John S. Semsel Jr.

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Semsel, Jr., John S.
John Stephen Semsel, Jr., 82, of Greenwich, CT passed away peacefully on December 11 at Nathaniel Witherell. He was born in Stamford, CT, the son of John S. Semsel and Clara P. Pfeiffer. He graduated from Stamford High School, as well as JM Wright Technical School and the University of Bridgeport. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. He was active in scouting as both a scoutmaster and unit commissioner within the Greenwich Council of the Boy Scouts of America and received the Greenwich Scouter Award in 1986 in recognition of his outstanding service. He is predeceased by his devoted wife of 36 years, Georgeanne Katherine (Bartos) Semsel. John is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Semsel, his son Jay and wife Lisa and grandchildren Drew and Amanda. He is also survived by his siblings, Robert Semsel (Mary), Donald Semsel (Diane), and Joan Theiss. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Monday, December 16 at 9:30am at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave, Greenwich, CT. The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 10:30am at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Nathaniel Witherell at or to at To leave an online condolence visit


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Published in StamfordAdvocate from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, 2013
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