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Neal Edward Sellick, Sr.

Born: Sat., Jan. 6, 1934
Died: Sat., Mar. 14, 2020

Family to do services at later date

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Neal E. Sellick Sr. passed away peacefully at his home, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 6, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio.  He attended Ohio State and Michigan State universities after graduating from Whitmore High School in Toledo, OH.  He enjoyed car racing and was on the gymnastics team in college. 

Neal married the love of his life, Joanne C. Greter on May 21, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio.  They were married for 51 years until her passing in 2005. 

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for seven years. 

After service, he was a carpenter, educator, and computer programmer.  He led the creation of the first computer data center in the State of Michigan for the Ingham County School District.  After retirement he continued with his passion for computers by doing consulting work for local businesses in Sault Ste. Marie.

Following retirement, he enjoyed volunteer work for both CHAC (Community Health Access Coalition) and CDRC (Community Dispute Resolution Center).  He served on the board for CDRC where he was an integral part of creating the craft fair to help fund the CDRC.  He enjoyed attending family functions and spending time with his grandkids and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his three children: Ann Raymond (Tim) of Traverse City, MI, Neal Sellick Jr. of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Steve Sellick (Jill) of Eckerman, MI, Six grandchildren: Kristi, Steven, Bridget, and Stephenie, Rachael, and Alexx; and 12 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister: Gail (Ralph) LaGro of Lake Suzy, FL; and Brother: Curt (Kathy) of Blissfield, MI. 

A memorial service will be held sometime in June (date pending).  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of EUP, 308 West 12th Street, Sault St. Marie, Mi.  49783.  Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com 

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Michelle Willis
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
To Neal Jr and Rachel and Alexx, am so sorry for the loss of your Dad/grandpa. I hope you have the support you need in this time of mourning, and to the rest of the family ..even though I have not met you may you as well have loved ones around who will be there for you in your time of mourning and grief.

Hugs and prayers to you all

Gerry Stelmaszek
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
My condolences to Neal's family and friends. What a kind and helpful man of integrity! When mediating was not what he felt comfortable doing, he just found more and more ways to volunteer his time and talents to the EUP Community Dispute Resolution Center. The most visible were the connections he made and the infrastructure he created to ensure the annual Arts, Crafts and Family Fun Fair fundraiser would be a success for years to come. Less visible were his many good ideas and tedious work in terms of increasing frugality and improving computer-related work. - Gerry Stelmaszek

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