Ellwood Stanley Seifert Jr.

January 9, 1948

June 22, 2006


Ellwood "Skip" Seifert II, 58, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died suddenly Thursday, June 22, 2006 in Raleigh.

Skip was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on January 9, 1948, son of the late Ellwood Stanley Seifert and Ruth Irene Werkheiser Seifert. An athlete, he played high school football and baseball, and attended East Stroudsburg State where he was a member of the baseball team.

He married Judith Ann Weller on September 30, 1967 and moved to Cary, North Carolina in 1975.

A devoted father, he was active in the Cary Recreation Department throughout the late 1970's and 1980's either coaching or assistant coaching his daughters' basketball and softball teams. He also served as a recreation commissioner for softball and played on several recreational softball and soccer teams.

Skip started his career as a Computer Programmer with Weller Electric. He then worked for Lufkin in Apex and Infocel in Raleigh. After retiring from Fulcrum Computer Group, Inc. of Raleigh working as a Commercial Systems Manager in 1991, he and his wife Judy moved to Sarasota, Florida. He returned frequently to the Raleigh area to be close to his family.

Skip loved to travel and enjoyed his yearly family vacation to Walt Disney World. He celebrated his last birthday at the Magic Kingdom with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters. He listened to jazz and classical music and read suspense novels that his daughter Susan brought him. He enjoyed gardening, playing with his granddaughters, had a love for animals, and always enjoyed walking his dog Mel. An avid sports fan he had season tickets to several professional teams and was there to see the Carolina Hurricanes hoist the cup with his granddaughter Rachel.

He is survived by his wife Judy; daughters; Susan Seifert-Scott and husband, Marc of Summerfield, Jennifer
Seifert-Gerney and husband, Eric of Raleigh; granddaughters, Rachel and Hope Gerney; sisters, Bonnie Tague and Terry Handlovic both of Pennsylvania; brother, Barry Seifert and his wife Terri of New Jersey; six nieces and six nephews.

A private family memorial was held at Renaissance Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

Arrangements by Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh.

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Source: The News & Observer on 7/3/2006