Anthony Emanuel Seidl died Nov. 21. He was 92.
Mr. Seidl was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Almont, N.D. He and his family moved to Southeast Portland in the early 1930s. He attended Sacred Heart School, and Mount Angel Seminary from 1933-’37. In 1942, he began his training as a United States Naval Officer at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. He completed his training as a Navy pilot in Pensacola, Fla. He married in Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Spieth in 1945. He retired from active duty in late 1946, but continued serving in the Navy Reserves for another 15 years. He earned both his bachelor’s degree (1947) and his M.Ed.-business administration (1956) at University of Portland.
He served as a teacher, assistant football coach, and business administrator at Central Catholic High School, but left to begin a doctorate program at Stanford University College of Education (1961-1962). He completed his doctoral studies at University of Notre Dame (Ind.), earning a Ph.D. in education in 1964. He remained at that institution for two years as a professor in the College of Education. While at Notre Dame, Seidl began his consulting work on Catholic education for the Academy of Educational Development, which he continued until the early 1970s. In 1966, Seidl began his 12-year tenure at University of San Francisco.
He and his wife retired in Wilsonville. She died in 1996, and he spent the rest of his life in Idaho and Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his wife; son-in-law, Michael Griffin; two brothers (Frank and Edward); and two sisters, Ludmilla and Anne. He is survived by his youngest sister Janet [Floyd] Snyder), Salem, four daughters, Suzanne Griffin, Seattle; Mary Lou [Richard] Kinney, Boise; Deborah [Robert] Sipe, Portland; and Elizabeth [Dan] Lockwood, Caldwell, Idaho; nine grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
A rosary will start at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at Holy Family Church.