Chapter Eternal: Robert V. Seibel ’54 and Donald A. Davis ’60
We recently learned of the passing of two Brothers: Robert V. Seibel ’54 and Donald A. Davis ’60. Our sincerest condolences go out to their family and friends at this time.
Source Courtesy of Schmidt Funeral Home Erie
Robert (Bob) Vedder Seibel, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died peacefully on Saturday February 13, 2021 at LECOM Senior Living Center. He was born in Erie on January 15, 1933, the son of the late Elmer and Edith Vedder Seibel, and passed two weeks to the day after the death of Lella, his dear wife of 66 years. Even as his own health declined, Bob’s primary concern was caring for Lella.
Bob served in the U.S. Army, and was a proud graduate of Penn State. He was a chemical engineer who earned his Professional Engineer designation during his career, which began at Babcock and Wilcox, and continued for decades at Zurn Industries. He achieved numerous accomplishments and accolades during his career. Bob continued to consult on a variety of engineering projects after his formal retirement. He and his wife were active tennis and hockey fans, in addition to cheering for both the Browns and Indians. Bob and Lella were active in the Erie Otters Fan Club and Country Countdown Dancers. Bob and Lella were long time members of First United Methodist Church in Erie.
In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by a sister, Cynthia Cray (Edgar).
Survivors include his sons Bob (Margie) and Rick (Colleen); seven grandchildren, Erin Pickersgill, Kyle Seibel, Nicholas Seibel, Dana Tischler, Jeffrey Rose Seibel, Connor Seibel, and Beau Seibel; and four great-grandchildren, Liberty, Isabel, Frances, and Cora.
Source Courtesy of The Legacy
Salisbury, MD – Donald Andrew Davis, 82, of Salisbury, passed on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Born on July 1, 1938 in Dover, PA, he was the son of the late James D Davis and the late Avis R Davis.
He graduated from Dover Area High School in Dover, PA and later Penn State with a BS in Agricultural Education. Professionally, Donald served as an Engineer for many years for Panographics. He was a longtime member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Dover, PA and in Salisbury, MD.
If anyone knew Donald he enjoyed fishing, spending time with his friends and family especially his grandchildren. When it was the fall, Donald enjoyed watching Penn State Football and anything dealing with Penn State.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Sandra Davis, three daughters, Teresa (John) Fox of Pittsville, MD, Katrina J (Tom) McCoy of Irmo, SC, Teresa J (Rob) Milene of Mechanicsburg, PA; three sons, Donald A Davis, Jr. of York, PA, David A (Kelly) Davis of Lancaster, PA, Charles A Davis of CO; Brother, Ken (Gini) Davis of FL; sister, Karen (Ben) Myers of East Berlin, PA; 18 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents James D and Avis R Davis, brothers, James Davis, Eugene Davis, Jackson Davis, and Gerald Davis.