In the Hands of Caring Professionals
When you come to Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes to honor the life and spirit of your loved one, you will be taken care of by a concerned, professional staff that is committed to making your experience warm and memorable. We would like to introduce you to our funeral associates:
FARES J. “CHIP” RADEL
Chip was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Purcell High School and attending Xavier University, Chip immediately pursed his career in the funeral industry. Chip is the third generation to carry on the family-owned and operated business. Radel Funeral Homes was started over 140 years ago by Chip’s grandfather John J., Radel and was passed on to his father, Henry Radel. After Henry’s death Chip followed in his fathers’ footsteps and became a licensed funeral director in Ohio and Kentucky. He is a state board-certified master funeral director, a board member of Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky and serves on their loan and trust committees. He is a member of Cincinnati Citizens Police Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Cremation Association of North America and the Kentucky Funeral Directors Association, and past board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Cincinnati. Chip has two children, Katie and Fares J. Radel, Jr. Chip’s hobbies include fishing, collecting antiques and woodworking.
MARGARET A. “MICKEY” RADEL
Mickey’s family is originally from Newport, Kentucky. At the age of 13, she, along with her mother and father, moved to Ft. Myers Beach, Florida where they owned and operated a small motel, trailer court and marina for 20 years. She graduated from Cypress Lake High School and every day after school would help train dolphins for their show at the marina. She began her banking career in Florida working for Beach First National Bank (which after seven successful conversions became Bank of America) as a switchboard operator and moved her way through the ranks becoming vice president of data operations for both Bank of America and Carolina First Bank. Mickey has three children, Katy, Christopher and Carrie. After leaving Florida, they resided in South Carolina for five years. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troops and also was involved with the Boy Scouts with her son. She was active in all of her children’s sports and extra-curricular activities, headed the once a year fund raiser/silent auction for St. Peters Catholic School in Columbia, South Carolina, was an active member of the parent/teacher association for St. Joseph Catholic School in Cold Spring and the Ft. Thomas School District and served as a member for the Souled Out Women’s campaign. Mickey is married to Chip Radel, has been a licensed Kentucky funeral director since 2001 and serves as President of Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes. Her hobbies include sewing, needlepoint and reading.
SAMUEL A. “SAM” LANGE
MANAGER/FUNERAL DIRECTOR & EMBALMER
Samuel A. Lange is native to the Northern Kentucky Area, growing up in Ft. Wright, KY. Sam is a 2014 graduate of Holy Cross High School in Covington, KY and is a 2016 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, IN. He licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Kentucky. Sam is married to Erin Lange (Chell). They reside in Ludlow, Kentucky and attended St. Agnes Church in Ft. Wright. Sam is a Certified Crematory Operator/Arranger through the ICCFA. Sam is very involved in his community as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family, friends, and his golden retriever Sasha.