Regina Elizabeth Zobel, 92, of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020. She was born March 1, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles and Christine (Freund) Haeckler. She was the wife of the late Andrew "Andy" Zobel who passed away May 13, 2020. In 1944 at age 16, Regina worked for the G. C. Murphy Co. Store # 1 in McKeesport as a Soda Fountain Girl. She graduated from McKeesport High School in 1946 and continued with Murphy's until 1963. She went back to Murphy's in 1978 and continued there until her retirement in 1988. She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling, dancing, pie baking and playing cards with her neighborhood card club.
She is survived by her loving children, Sharri (Jack) Ekiert of White Oak, Randi (Robert) MacKeil of Murrysville, Andrew L . Zobel of Penn Hills, Pamela (Jeff) Siegel of Irwin and Craig (Elaine) Stephan of Greene County, brother, Charles (Vija) Haeckler of Lansing, MI, sister, Joan Haeckler McDonald, of Henderson, KY, grandchildren, Lisa (Jeff) Behneke, Lauri (Jason) Hazaga, John and Jeffrey Ekiert, and Jesse Gustafson, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, brother-in-law, Ray Stewart of NC, nieces, nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Haeckler Stewart and brother-in-law, Jack McDonald.
There is no visitation. Funeral service will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11 am. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at 412-460-3663. The family would like to thank her caregiver, Mary Ellen Miller and Gateway Hospice for their kindness and compassion. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published October 14, 2020.