Kent Siegel Obituary

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Kent Rodney Siegel

January 4, 1935 - May 5, 2016
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Kent Rodney Siegel (age 81), On Thursday, May 5, 2016, he passed away with loved ones by his side. Born in Wausau, WI he had lived in Alexandria, VA for the last 30 years. He was a U.S. Navy Captain who served his country, community and family. He is survived by his loving wife Adelaide Hall; daughters Gretchen Giannelli, Jennifer Siegel, and Julie Siegel; six grandchildren; and many extended family members and dear friends. Upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin in 1957, Captain Siegel was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and was trained as a deep-sea diver and submarine officer. Navy service included seagoing and shore...
Kent Rodney Siegel (age 81),
On Thursday, May 5, 2016, he passed away with loved ones by his side. Born in Wausau, WI he had lived in Alexandria, VA for the last 30 years. He was a U.S. Navy Captain who served his country, community and family. He is survived by his loving wife Adelaide Hall; daughters Gretchen Giannelli, Jennifer Siegel, and Julie Siegel; six grandchildren; and many extended family members and dear friends.

Upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin in 1957, Captain Siegel was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and was trained as a deep-sea diver and submarine officer. Navy service included seagoing and shore assignments. Of note were command of the submarine USS Pickerel, amphibious ship USS Cleveland, and assault ship USS Tarawa, experiencing afloat deployments around the world. He taught at the U.S. Naval Academy and directed Navy recruiting efforts. He received continuing education at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA and the Royal College of Defense Studies in London, England.

After the Navy, Captain Siegel worked for 15 years at a naval architecture and marine engineering firm, performing contract work on Navy and Coast Guard logistics programs. He remained committed to serve in his community and church. He led the Neighborhood Watch Program, and served as a national officer of the Naval Order of the U.S. and as a director of the USS Little Rock Association.
A memorial service will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308 on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Interment to be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Aldersgate United Methodist Church or the U.S. Navy Memorial fund. Arrangements are being handled by, DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, Alexandria, VA. www.demainefuneralhomes.com.

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