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“Our very deepest sympathies to our good friend, Norma on the loss of her beloved husband. Both she and Glen have been great friends of our family for...Read More »
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Glen C. Seifried Glen C. Seifried, 87, formerly of Manheim, died on September 15, 2013, at the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro, SC. He was born in Quarryville, PA on October 29, 1925, and graduated from Quarryville High School in 1943. He was in the US Air Force from 1943-45, serving on the island of Guam at the end of World War II. He graduated from York Junior College in 1948, and from Pennsylvania State University in State College in 1951, with a degree in physical education and history. He received a master's degree from PSU in guidance counseling in 1961. In high school he lettered in basketball, baseball, and track. In York he lettered in basketball, and at Penn State he lettered in gymnastics and was a member of the national championship soccer team. Mr. Seifried taught and coached at Big Spring High School in Newville, PA from 1951-59. He was a physical education teacher, and coached soccer, basketball, baseball, and wrestling. The Seifried family moved to Manheim in 1959, where he continued as teacher, coach, and guidance counselor for the next 26 years. He coached junior high wrestling and senior high track. His record as a coach in junior high wrestling was 142-21-2. From 1965-70 he had a win streak of 51 straight matches. He was inducted into the District 3 Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1989, and in 2004 he was inducted into the Manheim Central School District's Hall of Fame. Glen was a member and elder at the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Lebanon, and the Union Presbyterian Church in Quarryville. He was also an active member of the Manheim American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. After his retirement from teaching and coaching, he worked for 20 years for the Manheim Auto Auction. He met his future wife, Norma Patterson Seifried, when they were classmates at Quarryville High School. They were married for 67 years. He is survived by his wife Norma, who lives with her daughter and son-in-law in Hilton Head Island, SC. He is also survived by all three of his daughters, Glenda Burross (Lew) of Manheim, Lois Miller (John) of Hilton Head Island, SC, and Millie Ruhl of Ephrata. In addition, he had three grown grandchildren: Meredith Goodrich of Lancaster, Justin Ruhl of Ephrata, and Glen Ruhl of Boston, MA; and by a great-granddaughter, Ainsli Goodrich, and his oldest sibling, Adele Davis of Jenkintown, PA, who is the oldest of the eight Seifried siblings. There will be a private family committal service at a future date at the Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Quarryville. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. www.theislandfuneralhome.com.