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Robert Seidel, Jr.

November 19, 1946 — May 30, 2021

Reading, PA

Robert E. Seidel, Jr., 74, of Reading, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2021 at 4:00 pm at Penn State Health-St. Joseph Hospital.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gail (LaPearl) Seidel.  Born in Reading, Mr. Seidel was the son of the late Robert E. Seidel, Sr. and Emma (Fick) Seidel.  He was a graduate of Reading High School and was a sheet metal worker/welder for Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 for 36 years until his retirement.  Mr. Seidel loved his grandchildren dearly and was an avid NASCAR fan; enjoyed fishing and woodworking.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Robin McFall of Exeter Township; Ronald Seidel of Reading; Gary Seidel of Reading; Melanie Ecker, wife of William Ecker of Exeter, Maine, and his five grandchildren Gregory, Gianna, Gavin, Gabrielle, Savannah.  Mr. Seidel is also survived by his sisters Doris and Gloria and was preceded in death by his sister Eileen.

Funeral Service will be held in Bean Funeral Home, 1605 Rockland Street, Hampden Heights, Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10:00 am.  Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park.  The family will receive relatives and friends in Bean Funeral Home Saturday 8:00 am to 10:00 am.  Online condolences may be made at

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