Eugene J. "Tiggy" Nenstiel, 93, of Tomhicken, passed away early Friday morning, October 15, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Allentown, following a brief illness.
Born in Weston, September 5, 1928, he was the son of the late Fred and Elizabeth (Widitz) Nenstiel and spent the past 68 years in Tomhicken after moving from Weston.
Tiggy was a 1946 graduate of Black Creek Township High School, where he played basketball and baseball. He also played American Legion baseball throughout the area, and was offered a tryout with the Brooklyn Dodgers farm team. Instead he joined the US Army and served from 1947-1949. In 1950 he was drafted back into the Army and served during the Korean War, before being discharged again in 1952.
Prior to retiring in 1994, he worked as a Shipping and Receiving Clerk for Hershey Foods, Humboldt. He was a member of Sacred Heart RC Church, Weston. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hosting family dinners along with his wife, vacationing with his family, attending the sporting events of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and watching baseball. He was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, the former Veronica Yenchick, who passed away April 30, 2021; four brothers, Fred, Edward, Reynold, and Henry; and a sister Ellen.
Surviving are a daughter Cindy Felegie and her husband Tarone, Weston; two sons Gary Nenstiel and his wife Becky, Weston; and Gerry Nenstiel and his companion Darlene Brobst, Hazleton; four grandchildren Tara Klinger and her husband Jon; Timothy Felegie; Adam and Jeremy Nenstiel; five great grandchildren Hailey, and Reese Kashack; Landyn Klinger; Camdyn and Wyatt Felegie; a brother Bernard Nenstiel, Mountaintop and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 am from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (West) 1265 Rock Glen Road, Rock Glen, followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in Sacred Heart RC Church, Weston. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening 6-8 pm.
Memorial donations may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice at give.lvhn.org or Hazleton Animal Shelter, PO Box 481, Hazleton, PA 18201. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.
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