Obituary: Leonard Allen Sedell

Obituary: Leonard Allen Sedell

It is with great sadness that the family of Leonard Allen Sedell announces his passing on April 2, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Leonard Allen Sedell announces his passing on April 2, 2019 at the age of 91 after a long and courageous battle with dementia. Leonard was the son of Phillip and Lee Sedell.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Miriam Sedell; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Steve Sadow; son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Karen Sedell; grandchildren: Robert Sadow and fiancée, Jessica Palay, Jonathan and Michelle Sadow, Robyn Sedell and Jason Sedell; and great-grandchildren, Hannah Sadow and Ezra Sadow.

Leonard attended Lincoln High School in Jersey City, N.J.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from New York University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from NYU College of Dentistry. He was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi and Alpha Omega fraternities. Leonard interned at the New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.

He was passionate about dentistry, loved helping fellow dentists, and founded Endodontic Associates in Englewood, N.J., where he practiced for more than 60 years. In 1971, Leonard received a special distinction when he was awarded a fellowship in the International College of Dentists. He also served as a trustee of the Bergen County Dental Society and as co-chairman of the postgraduate committee. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a clinical assistant professor of endodontics at the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry.

Leonard was outgoing with a great sense of humor and a true zest for life. He loved sports, children and animals and placed his family above all else. He was an avid golfer and tennis player, a terrific bowler and basketball player in his younger years, and a proud member of Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, N.J.  He travelled extensively and was a skilled photographer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Atlanta Humane Society. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 4, at Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care. Interment was at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, N.J.  Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999.

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