GUREL--Demet, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Born in Turkey in 1938, she was an organic chemistry professor, having earned her PhD at NYU while raising her two young sons with Okan Gurel, PhD, who predeceased her. Earlier, she earned an MS from Smith College after getting her BA from the American College for Girls before its merger with Robert College of Istanbul. She taught at NYU, Touro College, Baruch College, and elsewhere. She is survived by Ogan Gurel, MD, of Seoul, Korea, and Ozan Gurel of New York. A funeral will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, January 11, at John Krtil Funeral Home, 1297 1st Ave. at 70th St.
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