Edward L. Seal Jr., 62

JAN. 27, 1949-SEPT. 4, 2011

September 05, 2011
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Edward "Ed" Leon Seal Jr., 62, cherished father and friend, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Jan. 27, 1949, in Hagerstown, Md., Ed was the son of Edith L. Seal and the late Edward L. Seal, Sr.

Graduating in 1968 from South Hagerstown High and Washington County Technical High, Ed took a job as a welder with Duvinage Co., where he worked for 36 years. He retired in 2005, following back surgery. He was a skilled welder and hard worker.

In addition to his mother, Ed is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Seal of Hagerstown, and Julie Seal of Funkstown; a new granddaughter, Alon'ee Beckett; a sister, Dixie Sirbaugh and husband, Dick; a brother, Ronnie Lacey and wife, Diana; nieces, nephews, and his former wife and close friend, Melody Hill.

Ed enjoyed bowling, coffee, taking drives and spending time with his daughters. He loved music and approached each day with humor and wit.

"I love you more than anything in my life. You are my best friend and hero. You will always be with me in spirit. You cared and loved me and Julie with all your being and we loved you the same. Love always, your daughter and best friend, Jen."

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. Pastor Paul Hutchison will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses. Donations may be sent to Jennifer Seal, 1241 Potomac Ave., Apt. 2-S, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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