Former RER publisher Fred Jaegle died last week of a torn dissected aortic aneurism. He was 46.
Jaegle joined the RER staff as an account executive in February 1986, becoming national sales manager shortly afterwards. Jaegle became publisher in December 1989 and held that position until he left the publication in 2000. Jaegle led the magazine through a period of considerable growth and founded RER’s online newsletter RER Reports in 1996.
Jaegle was well-liked and highly respected by co-workers and rental industry people.
“It was a rare privilege and treasure to work alongside my good friend all those years in the rental industry,” said Tim Novoselski, former owner and publisher of RER magazine. “It was indicative of Fred’s genuine spirit that he could relate so well with both rental center owners and the manufacturing community. He was honest, compassionate, and a wonderful family man.
“A memorial trust has been established to aid in the education, health, and other needs of Fred’s wife, Marci, son A.J. and daughter Emma. I urge everyone who can to make a contribution in Fred’s memory.”
Contributions can be made out to Timothy S. Novoselski, trustee of the Fred Jaegle Memorial Family Trust. Please send to Tim Novoselski, trustee, c/o Merrill Lynch, 301 Tresser Blvd., 10th floor, Stamford, CT 06901.
Jaegle is survived by wife Marci, son Arthur William, better known as A.J., 16, and Emma Michelle, 14.
For more information about the memorial trust please call Novoselski at 310/457-9058 or e-mail him at [email protected]
A rosary will be held for Jaegle Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales, 13370 Valley Heart Dr., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the same location. The church can be contacted at 818/784-9573.