James Henry “Hank” Riefle, III, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on April 4, 2019. He was 80. Hank was born in Baltimore, MD, to James Henry Riefle, Jr., and Idelle Fricker Riefle. He graduated from Friends School of Baltimore in 1957 and William’s College in 1961. Hank served in the U.S Army for two years . He and his longtime partner, Barbara, owned and operated Hardach Travel Services, a corporate travel agency in New York City which merged with Maritz Travel Services before he retired. He was an active supporter of the 92nd Street YMCA , where he served on the Board. After moving to Havre de Grace, Hank immersed himself in volunteering for the Susquehanna Museum at the Lockhouse and the Decoy Museum. He could be found in the local coffee shops and restaurants enjoying the company of family and friends. He loved traveling, hiking, being outdoors and spending time at his family cabin, “Cloudrest”, near Maryland Line.
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Hank was the loving partner and companion of the late Barbara T. Riefle, beloved brother of Carolyn Riefle of Havre de Grace, MD, and uncle of Carolyn Alkire, Laurie Selby (husband, Lorin), David Alkire (wife, JoAnne). He is also survived by 3 great-nieces, 4 great-nephews, many cousins and devoted friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on a later date.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Friends School, 5114 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21210, or Susquehanna Museum at the Lockhouse, P.O. Box 253, Havre de Grace, MD 21078.