The Washington Times-Herald


December 15, 2013

Earl Seal

Earl T. Seal, 91, of Washington, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Friday at Emerald House.

Born Jan. 11, 1922, in Washington, he was the son of Demire and Mary (McGrath) Seal.

He was a 1941 graduate of Washington High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a crew chief mechanic for the P-47 Thunderbolt. The P-47 planes were used to fly missions over Normandy and throughout Europe during World War II. He received numerous commendations including a Bronze Star medal. He was retired from UniRoyal, Inc.

He is survived by three sons and three daughters, Mary Jo (Rich) Smith of Boonville, Jean (Larry) Eschbach of Seneca, S.C., Rich (Martha) Seal of Evansville, Patty (Paul) Walker of Villa Hills, Ky., Ron Seal of Wheatland, and Tom Seal of Loogootee; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Jerry Myers of Chicago.

His wife, Edith (Linne) Seal, whom he married May 10, 1947, died May 8, 1993. He is also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Karen (Seal) Myers; a grandson; a granddaughter; four brothers; and one sister.

Private funeral services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.

A public visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary.

Preferred memorials may be given to Washington Catholic Education Endowment, P.O. Box 916, Washington, IN 47501 or to Good Samaritan Hospice, 520 S. Seventh St., Vincennes, IN 47591.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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