Dr. Felix “Gene” Crimoli Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Red Bank, NJ, lost his battle with brain cancer alongside family On Sunday March, 22nd. Born April 2, 1935 in Staten Island to Felix Gene and Phyllis Crimoli, he attended Port Richmond High School before earning his Bachelors degree from Wagner College, his Masters from Rutgers University, and his Doctorate from NYU. At Wagner College he was an accomplished two sport athlete in both baseball and football, and was a Robb Trophy recipient.
He took pride in his love for America, and proudly served in the Army and later the Marine Reserves, until his honorable discharge. After moving from Staten Island to New Jersey, he proudly served for many years as a member of the Shrewsbury EMTs.
Gene was a self-made man, best remembered for his unshakable positive attitude and “glass half-full” outlook on life. He was a giving and generous man, and an incredibly hard worker. A lover of the beach and sun, he spent his winters at his home in Florida enjoying his retirement. He was a longtime avid tennis and bocce player, who also enjoyed reading and discussing politics with friends. In his last few years, he took up playing the harmonica, and would serenade all who would listen.
He will be forever deeply missed by family and friends alike.
He is survived by his loving wife Carol, his devoted son Felix Gene III, daughter-in-law Marissa, and granddaughters Aria and Valencia, of Shrewsbury, son Gene David and granddaughter Jeanmarie, of Virginia. He is also survived by his sister, Ann Borowski of Staten Island.
Unfortunately, a service is unable to be held at this time; a memorial will be planned for the summer.
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