Edmond L. Seguin Jr., 85, of Huntingdon, and formerly of State College, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at home, surrounded by his family.
Born March 20, 1933, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, he was the son of the late Agnes M. and Edmond L. Seguin Sr. He was united in marriage to the former Helen R. Doner Nov. 7, 1959. Mrs. Seguin survives.
Mr. Seguin is survived by five children, Edmond L. Seguin III and his wife, Caroline, of Port Allegany, Lisa M. Alexander and her husband, Nicholas, of Fort Myers, Florida, Lori M. Cady and her husband, Michael “Spark,” of Woodbine, Maryland, J. Anthony “Tony” Seguin and his wife, Paula, of Huntingdon, and Linda M. Seguin and her husband, Jack Malone, of Baltimore, Maryland; nine grandchildren, Dr. Brieanne and Logan Seguin, Nicholas and wife, Laura, Ivana, and Anthony Alexander, Michelle, Kristin and Matthew Cady and Iris Seguin.
He is also survived by a sister, Patricia Machon and her husband, Dan, of State College; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Dolores Bark and her husband, James.
Mr. Seguin was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huntingdon.
He served in the United States Navy from 1952-1956.
Among his non-professional interests, Mr. Seguin was a Little League baseball coach, a Pony-tail softball coach and a devotee of Penn State football, having served as first vice president of Back the Lions. In 1992, he and his wife moved from State College to Huntingdon and became active volunteers, serving on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity. They also served on the Huntingdon County Food Bank and Meals-on-Wheels.
Mr. Seguin was a 1951 graduate of Southeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia. With support from the G.I. Bill, he earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology, a M.Ed. in counselor education and completed a number of requirements toward a Ph.D. in educational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Following his undergraduate program, he served as a research assistant in the Division of Academic Research at Penn State and two years later he received a joint appointment as a research psychologist at HRB-Singer Inc. and The Institute for Research Inc.
He was later named director of the Decision Sciences Laboratory at HRB-Singer, Inc. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Seguin became a senior research scientist and vice president of The Institute for Research Inc. In the early 1970s, he became director of administration at General Housing Industries Inc. and later a staff associate in Planning Studies in Continuing Education at Penn State. A more favorable research funding climate enabled his return to The Institute for Research in 1976. At the Institute, Mr. Seguin resumed his position as senior research scientist and served as principal investigator on many research contracts supported by the federal government in the areas of transportation systems and defense and military intelligence systems where he authored and co-authored many publications. In 1992, he accepted a position as director of Management Information Systems at LGR Inc., in State College. He retired in 1997 as vice president for operations and finance.
Mr. Seguin had a lifelong interest in woodworking.
At his request, his remains will be cremated and there will be no public visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of the John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Seguin may be made to the Home Nursing Agency Foundation, 201 Chestnut Ave., Altoona, PA 16601, www.homenursingagency.com, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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