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Russell C. Seley


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: September 9, 1924

Date of Death: May 29, 2003

Birth Place: Sacramento, CA

Death Place: San Diego, CA

Russell C. Seley

SELEY, RUSSELL C. Sept. 9, 1924 to May 29, 2003 Russell C. Seley passed away May 29, 2003 at Sharp Memorial Hospital. Russ was born on California’s Admissions Day, September 9, two blocks from the State Capitol making him a “very native son”. He grew up in Auburn, California and graduated from Placer Union High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served until 1946. Following WWII, Russ attended COP, now the University of the Pacific in Stockton, earning a B.A. in Business Administration. In 1952 Russ joined Owens Corning Fiberglass Corporation of Toledo, Ohio. He was in the initial group of managers to staff the new West Coast branches and lived in Sacramento, Stockton, and San Bernardino before arriving in San Diego in 1960. In 1979, Russ became Regional Manager for the Marine Division of OCF, which later became Performance Contracting Incorporated. He served in that capacity until his retirement in July of 1986. Russ was a member of the Society of Naval Architects and the Propeller Club of San Diego. He was honored many times as a member of OCF’s President’s Club that recognized outstanding corporate leadership. He was Chairman of the Charles P. Young Society and instrumental in establishing the history and legacy of that organization. Upon retirement, golf became a big part of his life. (Russ played his first round ever at Augusta National when stationed at Daniel Field in Georgia.) He took an active role at Bernardo Heights Country Club, serving twice on the Board of Directors. He was also a member of the San Diego Zoological Society and the San Diego Museum of Art. Russ is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kayce; his children Debra Starr, R. David Seley, and his grandchildren Jade and Kimberly Starr. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at Bernardo Heights Country Club where Russ will be remembered by his many friends and family. Donations may be made to: Guide Dogs for the Blind P.O. Box 3950 San Rafael, Ca 94912-3950 Canine Companions for Independence – Southwest Region 124 Rancho del Oro Drive Oceanside, Ca 92057 Tender Loving Canines, Assistance Dogs 197 Woodland Parkway, #104 San Marcos, Ca 92069-3020

Published in The San Diego Union-Tribune, (CA) – June 28, 2003