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The Telegram
  • Melissa J. Seelbach

  • Melissa J. (Woodcock) Seelbach, 43, of Mill Street, went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2013, at home, following a long battle with cancer.

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  • Melissa J. (Woodcock) Seelbach, 43, of Mill Street, went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2013, at home, following a long battle with cancer.
    Melissa was born on Sept. 29, 1969, in New Hartford, a daughter of Helen (Currie) Woodcock of Middleville and the late Robert C. Woodcock. On Aug. 20, 1988, she was united in marriage with Gregory A. Seelbach at the Ilion Methodist Church. She graduated from West Canada Valley Central School with the class of 1989. Melissa was last employed at Hummel's Office Plus.
    Missy enjoyed arts and crafts and spending time with her family. She was a very active participant in the Herkimer County Relay For Life.
    Survivors besides her husband of 25 years, Greg, and her mother, Helen, include three daughters, Alicia Seelbach, of the home address, Sarah Seelbach and her fiancé, Cody Mead, of Frankfort, and Courtney Seelbach, also of the home address; four grandchildren, Cameron and Brody Mead, Caydence Warn and Mariah Seelbach; one brother, Robert Woodcock, Jr., of Tampa, Fla.; five sisters, Lonnie (Tom) Morgan, of Poland, Carrie Dygert, of Herkimer, Luanne Petteys, of Mohawk, Denise Woodcock, of Middleville, and Melinda (Steve) Bowman, of Poland; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Rosalie Seelbach, of Texas; a special lifelong friend, Holly Quinn, of Ilion; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Melissa was predeceased by many family members, including her father, Robert Woodcock, and her maternal grandmother, Ruth Currie.
    A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at the Cold Brook American Legion on Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. In accordance with Melissa's wishes, her remains have been donated to SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical research and there are no calling hours.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport.
    The family extends their sincere thanks to the staff of Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., especially Ann Lindsay.
    Online tributes at www.autenrithfuneral.com.
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