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Eugene Spiegel

September 16, 1941 ~ February 5, 2019 (age 77)


Eugene Spiegel, 77, of Manchester, CT passed away February 5, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born September 16, 1941 to parents Harry and Dorothy (Frankel) Spiegel in Brooklyn, NY.

Eugene received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College, before receiving a PhD in mathematics from MIT at a very young age.  He taught at the California Institute of Technology before becoming a math professor at the University of Connecticut.  Gene enjoyed spending time with his family, watching UConn basketball games, and going to the theater, and was married for 50 happy years to his wife Fran.   He was a family man, kind, and fun loving with a great sense of humor. Eugene was widely respected by his peers for his professional abilities and accomplishments.

He is survived by his loving wife Fran; children Jeffrey Spiegel and his wife Onir, Cheryl Gilman and her husband Aaron, Paul Spiegel and his wife Sasha; grandchildren Jacob Spiegel, Samantha Spiegel, Hailey Gilman, Ryan Gilman, Blake Gilman, Danny Spiegel, and Sophie Spiegel. He also leaves his sister Eileen Leshkowitz.

A private service was held, and he was laid to rest at Beth Sholom Memorial Park in Manchester, CT. 


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