John S. Semsel, Jr., 82, Of Greenwich, Scoutmaster And Unit Commissioner

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GREENWICH, Conn. - John Stephen Semsel, Jr. of Greenwich died Dec. 11. He was 82.

Semsel was born in Stamford; son of John S. Semsel and Clara P. Pfeiffer. He graduated from Stamford High School, as well as J.M. Wright Technical School and the University of Bridgeport. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. He was 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.

Semsel is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Semsel; son, Jay (Lisa); two grandchildren; siblings, Robert Semsel (Mary), Donald Semsel (Diane), and Joan Theiss. He was predeceased by his wife, Georgeanne Katherine (Bartos) Semsel.

Calling hours are Monday, Dec. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave, Greenwich. The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Nathaniel Witherell at or to American Diabetes Association at

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