Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Joseph Sedlak

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.