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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Edward Seidle
June 1, 1923 - November 13, 2021


Public Events and Locations

Visitation - Friday, December 3, 2021, 10:00 to 10:30 AM at Gloria Dei Church, Huntingdon Valley
Memorial Service - Friday, December 3, 2021, 10:30 AM at Gloria Dei Church, Huntingdon Valley
Graveside Service - Friday, December 3, 2021, 11:45 AM at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge
Military Honors - Friday, December 3, 2021, 11:45 AM at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge

Contacts

Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - Gloria Dei Church - 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 - 215-947-8200 - Map
Cemetery - Lawnview Cemetery - 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-379-1600 - Map
Family Florist - Blake Florist - 5 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-379-8787 - Map
Donation - Shriners Hospitals for Children - 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 - 215-430-4000 - Map
Donation - Salvation Army - 701 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 - 215-787-2800 - Map

Edward Seidle of Hatboro, Pennsylvania died Saturday, November 13, 2021 at his home. He was 98 years old. Edward was born June 1, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Harold Seidle and the late Alberta Seidle (nee - Vandegrift). He is the beloved husband of the late Maria E. Seidle; father of Barbara Donatelli and her husband David P. and Linda Woods and her husband Stephen; grandfather of David M., Scott (Joanna), Gregory, and Jeffrey Donatelli (Julia), Michael Woods, Kristen Lax and her husband Rob, and Megan Spearing and her husband Ryan; great grandfather of Landon and Colton Lax and Sierra and Sonny Donatelli; brother of Doris Gallagher and her husband Ron.

Ed was born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia. Ed entered the United States Army in January of 1943. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He received Good Conduct medal, and European African Middle Eastern Services Medal with 5 bronze stars. Ed was discharged in October 1945 having attained rank of Private First Class. In the early 1950s, Ed met Maria Filak at a dance at Wagners, which was located at Broad and Columbia in Philadelphia. Maria and Edward became a couple and were married in June of 1954, after 63 years of marriage Maria passed away in 2017. Ed was employed as a television repair man by Wanamakers and Sears and Roebuck. He retired from work in 1989. Ed enjoyed fishing, boating, spending summers at the shore, and traveling with his wife and daughters. Together Ed and Maria visited major sites across the United States, took cruises, and experienced Hawaii and Europe including many World War II battle sites.

In his later years he became blind, but still tried to make the most out of his life. He always had a passion for reading and especially enjoyed books dealing with the subject of history. Although his blindness kept him from reading a book himself, he was able to continue his passion for learning by listening to books on tape for the blind and enjoyed spending time doing this.

Throughout his life traveling has always been his passion and he was able to continue traveling with his two daughters in his later years. They visited France for a reunion of World War II Tough Ombres vets and visited key sights, including Luxembourg American Cemetery. In addition, they also took cruises to several Caribbean islands and Bermuda.

Relatives and friends were invited to his visitation on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. and memorial service at 10:30 A.M. at Gloria Dei Church, 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. His graveside service with military honors rendered by the United States Army followed at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 or Salvation Army, 701 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

Family flowers arranged by Blake Florist 215-379-8787.

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