Lenore Wurtzel of Poughkeepsie, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Irving Wurtzel, she is survived by her daughter Phyllis Scherr and her husband Henry Lerner of Newton, Massachusetts; Rhonda Kennedy and her husband Jim Kennedy of Portland, Oregon; and Ilene Shandell of St. Petersburg, Florida. She was adored by her grandchildren Adrienne, Hilary, and Ross Lerner; Mara, Jared, and Nathan Kennedy; and Alexandra Shandell. She was predeceased by her parents Louis and Anna Lester and her sister Myra Scholnick. Lennie was very active in the business of running Wurtzel’s Department Store on Main Street before she and Irv embarked on a lifetime of travel around the world. Her favorite activity, however, was spending time with her grandchildren, who will cherish their many trips, dinners, and phone calls with her. Lennie’s positive outlook on life was an inspiration to everyone who met her. She will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Schomre Israel Cemetery on LaGrange Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com
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