A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Richard Kenneth "Skip" Sedlak, 92, of Palm Coast who passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 after a brief stay at Florida Hospital Flagler, will be held on April 12, 2014, at Saint Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church at 4:00 P.M., followed by a repast at the Palm Coast Yacht Club. Richard was born on June 24, 1921, in Palisades Park, New Jersey, and has been a resident of Palm Coast for 23 years. He enlisted in the United States Navy on September 8, 1939, and served aboard the USS Constellation, and re-commissioned on the USS McCalla, a WWI destroyer. In July, 1940, Sedlak volunteered for submarine duty and qualified. In 1944 he made 5 WWII War Patrols on the USS Segundo. On the fifth mission, the Segundo captured a Japanese submarine, I 401, and took her to Tokyo Bay for the surrender. During the following years Richard served on additional submarines; his tours of duty included Tsingtao & Shanghai, China; the Crypto Cen in the Pentagon; U.S. Naval Station, Trinidad; NAVFAC Chici Jima, Bonin Islands. Richard retired June 30, 1965, as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy after 26 years of service. During his 23 year residence in Palm Coast, Skip held memberships in: Palm Coast VFW Post 8696; Military Officers Association of America; U.S. Submarine Veterans- Holland Club; U.S. Coast Guard, Retired; Palm Coast Yacht Club. Richard is survived by his wife, Jean, of 37 years; two sons; two daughters; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Richard's name to: St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy, Palm Coast, FL 32137 The family of Mr. Sedlak entrusted the arrangements to Clymer Funeral Home & Cremations
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 1, 2014