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Wood Funeral Home

16 Main St., Branchville, NJ

OBITUARY

Shirley Heidrich Seo

February 20, 1934March 22, 2020

Shirley Heidrich Seo, 86, of Frankford Township, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Newton Medical Center.

Shirley was born and raised in Albany, New York, then moved to Irvington on the Hudson. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1955, earning a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. After graduating, Shirley worked as a Research Assistant at Norwich Laboratories and Cornell University for several years. She was a resident of Sussex County since 1982. Shirley left her career to devote her time to being a homemaker.

Shirley enjoyed knitting and was a former seamstress. She belonged to several quilting groups including Warwick Quilters Guild and Baleville Church Mice Quilters. Shirley was also an avid reader and loved to cook and bake. Most of all, she was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Clara (Grissel) Heidrich and her beloved husband, John S. Seo, whom she married on December 10, 1960. She is survived by her four sons, Mark Seo and wife, Amy, Eric Seo, Brian Seo, and Michael Seo and wife, Deborah; her grandchildren, Matthew, Brittany, Kristin, Bradley, Kyle, Anya, and Christopher; and her great-grandchildren, Zachary and Kenna. She is also survived by her brothers, Arthur Heidrich and wife, Gene, and Ronald Heidrich and wife, Nancy; and her sister, Nancy Cline and husband, James.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Rescue Squad, PO Box 232, Branchville, NJ 07826 or to the Frankford Township Fire Dept., PO Box 419, Augusta, NJ 07822.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wood Funeral Home 16 Main Street, Branchville.

  • FAMILY

  • Arthur Heidrich, Father (deceased)
  • Clara (Grissel) Heidrich, Mother (deceased)
  • John S. Seo, Husband (deceased)
  • Mark Seo (Amy), Son
  • Eric Seo, Son
  • Brian Seo, Son
  • Michael Seo (Deborah), Son
  • Shirley is also survived by her grandchildren, Matthew, Brittany, Kristin, Bradley, Kyle, Anya, and Christopher; her great-grandchildren, Zachary and Kenna; her brothers, Arthur Heidrich and wife, Gene, and Ronald Heidrich and wife, Nancy; and her sister, Nancy Cline and husband, James
  • DONATIONS

  • Blue Ridge Rescue Squad
  • Frankford Twsp. Fire Department

Services

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Anne Sigler

March 29, 2020

Shirley was a beloved member of our Warwick Valley Quilters Guild. I will miss her unique quilts and keen sense of humor. Rest In Peace, Shirley.

Marie Bernegger

March 26, 2020

Shirley was such a kind, creative and super smart woman. I got to know her from The Warwick Guild, and from the Branchville Firehouse Quilters, as well as the NJStateFair. I loved her mathematical and truly original quilting designs. She was a real inspiration. She will be missed.

Suann Ebeling

March 26, 2020

Shirley was a talented, funny great person. Loved to see her creative quilting designs. We will miss a great women!

Ellen Van Howling

March 26, 2020

Shirley was a dedicated member of our guild. I will miss her welcoming smile.

Ellen Van Howling
Warwick Valley Quilters Guild

Judy Veltidi

March 25, 2020

While Shirley was a member of the Warwick Valley Quilters Guild we were treated to her lovely quilt creations and her delightful sense of humor. She was a kind, gentle soul who shall be missed.

Evalina Ems

March 25, 2020

Condolences to the family. Rest in Peace, Shirley.
Member Warwick Valley Quilt Guild

Martha Kirkcaldy

March 25, 2020

So very sorry for your loss.
Deepest Sympathy
Martha Kirkcaldy
Member, Warwick Valley Quilters Guild

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY