In Memory

Andrew J Christel

Andrew J Christel
304th Station Hospital


6 Jul 1924 Linden, New Jersey
31 May 2015 Rahway, New Jersey




Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Andrew J. Christel

WWII veteran, Singer assembler, former Clark resident, 90

Andrew J. Christel, 90, of Rahway, N.J., formerly of Clark, N.J., entered into eternal rest on May 31, 2015.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the funeral from the Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Thursday, June 4, at 8:45 a.m., thence to St. Agnes Church, Clark, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 9:45 a.m. Entombment will follow in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia, N.J. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. To offer condolences, please visit

Mr. Christel was born in Linden, N.J., and resided in Clark for 61 years, prior to moving to Rahway, four years ago.

He proudly served his country in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Rahway Retired Men's Club.

Mr. Christel was an assembler at Singer Manufacturing for 43 years, retiring many years ago.

Mr. Christel was predeceased by his beloved wife, Catherine (McSweeney) Christel, and his brothers, Vincent and Richard Christel. He is survived by his devoted children, Kathleen Smalie and her husband, Dennis, and Kenneth Christel and his wife, Judy; his cherished granddaughters, Kimberly and Michelle, and his dear sister, Betty Mernaugh.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the National MS Society, Aspen Corporate Park, 1480 U.S. Hwy. 9 North, Suite 301, Woodbridge, N.J. 07095.