Long-suffering Eagles fan's obit has 1 final, amusing message for team

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 25, 2017

Riegel, of Port Republic, New Jersey, was 56 when he died on August 18 and "left this Earth to finish a long overdue game of golf".

'God gave [Riegel] the miracle of time to prepare which allowed him to verbalize his last wishes.

The longtime Eagles fan's obituary in the Atlantic City Press asks for Riegel "to have 8 Philadelphia Eagles as pall bearers so the Eagles can let him down one last time".

The line, of course, was (mostly) written in jest, Riegel's wife Donna Lee Riegel told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday. Before his death, the Port Republic man promised friends a amusing message in his obituary. She sometimes suggested he pay allegiance to a different team.

"He got to see them go out on a win", his wife told the Inquirer.

His wife Donna said he got to see the Eagles win one last time before his death in their 20-16 pre-season victory on August 17 over the Buffalo Bills

'I had to laugh. The Port Republic resident and Mainland Regional High School graduate owned season tickets for more than 30 years, as has Jiacopello. "That's just the kind of guy (Riegel) was".

Eight friends wore Eagles jerseys as they lay Riegel to rest on Thursday at St Paul's United Methodist Church's cemetery in Port Republic.

While Riegel apparently zinged his beloved team on his death bed, he also got to see them succeed, according to his wife.

As cancer was getting the best of him, Riegel watched his Birds beat the Buffalo Bills, 20-16, last Thursday in their second preseason game.

A spokesperson for the Eagles declined to comment about Riegel's request.

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