Harry "Sed" Sedler Jr. passed away quietly in his sleep Aug. 28, 2017, at the SpringMeade Rehab Center in Tipp City, Ohio. He was 92.
Harry (Dad, Sed, Roseman) has left the building.
Formerly of Grand Island, Harry was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Buffalo, the son of parents who immigrated from Czechoslovakia in the early 1900s. With only the Czech language being spoken in the home, the English language was not learned until he started school. He was a son, brother, husband, uncle, father and friend. He was a violinist, student, service man and salesman. He wore many hats through out his 92 years, all with a great sense of humor, pride, class, and honor.
Harry was the son of the late Harry Sedler Sr., and Olga (Danzer) Sedler. He is reunited once again and for eternity with his late wife, Margaret C. (Kennedy) Sedler (the love of his life).
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by his daughter: Kennedy Sedler (Leslie) of Troy; son: Harry "Buddy" Sedler III (Amy) of Dayton; two god-grandchildren: Addyson and Jackson Godwin of Troy; sister: Nancy Chilelli of Lebanon, New Hampshire; sister-in-law: Anna M. Kennedy of Greencastle, Pennsylvania; forever friend (sister of the heart): Loella Bishop of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; over 100 nieces and nephews, spanning over four generations; and some of the best neighbors on Driftwood Drive in Grand Island (most notably, Judy, Elizabeth, Molly and Jimmy Wynne, Maria DelSignore and Connie and Chuck Vacanti), true friends to the end.
Harry served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-46 as a pharmacist's mate third class and hospital apprentice first class (medic) at Parris Island, South Carolina. He began working at the young age of 11 as a bike messenger (bike delivery boy) at his neighborhood drug store and completed his working career as a salesman with Mathew's Buses Inc. in New York at the age of 78.
Harry will be remembered for his class, sense of humor, mischievous nature, his storytelling and song renditions in many languages, his love of wine (oh, how the wine industry has taken a major hit this time), as the Roseman (handing out lapel roses to the ladies), and as the dad who loved his children wholeheartedly. But most notable, he will be remembered as a Dapper Dan - one of the most classy, best-dressed men, there ever was. He was always dressed to the nines.
Graveside services were held at Riverside Cemetery in Troy on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, with full military honors. Condolences and remembered stories (please bring the stories on) may be expressed to the family at www.bairdfuneralhome.com