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John P. Seiz

JOHN P. SEIZ age 74, beloved husband for 50 years of Sandra (Nee Shepherd); loving father of Amy McCartney (husband Andrew), John David, and Jason (wife Marie-Pierre); devoted grandfather of Emily, Carrie, Abby, Kian, and Miles; cherished son of Mary (nee Defilippis) and the late Edwin; dearest brother of Phyllis and George (wife Janet); dear uncle and great-uncle of many.  Survived by his K-9 companions Millie and Griff.

 

John Peter Seiz was born in God’s Country, AKA Reading, PA on July 18, 1944.  He remained in Burks County until his father moved the family to Mayfield Heights, Ohio in 1955. A 1962 graduate of Mayfield, John continued to keep in touch with classmates over the years and loved helping plan class reunions.  After high School John was hired by Ohio Bell where he met some of his closest friends.  The Ohio Bell Family spent fourth of July’s together at the Seiz home for decades and the memories are treasures. After 31 years of Ohio Bell service, John retired to pursue his collection of telecron clocks, his love of photographing churches and his joy of simply futzing around the house.

 

Contributions may be made in memory of John to Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road, Novelty, Ohio 44072. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Celebration of Life Service in memory of John will be Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11 AM at Garfield Methodist Church, 3650 Lander Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44124. Private Burial at Gates Mills North Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of John at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) FRIDAY 3-5 & 6-8 PM.

 

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  1. Sharon Daviso :

    Our deepest sympathy to all the Seiz family. Cherish your memories of all the fun times together as a family. John will long be remembered by the Class of ‘62 from MHS, for all his hard work and enthusiasm for all of our Class Reunions over the past 56 years. We have many class photographs, thanks to John’s talented hobby. And we too will all have many fond memories to cherish. Until we meet again…Al and Sharon Daviso, Highland Heights.

  2. Shirley Bennett :

    Dear Sandy & Family, I am so sorry to hear this sad news! Sending my love, prayers and lots of hugs to a very dear long time friend. I’ve stood in your shoes and it’s not easy, just hold the good memories close to your heart
    Love Shirley

  3. Perry and Diane Greer :

    We are part of the Ohio Bell Family who enjoyed many July 4 gatherings. We all took our children and watched them grow up. John was at our house to help with electrical issues and termed his service Rainbow Electric. Perry tells me he had more lunches during his working years with John, than he did with me. We had high regard for John and his precious family!!!

  4. Bruce Gillespie :

    I was a friend of John through high school and we were roommates during our freshman year at the Ohio State University. My sincerest condolences to his family at his passing.

  5. Oh, Sandy! I am devastated to get the sad news about John. I so enjoyed working with him at Mayfield Methodist and considered him a dear friend. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  6. Judy Cligrow (Hock) :

    Dear Sandy & family…as one of John’s Mayfield High School former classmates, I just want to send along my condolences to you and your family for John’s early passing from our midst. John was such a great person and I’m sure I can speak for all our classmates when I say he will definitely be missed as a friend and former classmate. He was terrific as our class “spokesman” and MC at our reunions. A big loss for all, to be sure. My prayers and heartfelt thoughts for you and your family.

  7. Jean and Bob Shauver :

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. We have many fond memories of John from the boys time in Indian Guides

  8. Kristen & Tony Todd :

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.

  9. Dear Sandy,
    When I think of “the Seiz Family” it instantly brings a smile and a feeling of warmth and inspiration. It transports me back to the years we shared at Mayfield Church and the many ways you each so visibly served there, sharing your individual spiritual gifts of: leadership, teaching, singing, coaching, and just always greeting others with your beautiful smiles and warm hugs. (Thank you David!)
    You & John and the family you modeled for and raised together set an example for all to aspire to.
    I will be holding you each in prayer knowing John has left behind a true Godly legacy to carry on!
    Love, Dee

  10. Edith Ricchiuto :

    We are so blessed to have been connected with the Seiz family and we have many great memories of John and our Bailey. They have been reunited and walking together again. Our condolences to the entire family. God bless you at this difficult time.
    Mark and Edie Ricchiuto

  11. Mary and Ted Baker :

    Our deepest sympathies for the Seiz family! We hope you find strength and peace during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Dear Seiz Family,
    John was a classmate of mine and I enjoyed getting his updates and the reunions he helped to organize. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you cherish the memories you have of him.
    Claudia Pugh Nix

  13. George Frandsen :

    John was one of three good friends from MHS I always was so grateful to have had. Now I will cherish our last visit at your home with dinner after Mom’s memorial,which you attended and so comforted me. John’s laugh is still in my head and that pipe,sweater,and his chair.I wish my health issues did not prevent me from coming up,but know you and family are in my prayers.One more thought- my folks thought the world of you both and always enjoyed a visit or dinners together.You will receive a memorial gift letter from my church.I am profoundly sad and yet comforted knowing John was such a good Christian soul.A special hello to my pal,Jason. Always, George Frandsen.

  14. Charles Studen :

    While John’s and my life took widely divergent paths after graduating from Mayfield High School, over the years we continued to stay in touch with one another. In particular, I always enjoyed the time I spent with John during my visits in Ohio, talking about his family, enjoying his beautiful church photographs, and exploring his amazing clock collection. How he loved those clocks! I’m going to miss him very much. My thoughts are with Sandy and the entire Seiz family during this difficult time. Love, Charles Studen

  15. Barbara (Cassidy) Beller '62 :

    Dear Seiz Family,
    I was so sorrowful to learn that John died recently. He was one of my classmates at MHS. The Class of ’62 will feel this loss for years to come. John was our “go-to guy,” if we needed to learn any reunion details and news of others who had died. I really loved his email humor and jokes as well as his sentimental emails that usually began “Remember when….”
    Being with him at reunions was always a delight. Blessings to the Seiz family.

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