Funeral for Teddy Seiler

We all know somebody who has touched our lives in one way or another, and because of that interaction that person becomes a permanent part of our life. Sometimes that person is just a kid from the neighborhood, and sometimes it’s a classmate. Maybe it’s a brother in arms, a co-worker, or a best friend. In any event, when that person is happy, we are happy for them as well. When they're going through rough times, we empathize. His triumphs are ours, and when he stumbles we find a way to be there and lift him up.

One such person is Theodore “Teddy” Seiler, a lifelong resident of the Patchogue/Medford community of Long Island and a member of the Patchogue-Medford High School Class of 1982. I personally could write volumes about Teddy. Some passages will have you in stitches, while others will have you in tears. But everyone who was ever in Teddy’s company for any length of time will agree that he cares about people and would give you his last buck if you needed it.

Well, as fate would have it, Teddy died suddenly today unexpectedly from a heart attack. Aside from a wife, who herself has severe health issues, the only things that Teddy leaves behind are his love, dedication and service to our great nation, as a United States Army Airborne Trooper many years ago, and all those he called friend.

Through GoFundMe, Teddy’s friends would like to supplement the funeral expenses afforded to him through the Veteran Administration, which, as you may be aware are just never enough for what needs to be done. We’d like to appeal to all of you who may have known Teddy or may have known of him. We’d like to appeal to anyone who, even though they didn’t know Teddy, has known someone like him who has touched your life in a positive way. We’d like to appeal to all military veterans who know of the sacrifices made by our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coasties and Airmen, and the importance of never turning our back on our own or leaving a brother behind.

All monies received will go to supplementing Teddy’s funeral expenses, to include funeral preparation, a casket, a brief wake, transportation to the National Cemetery at Calverton and any uncovered expense pertaining to a headstone. Any leftover money will go towards any unpaid medical expenses and debts.

Thank you in advance from all of Teddy’s friends! Godspeed!33387180_1538359595810316_r.jpeg
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James De Lucia 
East Patchogue, NY
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