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Fred Lloyd Seppi

April 9, 1930 - July 9, 2015

Fred L. Seppi passed away peacefully July 9, 2015, at age 85. Born April 9, 1930, to Fidele and Mary Seppi, he was a lifelong resident of Ogden, Utah. After graduation from Ogden High School, Fred earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from Northwestern University, a Master of Science (MS) in physics from the University of Detroit, an MS in metallurgical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MS in materials engineering from the University of Utah. From 1964–1986 he worked in various capacities at Hill Air Force Base, specializing in metallurgy. From 1986–1997 he served as a physicist for Williams International in Ogden.

 

Fred’s passion for learning was evident in his devotion to classic literature, opera, gardening, and Italian language. In 2006 he began studying creative writing through the University of Utah’s Lifelong Learning program and became a published author with several articles appearing in In Piazza through the Italian Cultural Center of Utah and with an essay in the summer 2014 issue of the Utah Historical Quarterly concerning his father’s bar, the National Tavern, and his vivid boyhood memories of historic 25th in Ogden. His memoir, The Boy under the Porch is forthcoming.

 

He was a beloved member of the Settebello writing group for many years, enlivening the twice-monthly meetings with his vibrant storytelling and the breadth of his knowledge in the arts and sciences. His humor, generosity of spirit, gentle nature, dignity and capacity for devoted friendship endeared him to many, including his several adoring canine companions.

 

Fred is survived by his niece Carol Krug, nephews Bill Christofferson and Kevin McAuliffe, dear friends Jack Clark and Barbara Oxborrow, and many grandnieces and grandnephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and by sisters Alma Parks, Stella McAuliffe and Erma Christofferson.

 

Funeral Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, Utah on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm with visitation at 1:00 pm.

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortury

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT

Visitation 1 hour prior beginning at 1:00 pm


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Leavitt's Aultorest Mausoleum

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Aultorest Mausoleum

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT

Entombment will be after service at Leavitt’s Mortuary


 

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Born: April 9, 1930
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judy k posted on 7/16/15

I will always remember our Saturday Italian group meet-ups with fondness! It was great to see Fred and Carol on their trip to Italy with Go Learn and Giuliana - what fun they had. Vai con Dio, amico!

 

David posted on 7/15/15

Fred was a loving and dedicated family man, who enjoyed rsilroading and model railroading immensely, and always had a grest sense of humor. I was blessed to have known him for twenty years, and enjoyed traveling with he and other family on his first trip to lands of Seppi ancestry in Val Di Non in northern Italy, the Trentino and Dolomite region. I had the pleasure to set up his first IBM computer, and many many fond memories of being with he and his two sisters and niece Carol and grandnephew Todd at Sunday dinners. He was gentle, kind, modest, highly intelligent, and funny, traits I wanted to model in my own life but never quite did. Love and condolences in this difficult time to Carol, Todd and his many friends. David Johnston

 

David posted on 7/15/15

Fred was a loving and dedicated family man, who enjoyed rsilroading and model railroading immensely, and always had a grest sense of humor. I was blessed to have known him for twenty years, and enjoyed traveling with he and other family on his first trip to lands of Seppi ancestry in Val Di Non in northern Italy, the Trentino and Dolomite region. I had the pleasure to set up his first IBM personsl computer, and many many fond memories of being with he and his two sisters and niece Carol and grandnephew Todd at Sunday dinners. He was gentle, kind, modest, highly intelligent, and funny, traits I wanted to model in my own life but never quite did. Love and condolences in this difficult time to Carol, Todd and his many friends from his two-bit street projects. David Johnston

 

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