September 15, 1915 (Boston, MA) – February 12, 1945; 29 years old
Married to Patricia Ann Harrington Seidel (1917-2003) of Troy, NY
Two children Frank (1939-) and Cynthia J. Seidel DeMarco (1943-)
Last local address: 69 East Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted March 8, 1944
Service number: 31454362
Unit: 80th Infantry Division, 318th Infantry Regiment

Born to Frank K. Sr. (1880-1976) and Marie Borchers Seidel (1892-1988). Both parents were born in Germany. Frank was their only child.

Photo provided by Rochester Polytechnic Institute Alumni Relations Office; Class of 1938 yearbook; they added that Frank was in the Chemical Engineering Club and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering

From the Troy (NY) Record on March 8, 1945

Frank K. Seidel Jr., was killed in action in Germany on February 12, according to word received by his wife who resides at 294 Tenth Street. He was previously reported missing in action. He was born in Boston, graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1938, and was employed in Norwalk, Connecticut, when he entered the service on March 8, 1944. He went overseas last August, receiving the Combat Infantryman’s Badge in October. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Seidel of Los Angeles; his widow, who was Miss Patricia Harrington, and two children, Frank and Cynthia Seidel. Mrs. Seidel and the children reside with her mother, Mrs. Mary Harrington at the Tenth Street address.

Sergeant Seidel is buried in Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, New York; Section H, Grave 9688. Photo by webmaster.


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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