LIVONIA, MI [DOM Communications] – 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 1992-2005, and again 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, story telling, 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. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to O.C.M.C. (www.ocmc.org) or your favorite charity.