Susan Johnson Seidel

August 10, 1937 - June 4, 2022
Susan Johnson Seidel

Susan went to be with her Lord and Savior while in Hospice at New Hanover Regional Medical Center/Novant Health on June 4, 2022.

Mary Susan Johnson Seidel was born on August 10, 1937 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents Louise Elton Rogers and Albert Sidney Johnson, both born in Frankfort, Kentucky, and an infant brother Franklin Rogers Johnson.

Susan graduated from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri and was a 60-year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She served in seven chapters during her lifetime. Her last current chapter was CX of Hampstead, North Carolina.

Susan graduated from the University of Kentucky and was a proud member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She served 10 years as a National Officer after graduation. She received her Master’s Degree in Audiology from Indiana University and had a wonderful, fulfilling 41 year career. She was an Associate Professor at James Madison University, helping to organize the first program in Audiology. She was an adjunct Professor at Towson University and Johns Hopkins Hospital and spent the last 26 years of her career at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Maryland. Her major interest was Tinnitus Patient Management and she served 6 years on the National Board of the American Tinnitus Association in Portland, Oregon.

Susan married the love of her life, Edward David Seidel, in 1960, and to them were born Elizabeth Ann Seidel and David Kavanaugh Seidel. They have been the joy of her life as she followed their careers and lives. Elizabeth and her spouse, George Cole Bacon, and David and his spouse, Anne Martha Brown Seidel, all survive her. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Martha McEwan Seidel, and one great-granddaughter Lydia Martha Johnson.

Susan and Ed retired from Baltimore County, Maryland and moved to Sunset Beach, North Carolina in 2000. They built their dream house, designed by their daughter Elizabeth, on the Jones Golf Course of Sea Trail Plantation. After 14 wonderful years, they decided to move to Plantation Village in Wilmington, North Carolina and have been active in all phases of this CRCC retirement community.

The family would like to express their profound gratitude for the professional and loving care Susan received at New Hanover Regional Medical Center/Novant Health in the Progressive Care Unit, in partnership with Lower Cape Fear LifeCare. All of her caregivers were angels on Earth.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Susan’s memory may be made to the Associate Appreciation Fund at Plantation Village 1200 Porters Neck Road Wilmington, NC 28411.

A Celebration of Life will be announced and held at a later date.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.

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  • June 13, 2022
    Anne Giordano says:
    Susan was a gift to all who knew her. She remained positive throughout her struggles and concentrated on helping others. She and Ed were very spiritual They let the Lord lead them in all that they did. Susan’s beautiful smile will always be a reminder of how fortunate we are to have known and loved her. Anne and Charlie Giordano

  • June 12, 2022
    Barbara Griffin says:
    This lovely lady will be missed by all fortunate enough to know her. She always had a smile and encouragement for each person. He husband, Ed was so blessed to have her as his life partner. My sympathy to all her family . With love, Barbara Griffin

  • June 09, 2022
    ed seidel says:
    NY WIFE WAS THE MOST UNSELFISH PERSON I EVER MET. WE SPENT 61 YEARS AS A LOVING TEAM, RAISING OUR FAMILY VOLUNTEERING AND EXPLORING THE OPPORTUNITIES GOD GAVE US. L WILL MISS HER GREATLY ED

  • June 06, 2022
    Margaret Riano says:
    I will miss her smiling face and laughing eyes. She was so kind and understanding. She was an absolute blessing at Plantation Village and will be missed.

  • June 06, 2022
    Alyssa Thompson says:
    Mrs. Susan Seidel was a joy to be around and will be very missed at Plantation Village.