John E. Seidel

April 28, 1966March 16, 2019

John E. Seidel, age 52 of Shaler Township, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Loving husband of 22 years to Darcy "Dee" B. (Trunzer) Seidel; devoted father of Stacy Riles ( husband Brandon); Stephanie (husband Shawn) Barns; proud Pappy of Emmett Barns, Haleigh and Waylon Riles; son of Blanche "Mum" Seidel and the late John G. Seidel; brother of Tanya (husband Robert) Maggs, Tammy (husband Stephen) Honick, uncle of Ashley Maggs, Amber and Josh Honick; son-in-law of Sherol and the late John Trunzer; brother-in-law of Wendy (former husband Raymond) Baysura, Gregg Trunzer; Uncle of Ryan, Andrew and Molly Baysura. John is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and devoted friends. Family and friends will be received 6-8pm Wednesday and 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday at the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, (412-364-4444), where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 am.

John was a member of the IBEW Local 1919 for the past 30 years and became the Union Organizer/Vice President. John also belonged to the Masonic Order, North Hills Lodge #716 F & AM. Johnny started to work at an early age for his uncle's tree and shrub business. He will always be remembered for the fun trips to Gus and Yia Yia's for ice balls. His love of music, his humor and his knowledge of computers will be remembered by all.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 22, 2019


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Pam Agnew

August 23, 2019

Hey Johnny,

I can’t believe that you’re gone! I try to focus on all of the funny memories that we had over the years to put a smile on my face instead of a sadness in my heart. You definitely lived life to the fullest which reminds me to enjoy everyday and have fun! I am so glad we are cousins and will always remember the good times we had!
I am sure you, your dad, and Uncle Bob are all together now. See you again some day!

Tanya Maggs

May 2, 2019

Still can’t believe you’re gone! You were the best brother ever! Always a smile on your face and we could all count on you to keep everyone laughing. You were so much fun to be around! I’m going to miss you not being by my side at all the concerts we attended together over the years & all the fun times we had together going on road trips to shows and lake Erie. I so miss your 3pm phone calls and funny texts back and forth between You, Tammy & I.

Life is just not the same without you here! I sure hope that Dad was up there to greet you and that you both have “Found your piece of heaven” as you watch over us.

Love & miss you so much!
Your sis

Sarah Bladen

May 2, 2019

So many laughs, hockey chats, talking about how much we both love/enjoy visiting Florida. I met John through his sister Tanya. John was one of a kind friend & I am grateful to have met him. His nickname which is an inside joke is GW 💙💙💙. Miss you lots GW! Whenever I need a good laugh, I scroll through our fb pm's to re-read them. RIP GW! I know you are jamming up in heaven with all those rockers up there with you 🎶🎵🎤🎸🤘.

Renee Dilberian

May 2, 2019

You left us way too soon brother! I'll never forget the first time we met and the crazy times at M3! I will toast to you this weekend at M3! Till we meet again
Fly high Johnny


Barbie Domasky

March 21, 2019

John was a great guy with a wonderful personality and smile. I'll never forget the fun we all had at the music and comic con! Rest easy buddy!
Barbie D.

Dan Newman

March 18, 2019

I have so many fun and wonderful memories of John. My 21st birthday still makes me laugh to this day nearly 26 years later. I will miss hanging out at concerts or just meeting up for dinner and beers. He always could make you feel good even on the worst of days with his humor, smile and for me a big bear hug. Rest easy my friend. We will meet again one day, for this I am sure of. My deepest condolences for the entire family. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.

Matthew Thomas

March 18, 2019

John and I tipped one too many ay a recent rock concert, what a fun night, John you were always great to be around. RIP my friend and we shall see you on the other side.

Richard Layhew

March 18, 2019

John was not only a coworker of mine but he was also a very dear friend. John and I go way back. I met John in July of 1988 and have been best friends ever since. He always was up beat and had a smile on his face. When you would see John it usually lifted up your spirits also. He will be missed around the office very much. Sometimes you don`t realize how much of a work load he took off of you until he`s not there. I will miss you buddy, Until we meet again.