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John J. Seikel, 63, Past Treasurer of the International Institute of Akron and West Akron Board of Trade

The Bath Township resident founded Seikel & Associates CPAs Inc. in 1982.

The late John J. Seikel, 63, founder of Seikel & Associates CPAs Inc., had served as treasurer of the International Institute of Akron and West Akron Board of Trade.

  The International Institute of Akron helps foreign-born individuals adjust to American society and represents émigrés in immigration matters in federal courts.

 Seikel, a Bath Township resident, was still a member of the organization’s board of directors when he died of complications from cancer March 10, nine days before his 64th birthday.

 The West Akron Board of Trade provides a forum in which member businesses can benefit from each other’s experiences and work out solutions to complex problems.

 Seikel also served the community as a member of St. Hilary Parish Council and the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

 The Akron native graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1965 and from the University of Detroit with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1970.

 His first position as a certified public accountant was with J. K. Lasser, which later became Deloitte Touche.

 In 1982, Seikel founded his own accounting business, which specialized in real estate partnerships.

 Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Lois; children, John J. Jr. and Katherine M.; and sister, Mary Jo Mellody.

 Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Hummel Funeral Home of Copley, 3475 Copley Road.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, at St. Hilary Catholic Church, 2750 W. Market St., Fairlawn.

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