Harold R. ‘Bud’ Sehl


Harold Richard (Bud) Sehl, 90, of Harrison, OH, passed away on January 2, 2019, at Shawneespring of Harrison. Bud was a previous resident of Rome, NY, for over 50 years, until 2012. 

Bud was born in Clark Mills, NY to Dr. Harold D. and Helen Dougherty Sehl on June 17, 1928. He attended Catholic Schools in Utica, NY. He served in the Armed Forces from October 1950 until being honorably discharged in October 1956. On May 1, 1954 he was united in marriage to Anne Veronica Kraeger. She passed away on April 19, 2012. He worked in the Rolling Mill at Revere Copper and Brass for 26 years. He enjoyed hiking and canoeing in his younger years, and continued his love of the outdoors with long daily walks. He loved books and amassed a large collection of history books, and was a frequent visitor of Jervis Public Library in Rome, NY. His family was by far his most treasured possession.

Bud is survived by three daughters, Tracey and Alberto Campagna of Harrison, OH, Kathy and Richard Geraci of Overland Park, KS, and Susan and Gary Chirillo of Royal Palm Beach, FL. Bud is also survived by eight grandchildren, Sara, Nicholas, Jillian, Noah, Nathan, Jefferey, Ryan, and Michael; and his great-grandchildren Aidan, Talia, Bella, Kai, Koa, Jett, Destiny, Kayla, Noelle, and Brennan; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter Kristen (Geraci) Haynes on February 7, 2011. Bud was preceded in death by all six of his siblings, Delores, Eileen, Roberta, Daniel, Patricia, and Nona.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St. #1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the caring staff at Elmcroft of Deer Park, especially Nurse Monique, where he lived for over 2 years; and from Shawneespring of Harrison, Leslie Caproni, Verna at the front desk, and Nurse Practitioner Jennifer. The family would also like to express their sincerest gratitude to Neidhard Minges Funeral Home, Harrison, OH, and Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., Rome, NY, for their compassionate assistance in orchestrating Bud’s final trip home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 10, at 6 p.m. at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome. Interment will take place in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home prior to the service on Thursday from 4-6 p.m.

You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy, and read the obituary at www.nunnandharper.com. 


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