Wayne William Siegel died Sept. 5, 2017.
He was born July 11, 1928 to Clarence and Sarah Siegel of Mountaintop.
After graduating from Fairview Township High School in 1946, he joined the U. S. Army Air Force and served from 1946 –1949, stationed in Japan. He was a World War II Veteran.
Wayne was also a scouted baseball prospect of the Pittsburgh Pirates as a pitcher.
Wayne was employed at Dana Perfume in Mountain Top from 1963 until his retirement in 1992.
Wayne was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved NASCAR and rooted especially for Dale Earnhart Sr. He was a great baseball fan and loved his Phillies.
Wayne was also an avid golfer and in his latter years, a mainstay at Hollenback Golf Course in Wilkes-Barre. Wayne could often be found there “Getting in a few holes” when other souls would not brave the weather in which he would play.
Wayne was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Teresa Henry Siegel, his parents, his twin brother Will Siegel and sister Evelyn Shuler, Mountaintop.
It was the loss of Teresa that took the wind out of his sails, a wind that now blows strong and true for the two of them for eternity in the arms of the Lord.
He is survived by his daughter Sandy Smedley and her husband William, Swoyersville, daughter Sarah Smigelski and her husband Anthony, Mountaintop, grandchildren Jared and Taylore Smigelski, also of Mountaintop, Sisters Elaine Deno, Hazelton, Nancy Fennell, Melbourne Florida, and Mary Lamoreaux, Mountaintop, and brother Clarence L. Siegel, Mountaintop.
The family would like to thank the staff at Highland Park Senior Living, especially the staff of their memory care unit. It was his home away from home and the staff made it his special place to feel safe.
Funeral arrangements and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.