John Sell

March 3, 1929 ~ February 26, 2022 (age 92)


John Sell passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022.

John Sell was born on March 3, 1929 in Guilford Ohio, a son of John G and Elsie J (Schwechlik) Sell. John was the eldest of eight children.

John is survived by his daughter Heide Cutler of Fayetteville PA, granddaughter Kimberly (David) Gyorgy of Waynesboro PA, and great-granddaughter Kaila Gyorgy of Pittsburgh PA. Also, sisters Norma (Richard) Firth, Patricia Hoffmaster, and Susan (Don) Gudat. In addition, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his wife Erika, whom he married on July 19, 1952 in Erlangen Germany. As well as his parents, Sister Edith Huffman and brothers Donald R Sell, Glenn F Sell and Clyde L Sell.

John graduated from Augusta High School in 1945. He served in the US Army for more than twenty years, retiring in 1975. He served in Asmara Eritrea, Tehran Iran, Mannheim Germany and Vietnam, as well as several posts in the United States. Following his military retirement, he worked twenty years with various computer-oriented facilities.

John enjoyed travelling and visited five continents and more than forty countries, choosing the Middletown Valley as home. John was an avid golfer, and enjoyed golfing at the VFW course with the MISGA group, bowling with the golden oldies at Terrace lanes, playing pinochle and spending time with family and friends.

John was a member of AARP Local Chapter 636, Middletown United Methodist Church and a life member of VFW 3285.

There will be a memorial service at the Donald Thompson Funeral home Middletown MD, on Monday March 7, 2022, at 2pm. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers a donation made in his honor to MUMC 7108 Fern Court, Middletown, MD 21769.

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