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Charles H. Reppel, Sr. Obituary


Memories & Candles

“Mr. Charlie was a wonderful coach and most of all a great mentor. I was only 12 when he coached me as a St. Bernard All Star but I remember it like...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Brant Griffin - Spring, TX

“Ms.Sylvia and Family I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Charley. I remember all that he and the rest of you did for the family, friends and the...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Patricia Fisher (Maiden name is Reynolds) - KS

“Sylvia, I am so sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a great guy. My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this trying time. My prayers...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: LUCILLE HOWAT - Baton Rouge, LA

“Coach Reppel was a great guy who loved his players much like his own family. As an adult, I visited him in Florida and he remembered all of my...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Ronnie Johnson - Philadelphia, PA

“Dear Mrs. Sylvia and all of the Reppel's. I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Chuck's passing. He brought so many hours of laughter and smiles to my...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Simone Franceski Wiltz - MS

“Dear Ms. Sylvia and children, We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Charlie's passing. Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy. He will be missed...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Danny and Diana Dysart - LA

“On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences. Kenny...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Kenny Spellman - New Orleans, LA

“I worked with Mr. Charlie at the Government Complex. It always brightened a room when he entered. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Mr....Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Linda Karcher - Chalmette, LA

“Shannon, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Please give my condolences to your mom and the rest of your family. ”
9 of 29 | Posted by: Gloria Desselles - Ponchatoula, LA

“I'll always remember Mr. Charlie as a man of great warmth and kindness. He always treated everyone with respect. I loved him and his family and...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Katherine Lemoine - Arab, LA

“To the Reppel Family Mr. Charley was part of the "Greatest Generation" that provided us all in St.Bernard a great life and a recreation Department...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Donnie Neal - Covington, LA

“Charles was a close friend. He was a credit to the transportation industry and all sports. I will keep him in our prayers.i ”
12 of 29 | Posted by: Frederick M. Bullinger - Metairie, LA

“I knew Charlie only in his professional capacity, but I was always impressed with his integrity, competence, and willingness to help. I am saddened...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Curtis Cox - Slidell, LA

“Mrs. Sylvia, I am so sorry for your loss, Mr. Charlie was a great man and a good friend to all. He will be missed by all of us at the St. Bernard...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Sonya - Meraux, LA - co-worker

“Mr. Charlie you will be missed by many. I will always remember you and your loving family. Prayers and love. ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: Connie Minton Landry - MS

“So sorry for your family's loss. You are in our thoughts. ”
16 of 29 | Posted by: Lilley Family - Port st lucie, FL

“I send my love to Aunt Sylvia, my cousins and Uncle Charlie's grandchildren. He will be missed- I have fond memories of his humor and devotion to his...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Tad and Gisele Lombard - TX

“Mrs. Sylvia, Shannon, and the entire Mahler Family, Thinking and praying for all of you during this difficult time. ”
18 of 29 | Posted by: Julie Green - Meraux, LA - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear of Nancy's dad passing. We pray for the repose of soul and his eternal happiness. We also pray that God’s grace and peace...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Shartouny Family - Sugar Hill, GA

“Dear Sylvia and family, We were so, so sorry to learn of Charlie’s passing – Charlie will be greatly missed!! You and Charlie were great...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Bob & Joyce Warburton - Jupiter, FL

“Sylvia, I want to tell you that I always admired coach for his approach to teaching young people, not only sports, but about life in general. ...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Ken Sloan - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

“Mr. Charlie, You will always be remembered as the best softball coach in history. I wouldn't be who I am today without your tough love and your...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Mindy Smith Czerw - FL

“Ms Sylvia I am so sorry for your loss,you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Charlie was a very special person and will be missed by...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Lorrie Allen - Chalmette, LA

““With Sincerest Sympathy”, your friends at the St. Bernard News ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: St. Bernard News - met., LA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Sylvia and the entire Reppel family. I am honored that I got to know Mr. Charlie and always enjoyed his...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Bob Pitcher - West Palm Beach , FL

“My family and my heart goes out to the family of such a great man as Mr. Charlie. Although it has been many years since I have seen him I can still...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Scott Thompson (Frog) - PA

“Beth and Thomas, we are so sorry about your loss! Please pass along are condolences to your mom and the rest of your family. Always remember the...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Jeff Lenzi - Lake worth, FL

“You will be missed Mr. Charlie. ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Greg Dowling - Palm City, FL

“Dad, it is not going to be the same without you. You have touch so many lives and I have always been impressed at the men and wowen you have coached...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Michael Reppel - Chicago, IL


Charles Hilbert Reppel Sr., a Veteran who proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the age of 80. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that he had touched in some way throughout his life. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Sylvia Merwin Reppel. Loving father of Nancy Ann Reppel Guerrero (Anthony), Shannan Susan Reppel Mahler (Ladd), Beth Ann Reppel Martin (Thomas), Charles Hilbert Reppel Jr. (Laurie), Michael John Reppel, Kelly Joseph Reppel (Diane), Patrick Terrance Reppel (Cindy) and Casey Frederick Reppel. Son of the late Frederick Andrew Reppel and Julia Luythe Reppel. Brother of Jane Reppel Peperone, Frederick Andrew Reppel Jr., Thomas David Reppel and the late Ann Reppel. Proud grandfather of Nicole & Charles Reppel, Taylor & Avery Reppel, Kaylee & Dacey Reppel, Gabriella Guerrero, Gracie Guerrero, Anthony Guerrero, Ladd Mahler Jr., Julia Mahler, Darrin Mahler, Katie Mahler, Elizabeth Mahler, Samantha Mahler, Jordan Mahler, Lance Martin, Jackson Martin, Molley Martin and Clay Martin.

Charles was a native of New Orleans and a longtime and well known resident of St. Bernard Parish where he was active in many personal and civic organizations. He was a longtime member of the Louisiana River Pilots Association, the Plimsoul Club, Past President and board member of the St. Bernard Port, Director of Parks & Recreation from 2001 – 2004, board member of the St. Bernard Hall of Fame, St. Aloysius Alumni, and a lifelong coach of many successful baseball and basket ball teams.

Charles will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a loving and loyal husband, father, brother, grandfather, and a friend of many, who loved his country and treasured his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Tuesday, November 20th from 10:00AM – 2:00PM, followed by a Funeral Mass beginning at 2:00PM.

Burial will follow in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.