Howard G. Sebald

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    - Carol Herdman
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  • "Bless you Howard, you were a wonderful man, father-in-law..."
    - Kenneth Roffe

Howard G. Sebald PHOENICIA-Howard G. Sebald, 89, of Old Rt. 28 died Friday July 11, 2014 at his residence, with his family at his side. He was born April 30, 1925 in Jamacia Queens son of the late George and Marie Frank Sebald. Howard enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 at Ft. Bragg, and was sent to Camp Hale in Colo. for the 605th 10 Mountain Division Filed Artillery Battery A, and has continued to serve his country ever since. He earned the American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and a Bronze Star. He actively served the 10th Mountain Division National Assoc. by his distinguished leadership for the betterment and expansion of the organization. He was Past President of the Upstate Chapter of the 10th Mountain. Division for three years, an ambassador to Italy for the 10th Mountain. Division reunions, military events at Ft. Drum, ceremonies and reunions throughout the state. He attended most all functions, and served as impromptu Chaplain. Additionally he was Past Commander of the VFW Post #2837, and a 70 year member of the American Legion Post #950. Howard was a life member of the MF Whitney Hose Co., and past member of the Board of Fire Commissioners. He was a past Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows, and member of the Hudler Cemetery Board of Trustees. Mr. Sebald was a member of the Phoenicia United Methodist Church since 1956, and served as treasurer for 20 years. He and his brother Elwyn owned and operated the Phoenicia Motor Village for forty years. He had been a school bus driver, Pine Hill Bus driver, an independent sub contractor for IBM as a Designer, Graphic Techniques Designer in Lake Katrine, and a Designer for EG&G Rotron. Howard enjoyed many golf outings, and was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed the beauty of nature. Howard was a loving Dad and grandfather, as well as an active and focused volunteer to those in his community. Surviving are his daughter Dorothy Myers and her husband Gary of Kingston, three grandchildren: Naomi and Tyler Maddox, and Christopher Myers. Sister-in-law Helen Sebald of Phoenicia, Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law Harold and Olivia Gaddy of Bolten Landing. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was predeceased by his wife Darlene Jane Sebald in 1989, a daughter Darlene Roffe, and a brother Elwyn Sebald. A Service to Celebrate the Life of Howard will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia. Burial with military honors will be in the Hudler Cemetery Rt. 28 Mt. Tremper. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Phoenicia United Methodist Church. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home where the Phoenicia Fire Dept and the Veteran’s organizations will conduct services in his honor. You may share a condolence with the family at Howard’s Memorial page at
Published in the Daily Freeman on July 13, 2014
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