POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Dr. Jean E Hentel, of Poughkeepsie, died on Dec. 9. She was 73.
Born in New Britain, Conn., she was raised in Whitestone, N.Y. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell and a PhD in Genetics from New York University. She was a loving wife to Dr. Jack Hentel. They raised their family in Poughkeepsie and spent summers in Beach Park, Clinton, Conn. She loved strolling on the beach, collecting sea glass and pretty much anything with hearts and bright colors.
She is survived by her husband, Jack; children and their spouses, Keith and Jennifer Hentel, Allyson Hentel-Koplin and Justin Koplin, and Ben Hentel and Tomoko Kitago; grandchildren, Abby, Isaac, Daniela, Emily, Joey, Zoe and Mirabel.
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