Charles Axel Poekel Sr. died at home on Wednesday, November 7. Poekel, an Essex Fells resident, was a realtor in Verona for six decades. Poekel, who was also the inventor of a method for de-icing aircraft propellers, was 97.
A memorial service has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 271 Roseland Avenue, Essex Fells. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “U.F. Foundation” to support the Charles A. Poekel Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund, c/o College of Engineering Development Office, P.O. Box 116575, Gainesville, Fla. 32611.
The full obituary can be found in The Progress of Caldwell.