The Obit For Sy Seidel

George Russell Seidel
July 18, 1932-June 9, 2011

Published in The News & Observer on June 12, 2011

George Russell (Sy) Seidel, 78, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011 at his home in Garner. George was born July 18, 1932 in Williamsport, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Helen and daughter, Erin Seidel.

George is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marti, his brother Stan Winner and sister Helen Badis. He is also survived by his son Randy and daughter Becki. George (Poppy), cherished his five grandchildren, Jason, Alyson,Bryan, Hazel and Zak and six great grandchildren Sy, Maddox, Carly Grace,Aina Mae, Harper, and Rylee.

In his youth, George was a superb athlete in college, the Air Force and then in professional baseball. Following a 45 year career in the furniture industry, George retired to North Carolina to be closer to family.

George will be truly missed by all whose lives he has touched with his humor and love.

A memorial service celebrating George's life will be held at Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC at 11:00a.m. June 13, 2011. Condolences may be sent to the family at