Joseph Samuel Rabel

February 9, 2017

02/09/2017

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Service
Saturday February 18, 2017
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

JOSEPH SAMUEL RABEL
VIRGINIA BEACH– Joseph Samuel “Joe” Rabel, 89, went to his heavenly home on February 9, 2017. He was born in Hopewell, Virginia to the late Paul Albert Rabel, Sr. and Ila Rabel. He was a member of Community Church of Norfolk. Joe served in the U.S. Army and later worked as a car salesman for Perry Buick for over 50 years.
Joe was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Alice P. Rabel and is survived by four daughters, Bonnie Knapp, Teri Hoover and husband Jeff, Joyce Rottler and husband Ray, and Della Sue McGaha and husband Gary; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; niece and care-giver Kathy Price; and several other nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11am at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach with Pastor R. C. Meno and family friend Bob Douros officiating. A reception will follow the service in the funeral home.
Though we love you and miss you tremendously, we know that Joe and Alice are rejoicing together in the presence of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Special thanks for the care given to dad by the staff of Restoration Family Care and Grace Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Union Mission, P.O. Box 3203 Norfolk, Virginia 23514.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.

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United Way
5 years ago

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of Mr. Rabel. He was a loyal contributor for many years, and our community is a much better place because of his generosity.

Sincerely,
United Way of South Hampton Roads Staff

Buddy Perry
5 years ago

Joe worked with us for over 50 years. He was one of the finest people I have ever known and a fantastic salesperson. He will be sorely missed . Joe and his family have the prayers of the entire Perry Buick Subaru family. God Bless!

Idalia&Robert Martinez
5 years ago

The legacy of faith in Jesus you’ve left your daughters, family and friends continues strong. Rejoice & rest in the heavenly.

MS ESTELLE HILL
5 years ago

RIP IN PEACE WE WILL MISS YOU,

MS ESTELLE HILL
5 years ago

MR RABEL WAS A VERY NICE MAN HE HELP WHAT EVERY CAR WE WOULD GET FROM THE
1985, HE WAS MORE OF A FRIEND THAN A CAR SALES PERSON MY HUSBAND AND I LOVED
HIM MY HUSBAND AS PASSED ON TO IN 2016 SO THEY WILL SEE EACH OTHER GOD BLESS YOU AND WE WILL BE KEEPING YOU IN PRAY.

MRS ESTELLE J HILL AND FAMILY,

Dick Spring
5 years ago

Joe was a good friend during my time I was with Perry Buick. RIP.

Sandy Crawford
5 years ago

Joe was a very nice person and fun to be around. He was a great bowler for many years and will be greatly missed. May he be rejoice with his lovely wife and family.

Daniel Anderson
5 years ago

I loved bowling with Joe. He will be missed.

Rick Nikkel - Director of Advancement and Alumni
5 years ago

The Norfolk Christian Schools staff and faculty pass along our sympathy to the Rabel family. We rejoice in the power of the cross of Christ and know that God will keep good on His promise to comfort those who mourn.

Chuck Goumenis
5 years ago

Well respected in tidewater. Had the privilege to work with Mr Rabel for 8 years at Perry Buick. He will be missed. May his life be eternal.