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Sylvia A. Richeal, 79, of New Castle passed away the afternoon of Dec. 8, 2017, at The Grove at New Wilmington.
Born April 13, 1938, in New Castle, she was the daughter of Samuel J. Reese and Catharine Berkley Simmons.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lee C. Richeal, whom she married on June 7, 1957.
A 1956 graduate of New Castle High School, Sylvia was employed with Liberty Mutual Insurance as an underwriter assistant for 30 years until her retirement in 2000.
She served as president of the band parents and enjoyed sewing, cross-stitch and flower gardening and was a member of Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Susan (Thomas) Terpin of Girard, Ohio; one son, David L. Richeal of Prairie Grove, Ill.; two brothers, Randy (Ruth) Reese of New Castle and Mark Reese of New Galilee; two sisters, Betty (Bill) Love of Jamestown, Pa., and Linda (Charles) Simon of New Castle; and three grandchildren, Steven Terpin, Jacob Richeal and Thomas Richeal.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Gay Williams and Rita Crisci; and one brother, Douglas Reese.
In keeping with Sylvia's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., where online condolences may be offered at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on December 11, 2017
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