Walter S. Seidel, Jr., 80, of Reading, died April 22, 2019 in Tower Health / Reading Hospital.
He was the husband of Gloria J. (Nagle) Seidel, to whom he married September 26, 1959.
Born in Reading, PA on September 24, 1938, he was a son of the late Walter S. Seidel, Sr., and Verna Mae (Schmeck) Seidel.
Walter attended Reading Schools.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Walter was employed 41 years as parts puller with Rockwell International and Goss of Wyomissing, before retiring in 2000.
He was a life member of the Riverside Beneficial Association, Reading and a member of Camp Three Springs, Tioga County, PA.
Walter loved his dog, “Bailey”, was a avid Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco 49er’s and a Sprint Car racing fan.
He loved hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, playing softball; country music and sitting on his front porch or in his backyard by his fire pit.
If he wasn’t on his front porch, he could be found at Mike’s Sandwich Shop or at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market.
Walter is also survived by three children: Michele E. Seidel, Troy A. Seidel and Heather L. (Seidel) Bennetch.
He was the proud grandfather of two grandchildren: Heather C. (Lorah), wife of Clifford Diehl and Cierra A. Bennetch.
Walter was predeceased by two sisters: Edna J. Barbitta (1936-2013) and Gloria J. Slater (1941-2010).
Memorial services will be held Friday, April 26th at 6:00 pm in Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale.
A visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508.
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