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Peekskill's George Sekel Dies at 94

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. - George D. Sekel, of Peekskill, died Jan. 10. He was 94.

The son of Joseph and Anna Sekel, he was born Jan. 1, 1918 in Williamson, Ill. In October of 1950, he married his late wife Florence Bischoff. A proud World War II veteran, Sekel served in the Army as a platoon leader in the European Theater.

For nearly 40 years, Sekel worked as an assembler and inspector at General Motors in North Tarrytown. He was a member of the United Automobile Workers Post 664 as well as a founding and lifetime member of the Buchanan Fire Engine Company One.

His favorite past times were bowling, golf, horseshoes and gardening. He was also known for growing "the best tomatoes in town." Most of all, Sekel enjoyed spending time with his family.

Sekel is survived by his son George Sekel, Jr., his daughters Deborah (Mario) DeSisto in Peekskill and Jan Johnson of Montrose, his sister Constance Fowler, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers Joseph, John and Andrew Sekel and his sisters Margaret DiCola, Anne Ferris and Dorothy Brown.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose. Funeral services will immediately follow at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment of ashes will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hendrick Hudson Lions Club, P.O. Box 45, Montrose 10548, or the Buchanan Engine Company, 3195 Albany Post Road, Buchanan, NY 10511.

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