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Gene S. (Simmonds) Wurzel

December 26, 1924 ~ December 4, 2019 (age 94)


Slingerlands – Gene Marilyn Simmonds Wurzel passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at the age of 94.

Gene was born in Englewood, New Jersey to the late Isaac and Regina (Kupler) Simmonds.

Gene was beloved and respected by her family and her many friends. 

Gene leaves behind her 2 daughters, Leslie W. Saperstone (James) and Jamie W. Stramiello (William), grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kate, Andrew, Jesse and Aaron, great grandchildren, Henry, Jane, Ella, Dillon, Sienna, Joshua and Nathan as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Gene was pre-deceased by her husband, Edward Wurzel and her siblings, Joseph Simmonds and Olive Moskin.

Funeral services will be held privately.

Contributions in Gene’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN, 38105 or to the World Wildlife Fund, online at

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