Dr. Stephen F Wurst
AGE: 63 • Manahawkin
Dr. Stephen F. Wurst, 63, of Manahawkin, died Sunday, November 16, 2014 with his family by his side. He was husband of Cynthia Zook Wurst for 39 years. He was born to the late William and Dorothy Wurst on March 6, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA. Steve received his undergraduate degree at The Pennsylvania State University in 1972. He was a lifetime alumnus who bled "blue and white." Steve went on to receive his V.M.D. in 1977 from UPenn Veterinary School. In 1984, he established the Barnegat Animal Clinic, presently celebrating its 30th year anniversary. He was a highly respected advocate for the health and well-being of all animals, wild or domestic. He loved being on the water, truly passionate about saltwater fishing and sailing in New Jersey, Penobscot Bay, Maine and the Florida Keys. In his spare time, he was an avid craftsman of wood folkart. In addition to his wife Cindy, Steve is survived by his 3 children; Ben Wurst and wife Jen of New Gretna; son Dr. Andy Wurst of Waretown and girlfriend Jen Meehan; daughter Lauren Wurst Dombchewsky and husband Orest of Galloway; sister, Carole W. Fiorentino and husband Rich of Carlisle, MA and grandchildren, Kaitlin and Reed Wurst. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Manahawkin United Methodist Church, 116 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. A celebration of his life to follow at 1pm at the Elks Lodge, 520 Hilliard Blvd., Manahawkin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, www.conservewildlifenj.org
, would be very much appreciated.