LWC looses a longtime friend


We are deeply saddened with the news that Richard Milan Sedmak, 69, passed away Monday, February 4th, 2019 in Fort Washington, PA. A diehard Lehigh Wrestling fan sporting a truly classic mustache, Rich served as longtime secretary and board member of the Lehigh Wrestling Club.

Born in Philadelphia he was the son of equally avid LU fans, Doris and Milan Sedmak, seen everywhere as his dad sported the Wrestling Club's strongest handshake. Raised in Havertown, PA, Rich graduated from Haverford HS. He majored in Electrical Engineering and Business at Lehigh after sporting his class's highest possible SATs. After graduating he earned an MBA and worked as a Unisys engineer for 12 years, then became a business owner of Self-Test Services, a computer consulting company for 24 years.

Rich Sedmak loved art and antiques; he and wife Jayne bought and sold art and antiques throughout their careers and into retirement. Rich was strong in his faith and proclaimed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was a member of Jarrettown United Methodist Church in Dresher, Pa from 1991-2010; since retiring attended LCBC in Harleysville, PA and Coastal Christian in Ocean City, NJ.

He is the beloved husband of Jayne Thaete Sedmak of 48 years, and devoted father of Richardson Peter Sedmak (Rebecca Hughes) of Phila, PA and Kathryn Sedmak Van Aswegen (Lourens) of Atlanta, GA. Richardson was long known as the familiar 'Richie,' who also attended an astonighing number of duals and Easterns with his dad and grandparents.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 8th from 9:30-11:00 AM at Jarrettown United Methodist
Church, 1460 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025. The funeral service will be held at 11 am at the church. The interment
will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate gifts in Richard's name to any of the following:
--Jarrettown United Methodist Church, 1460 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025
--Coastal Christian of Ocean City, 801 Asbury Ave, Suite 404, Ocean City, NJ 08226
--Lehigh Athletics Partnership Wrestling Program*, Lehigh University - Taylor Gym, 641 Taylor St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3187 …. *Specify "Wrestling Program" on memo line.
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