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James Richard Sehr


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James Richard Sehr

Cupertino, CA - James Richard Sehr, 88, of Cupertino, California, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away July 4th. He was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Louisville, KY to Richard P. Sehr and Nellie May Nall Sehr. He was a graduate of St. Xavier High School, Bellarmine College, and the University of Louisville. A longtime Boy Scout, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout after service in the Korean War.

James joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1948, and was activated with his unit in August 1950. He participated in operations with the First Marine Regiment in Korea from November 1950 to December 1951.

James is survived by his only son, David C. Sehr, of Cupertino, CA. Other survivors include his Daughter-in-law, Janice Sehr; grandsons, Gregory P. Sehr and Andrew N. Sehr of Cupertino, CA; Sister-in-law, Joy H. Emery of Beaumont, CA; niece, Susan (Frank) Gorgei and great-nephew Ryan Gorgei of Beaumont, CA. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of more than sixty years, Edith Ann Hobbs Sehr, whom he married in Louisville on September 10, 1955. Others preceding him in death include his parents, Richard P. Sehr and Nellie May Sehr; his only sister, Helen Marie O'Brien; his brothers-in-law, Joseph C. O'Brien and John Emery; his mother-in-law, Ruby Hobbs; and his nephew Stephen Bailey.

Moving to Indianapolis for employment reasons, James was a resident of Indianapolis for more than forty years. He was an active parishioner at St. Luke Catholic Church, serving as lector, usher, and in other capacities. A lifelong student of History, he held positions at several educational institutions. He retired from Federal Government service in 1996. He had recently moved to Cupertino, CA to be closer to his son's family.

Visitation for James will be from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 12th at Leppert Mortuary - Nora Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30am Friday, July 13th at St. Luke Catholic Church, followed by interment in Crown Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at: www.leppertmortuary.com
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 10, 2018
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