WESTFIELD John A. Reibel III, 64, of 106 Spring St., Westfield, died Monday (Nov. 26, 2012), in Westfield Memorial Hos-pital.
John was born June 7, 1948, in Westfield, the son of John A. and Rosemont Utegg Reibel.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1974, with an honorable discharge, having served aboard USS Springfield CLG-7 in Gaeta, Italy.
John had formerly worked at Ethan Allen Furniture in Mayville, he had been the body shop foreman at Raynor Chrysler-Plymouth in Westfield, he had owned and operated JAR'S Cars in Westfield, had worked at Servicemas-ter By Higginbotham's, currently he worked in maintenance at NRG in Dunkirk.
John was a member of the U.S. Bowling Congress out of Erie, Pa., and was a former member of the Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club in Mayville.
John enjoyed car shows, car auctions, doing oil paintings, riding a bike, rock 'n' roll music, and country music. He dearly loved his family and had been a devoted caregiver for his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Julie King Reibel, whom he married July 27, 1974, in Mayville; his mother, Rosemont Reibel of Westfield; two sisters: Dawn (Donald) Bagley of Westfield, and Kathleen (Fred) Frost of Clearwater, Fla.; nieces and nephews: Janet (Scott) Cookson, Patricia Bagley, Timothy Bagley, Curt Chandler, Christopher Chandler, Tammy Railey, Lisa (Gary) Lodmell, Aimee Klocek, and Karie King; great-nieces and nephews: Kimberly, Danielle, Stacen, Jeramya, Justin, Ellen, Megan, Moriah, Kiyla, Courtney, Kaitlin, Emily, Leah and Derek; several great-great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Reibel on Jan. 7, 2004; a sister, Barbara Warner on April 8, 2006.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Freay Funeral Home, Mayville, N.Y. Andrew Knickerbocker and Ronald Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the Mayville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the fun-eral home.
Memorials may be made to either the Mayville; or Westfield Fire Department Rescue Squad; or to a charity of choice.