Levi Robert Mengel, 90, weary of growing ever older and more frail, died peacefully on April 24, 2017.
Born on Feb. 4, 1927, in Elverson, Pa., Levi enlisted in the Navy in 1943 at age 16. He later transitioned to the Coast Guard where he served as an intelligence agent for the U.S. Treasury Department until retiring in 1965. His wife, Marjorie Gilda (Allison) Mengel, to whom he was married for 49 years, died in 2003.
Levi is survived by a brother, James Matthias Mengel of Reading; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael R. and Cristine Mengel of Birdsboro; two grandchildren, Samuel Mathias Mengel of Birdsboro and Michaela Rae Glover of Conway, Ark.; two great-granddaughters, E. Rain Glover and Shiloh McKenna Glover, both of Conway, Ark.; and a niece, Cheryl (Mengel) Debro of Mount Pocono.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Matthias Soder Mengel and Flora Elizabeth (Chapin) Mengel, Levi was predeceased by a brother, John Chapin Mengel; two sisters, Clara (Mengel) Kelly and Madeleine (Mengel) Eisenbrown, and a grandson, Tyler Justin Mengel. He also was predeceased by his uncle, Dr. Levi W.S. Mengel, founder of the Reading Public Museum.
Fair winds and following seas, Chief.
Services and inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery will be private.