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Rodney Rishel
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Rodney Rishel

Obituary of Rodney C. Rishel

Rodney C. Rishel age 88, died on Sunday September 4, 2022 at DeMay living Center in Newark.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be private for the family.

It is requested that memorial donations be made to the United Church of Phelps 58 Main Street Phelps, NY 14532.

Rodney was born on April 24, 1934 in Clifton Springs, NY the son of the late Joseph and Venus Zarr Rishel.  

He was a Navy Veteran during the Korean War and a member of the Phelps American Legion. Rodney has lived in Phelps his entire life. He retired from Phelps Highway Department where he worked for over 30 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed fishing trips to Canada with family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Kay Rishel of Phelps.

2 sons Chris (Robin) Rishel of Phelps

Rodney (Robin) Rishel of Little Orleans, Maryland 

Brother Scott (Margaret) Rishel of Glens Falls, NY

Sister Chrissie (Scott) Richardson of Louisville Kentucky

Step-sister Donna (Lou) Bruno of Boca Raton, FL

Many nieces and nephews

He was predeceased by his brother Joseph.

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