Robert H. Peel Sr.


Robert H. Peel Sr. of Newburgh, NY entered into eternal rest September 30, 2022. He was 100 years old.

He was born to the late Henry Benton and Effie Lena Peel. Robert was born on April 12, 1922 in Weatherford, TX. Soon after his birth, his family moved to Post, Texas after his father purchased a farm. Soon after graduating from high school, he moved out to California where he briefly worked at an airplane factory. After leaving California he returned to Texas where he volunteered to join the United States Army Corps. He served in the Burma, China, India theatre during WWII. While stationed at Stewart Field in Newburgh, NY he met the love of his life, Anna Cimorelli, during a USO dance. They were married on June 30, 1946. After working in the same place for 35 years he and a partner opened up a business, S&R Electronics of Newburgh.

He is survived by his son Robert H. Peel Jr and his wife Mary of Newburgh, NY. He had 5 grandchildren Della Vondras and her husband Peter of Newburgh, NY, Jessica Faraone and her husband Jeremy of Marlboro, NY, Michael Peel and Noel, his significant other, of Rockland County NY, Michelle Peel and her partner, Brynne Greene, along with her daughters, Dayanna and Braylynn, of Newburgh, NY and John Peel and his wife Kimberly of Walden, NY. In addition, he was survived by 11 Great-Grandchildren; Jordan Peel and his wife Kristina, Kathryn Vondras, Michala Vondras, McKenzie Vondras, Joseph Peel, Chloe Torres-Diaz, Kael Torres-Diaz, Julia Schuetz, Jaxon Faraone, Adriana Hedden, Alexandra Peel and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren Olivia Albertelli, and Braden Peel. He is also survived by his sister, Juanita (Nita) Coleman of Texas. Robert is also survived by his brother-in-law Charles Cimorelli, and a special thanks to his sister-in-law Antoinette Wida for all of her help, especially during the last 7 years of his life.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Anna and siblings Vonnie lee (Punk) Peel, Lucille Thomas, Inez Thommars, and Lonnie Peel.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be accepted by who was instrumental in the adoptions of all 5 of his grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Veterans affairs and Hospice of Orange County who both were a tremendous help in the late days of Robert’s life.