Paul Kachel, 79, Korean War vet, VFW commander

By on March 28, 2012

Paul H. Kachel, 79, of Adamstown, passed away peacefully at home under Hospice care Sunday, March 25, 2012.

He was born in Denver to the late Leroy H. and Esther M. (Remp) Kachel and was the husband of the late Rae Irene (Mertz) Kachel and the late Lillian Mae (Seifrit) Kachel.

Paul was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ, Denver. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the First Calvary Division, stationed in Japan. Paul was a life member of Adamstown VFW, where he served as a past commander. He was in the Military Order of the Cooties. Paul enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, cooking, bowling and was a Phillies fan. During his working years, he worked for Bollman Hat Factory, RCA and later was a steward for the Adamstown VFW.

Paul is survived by two sons: Allen H., husband of Mary Kay (Bocolo) Kachel, of Mountain Top; Matthew S. Cammauf, of Florida; daughter: Roxanne I., wife of Frank J. Welsh, of Adamstown; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his five siblings: Dolly Ensinger, Marie Walker, Richard Kachel, Donald Kachel and Esther Grumbling.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Denise Spang.

Funeral services will be held on March 29 at 11 a.m. at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut Street, Denver, with Pastor William Hoch officiating. Private interment at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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