Dr. Walter E. Seigle

Dr Walter Edwin Seigle, 78, died Sunday at Geisinger Community Medical Center following an illness.

He was born to the late John and Marjorie Seigle, Carbondale.

He was a graduate of Ben Franklin High School and the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He received a medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia.  He interned at Scranton State Hospital and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia.   He was employed at Community Medical Center until his retirement, where for a period of time he served as Director of Anesthesia.

He was a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

He is survived by his wife Genevieve and six children.   Patricia Brune & husband Joseph, Nazareth; Nanette Seigle, Bethlehem Township; Walter J. Seigle, Scranton; Jeanine Zambetti & husband Rick, Springbrook Township;  Jenny Ciullo and husband John, Clarks Green; John H. Seigle, Scranton and 8 grandchildren Brian, Ashley, Chris, Pamela, John Paul, Danielle, Lauren and Nicholas.   Also surviving are 2 brothers Donald, John and a sister Nan Doyle, several nieces and nephews.

Walter was an avid pilot.  He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family at Lake Sheridan.  He will truly miss his neighbors and friends.

The funeral will be Friday at 10am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash Street, Scranton.

Friends may call Thursday from 4-7.

 Interment will be at the Dunmore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Allied Services De Paul School 100 Abington Executive Park, Clarks Summit Pa. 18411.

To send the family an online condolence or for directions to the funeral home please visit www.vanstonandjames.com


  1. Bob Swika

    Very sorry for your loss.

  2. Stuart Hancock

    My sincere condolences on your loss.

  3. Wayne and Wendy Meyers

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences.

  4. Candice Liu

    My sincere sympathy for your loss. Dr. Seigle is free spirit now. This is a celebration of life.

  5. Steve McDermott

    Many memories I have from growing up are with the Seigle family. My heartfelt condolence to the entire family. May he rest in peace and with time all will know he is in a better place.

  6. Lee Brune Murray

    Dear Seigle Family,

    My heart goes out to all of you…Dr. Seigle was a wonderful man who will be missed.

  7. John Kurilla

    To the Seigle family,
    My name is John Kurilla, I worked with John. I am very sorry for your loss. Dr. Seigle was a good man. May he rest in peace.

  8. Sylvia Appel

    Walter, I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. If it’s any consolation, he’s in a better place where he will be able to keep his dignity and be with his love ones who left this world before him. I won’t be able to offer my condolences in person but you and your family will be on my mind and in my prayers.

  9. Mike and Jane Hudak

    To Patty and Joe, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father (and father-in-law). Our hearts go out to you. If there is anything you need or anything we can do for you, you know how to reach us. May he rest in peace.

  10. Susan McDermott

    My condolences again to the entire Seigle family on your loss. It was so nice to see everyone at the funeral home yesterday and how wonderful everyone looks. Know that your husband, dad and grandfather is now at peace and be there for each other as you move on with your lives, but always keep his memories alive. Keep in touch!!!!

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