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Edwin Seidl

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Edwin "Eddie" Seidl 1944 - 2012 Resident of Castro Valley Eddie was born in San Jose on Dec. 30, 1944 and entered into heaven on Oct. 26, 2012. He was predeceased by his parents Edwin and Florence and is survived by his sisters Joan Seidl Taugher of Castro Valley and Janet Seidl Caputo of San Jose. When Eddie was born over 60 years ago there were very few services available for the developmentally disabled. Thanks to the efforts of a group of parents, including Edwin and Florence, Hope for Retarded was founded, and Eddie was one of its first clients. This small group eventually grew to become HOPE. In his adult years Eddie was a faithful and hard working client at Walpert Center in Hayward, a part of ARC Alameda County. Eddie, always cheerful, loved and was loved by all who knew him, especially his nieces and nephews. He was proud of the "Uncle of the Year' award given by them for over 20 years. This gentle man will be sorely missed. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tues. Nov. 6, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 3433 Somerset Ave, Castro Valley. Donatiions may be made in Eddies's memory to ARC Alameda County,14700 Doolittle Dr. San Leandro, CA 94577.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 2, 2012
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