JOHN H. SEIPEL

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JOHN HOWARD SEIPEL (Age 86)  

Passed away at home on October 19, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janice Duffney Seipel; 4 children, Janice and her husband Mark Mills, John III and his wife Sharon Seipel, Tabitha and her husband Andrew Meltzer, and William Seipel; grandchildren Megan and Seth Mills, John IV, Sandra and Angela Seipel, and Evan Meltzer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marie and John Howard Seipel and grandson Samuel Seipel.
 
Born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, he received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University, M.D. in Medicine from Harvard University, and J.D. in Law from George Mason University.
 
His expertise was widespread with his focus on research, Neurology, Clinical Pharmacology, Aviation and Aerospace Medicine, and Correctional (Penal Institutional) Medicine. He served 25 years with the U.S. Public Health Service in both active duty and inactive reserve. He also had consulted and attended at hospitals in VA and DC. He was a past Chapter President of the Arlington/Fairfax Izaak Walton League and also a Master Instructor of Hunter Safety in VA, having taught over 2,500 students. His love and interest in cats led he and his wife Janice to import the first Birman cat (Sacred Cat of Burma) into America from France in January 1960.
 
Services will be private.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, VA.


Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 24, 2012
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