Kent Rodney Siegel

January 4, 1935May 5, 2016

Kent Rodney Siegel (age 81), On Thursday, May 5, 2016, he passed away with loved ones by his side. Born in Wausau, WI he had lived in Alexandria, VA for the last 30 years. He was a U.S. Navy Captain who served his country, community and family. He is survived by his loving wife Adelaide Hall; daughters Gretchen Giannelli, Jennifer Siegel, and Julie Siegel; six grandchildren; and many extended family members and dear friends.

Upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin in 1957, Captain Siegel was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and was trained as a deep-sea diver and submarine officer. Navy service included seagoing and shore assignments. Of note were command of the submarine USS Pickerel, amphibious ship USS Cleveland, and assault ship USS Tarawa, experiencing afloat deployments around the world. He taught at the U.S. Naval Academy and directed Navy recruiting efforts. He received continuing education at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA and the Royal College of Defense Studies in London, England.

After the Navy, Captain Siegel worked for 15 years at a naval architecture and marine engineering firm, performing contract work on Navy and Coast Guard logistics programs. He remained committed to serve in his community and church. He led the Neighborhood Watch Program, and served as a national officer of the Naval Order of the U.S. and as a director of the USS Little Rock Association. A memorial service will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308 on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Interment to be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Aldersgate United Methodist Church or the U.S. Navy Memorial fund. Arrangements are being handled by, DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, Alexandria, VA.


  • MEMORIAL SERVICE Saturday, May 14, 2016
  • INTERMENT Monday, October 24, 2016

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John & Kay Roberts

June 7, 2016

Addie, Kay and I offer sincerest condolences to you and your family. I treasure my time on the Board with Kent. He set the course for the good and proper way to process, award, and present the Scholarships to the Association's winners. A fine gentleman in all matters.

Lara and Anthony

May 19, 2016

Grandpa, I will miss you so dearly, but I know you will always be with me. Thank you for your bear hugs, your wonderful cooking, your navy jokes and your warm, kind laugh. I will always carry your soul with me and I will live my life fully for you. Anthony and I love you dearly.

Steve & Lisa Chase

May 18, 2016

Addie, LIsa and I are deeply saddened at your loss. Kent was a great, gentle man, a fine Board member and a true friend to all who knew him. He will be missed by all. You will be in our prayers.

Chastain Family

May 16, 2016

Addie and family,

We will always have such wonderful memories of Kent ... our kind, thoughtful neighbor down the street when we lived in Waynewood. We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Kent was a true gentleman with a kind and warm heart.

Ben, Pat and Fr. Matt Strickenberger

May 14, 2016

Our prayers are offered for him and for your family. We only met at the USS Little Rock reunions, but he was surely a gentleman and a gentle man.

edward caggiano

May 14, 2016

God bless Captain Kent. Never served with Kent My prayers are with the family. Just great man

Dan & Lorna Musmanno

May 14, 2016

Lorna and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family. Since meeting you and Kent in Gaeta, Italy in 1975, I have felt fulfilled and grateful for sharing a part of my life with the two of you. Kent was my CAPTAIN and I always felt he was my mentor and friend. When Lorna met him for the first time she too felt his warmth of friendship. I know he will now always STAND THE WATCH to ensure we maintain a steady course through life. We will miss his smile and laughter.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate and Friend!! I salute you!!

Dave Banner

May 13, 2016

Addie and Family,

We first met the Spring of '62, in Charleston. Kent was a warm and great human being... and what a Leader! He will be greatly missed, but I smile when thinking of my friend of 50+ years. And, how lucky I have been to know him.

Dave Banner, West River, MD

May 13, 2016

Addie and the Siegel Family: the country, the Navy, and the Naval Order of the United States has lost a dedicated patriot. He was a warm, genuinely sincere person. His friendliness always made one feel welcome. We will think of him often and miss him always. Please accept our deepest condolences. June and Jim Toole

Gene Razzetti

May 13, 2016

One of the finest Naval Officers with whom I have ever served.