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Frank R. Reichel ’51

Published in Nov. 22, 2000, issue

Frank died Oct. 3, 1999, of liver cancer.

At Princeton, he roomed with Bill Holstein, majored in geology, and was a member of Campus Club. In sports, he and Reddy Finney were centers on the Tiger's undefeated, nationally ranked football team.

Frank joined the marines after graduation, served 21 months during the Korean conflict, joined the reserves, and retired as a capt. He then worked for Bethlehem Steel as a specialty salesman for rail products in Bethlehem, Atlanta, and Chicago. He retired in 1990 after 35-plus years with the company.

Frank was a member of many railroad organizations and was on the board of directors of the New York Railroad Club.

He is survived by Fay Anne Wessner Reichel, his wife of 46 years, a daughter, Anne, sons Leon and James, and four grandchildren.

The class mourns the death of a guy who contributed so much to our class and to an era when Princeton was a football giant.

The Class of 1951

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