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Eugene "Gene" Pursell

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, NJ - Eugene "Gene" Pursell, 89, of Holland Township, NJ, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2017, in the good care of the wonderful staff at the Hunterdon Care Center in Raritan Township, NJ.

Gene was born December 2, 1927 in Upper Black Eddy, PA. He worked at the Riegel Paper Corporation in Milford, NJ for almost 47 years. Gene served in the US Army. He enjoyed working around his home, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Gene is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Marion (Scheetz) Pursell, his four children, Earl Pursell and his wife Sharon of Cato, NY, Jody Krazer and her husband Curt of Holland Township, NJ, Lynn Pursell of Holland Township, NJ, and Dean Pursell and his wife Patty of Holland Township, NJ,; his seven grandsons, Curt Krazer, Jason Krazer, Derek Pursell, Rory Trauger, Colin Pursell, Mathew Pursell, and Reed Pursell; and one granddaughter, Kasia Pasterkiewicz. Gene is also survived by his six great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter, his sister Martha Nelson of Flemington, NJ, and his two brothers, Harry Pursell of Warnminster, PA and Jim Pursell of Upper Black Eddy, PA. Gene was predeceased by his parents Earl and Ruth Pursell, his brother Earl Pursell, and his granddaughter Amanda Pursell.

A Celebration of Gene's Life will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12 PM at the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Holland Township, NJ with Pastor Nick Hatch officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Alexandria Township, NJ. Visitation will also be held on Monday from 10 AM to 12 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

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