Date of death: 6/13/2012
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1958
JOSEPH F. SEDLAK RALEIGH, NC Joseph F. Sedlak, of Raleigh, NC, died at home on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Melinda (Ott) Sedlak. Other survivors include brothers: Frank M. (Josephine) Sedlak of Blue River, WI and John C. (Shirley M.) Sedlak of Crown Point, IN; sister-in-law, Phyllis Sedlak of Highland, IN; plus many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents: Frank C. and Josephine Sedlak; sister, Margaret (Walter) Rybarski; and brother, Bernard Sedlak. Joseph was born in Uniontown, PA on July 31, 1932 and grew up in Northwest Indiana. He was a Teacher, Pastor, Prison Chaplain, and Counselor. He spent more than 40 years directing non-profit organizations and founded and directed several National and International development programs in the Washington D.C. area. Joseph published many articles and a memoir, “LIFE HERE OR HEREAFTER?”. After moving to North Carolina, he was the Executive Director of the Solar Center at North Carolina State University. No public service is scheduled. He donated his body to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.