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John M. Sedor

November 3, 1932 December 17, 2021
John M. Sedor
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Obituary for John M. Sedor

John Michael Sedor, 89, passed away on December 17, 2021. John was born on November 3, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan, to Michael Thomas and Mary Sedor. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joanne, of 61 years; his children, John (Jane), Janet (Dan), Julie Ann (Danial), Joseph (Alexandra); and his 10 cherished grandchildren: Alexandra, Michael, Jack, Anna, Daniel, Sophia, Samuel, John, Elizabeth, and Matthew.

John graduated from Northwestern University in 1954 and was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He served as an interpreter and liaison in Berlin. Professionally, John worked in Human Resources and Labor Relations Management. His avocations included teaching life-saving classes at the local Y.M.C.A., swimming, cooking and bread making!

John was a faithful and active member of the Orthodox Christian Church. He volunteered his time and talents to the Church locally, nationally, and internationally serving in a variety of capacities including teaching, singing in the choir, and reading. Administratively, he served on the local Parish Board as well as in the leadership of the national Church Pension Board from 2008-2015. He was instrumental in creating and implementing the pastoral retirement plan for the entire OCA. John worked tirelessly for the benefit of the retired clergy, their wives, and their families.

John also volunteered with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (O.C.M.C.). He participated with mission teams teaching in Alaska, Romania, Moldova, South Africa, and Guatemala.

John enjoyed fishing, storytelling, classical music and laughing. When these four things were put together, he would relate a “whale of a tale!”

John remained a “good and faithful servant,” with a peaceful demeanor, even as his health slowly declined. During his later years, he joyfully “took up his cross” and embraced each day as a gift, never letting his physical challenges affect his spirit and love.

John will be remembered by his family as a faithful and loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Visitation will take place at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 36075 West Seven Mile Road, Livonia, Tuesday 5pm until Prayers at 7pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mark Orthodox Church, 400 West Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, Wednesday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9am.

Committal services will take place Wednesday afternoon at Dormition Monastery, Rives Junction.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to O.C.M.C. ( or your favorite charity.

A recording of Mr. Sedor's Funeral Service can be viewed by visiting the link below.


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