of
North Bergen, NJ.
Passed away peacefully from this life
on Saturday, July 10, 2021 with his wife, Margaret, at
his side. Henry fought hard against his ongoing health
concerns with the same dignity and rectitude with which
he had always carried himself.
Henry was born to the
late Eva Hoell Hirschel and William Hirschel on October
15, 1931 in Jersey City, NJ. A loyal and dedicated
family man, Henry was a loving husband, devoted father
and beloved grandfather.
Henry proudly served in the United States Army during
the Korean War. He worked for the New York Port
Authority and was a model maker for many exciting
projects in the city’s growing landscape of the 1960’s
and ‘70’s, including constructing scale models of
LaGuardia Airport and The World Trade Center, to name a
few. He retired from the Port Authority of NY&NJ in
1994. His hobbies and talents included exquisite
carpentry and woodworking, photography and researching
family genealogy. Henry was a quiet and reserved man who
left a lasting impression of his humble and kind nature
on his family and his many friends and coworkers. He
will be greatly and forever missed by so many who loved
him and whose lives he touched.
Henry is predeceased by his parents, William Hirschel,
and Eva Hoell Hirschel and his sisters, Henrietta
Hirschel and Elizabeth Murphy.
Henry is survived by the love of his life Margaret C.
Santoro Hirschel to whom he was married for 64 years;
his son, Gene Hirschel; his daughter, Catherine Daron
and her husband Ramin; and his grandchildren, Ciana and
Remington Daron, and Cal Hirschel.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday,
July 16, 2021 from 5pm to 9pm at Timothy E. Ryan Home
for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd., Toms River, NJ. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be held at 10am, Saturday, July
17, 2021 at St. Justin the Martyr RC Church, 975 Fischer
Blvd, Toms River, NJ, with a private entombment to
follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River, NJ.
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