SUDDARTH--Roscoe Seldon, (Rocky) died June 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. He is survived by his wife Michele, father-in-law Max Lebas, sister Georgia Allman, children Anne and Mark, and four grandchildren. Born in 1935, grew up in Nashville, TN, graduated from Yale in 1956, Oxford in 1958. Career Foreign Service Officer. Ambassador to Jordan from 1987 to 1990. Lifelong learner, passionate about Classical Music and Jazz, Yale, and all things French, starting with his wife Michele. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in the name of Rocky Suddarth may be made either to: WPFW Radio; University of Maryland School of Music; or Yale University.

Published in The New York Times on July 7, 2013