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Capt. John "Jack" H. Staehle USNR (Ret.)


September 9, 2019

John H. ”Jack” Staehle, 86, of Brevard, passed away Sept. 3, 2019.

He was born May 21, 1933, in Oshkosh, Wis. As a child, he learned to work with metal in his father’s tool-and-die business. He went on to earn a degree in mechanical engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ill.

Following his college graduation, he was commissioned to serve in the United States Navy and served in both active and reserve duty until his retirement as a captain in 1993. On Oct. 5, 1963, he married Carolyn L. “Lyn” Prey. They had two children, Mark and Lisa.

He was the foun...

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