Monday November 7, 2011

In Memoriam: William Sekely

William "Bill" Sekely, longtime business professor emeritus and administrator, knew what it took to serve students and faculty.

William "Bill" Sekely, University of Dayton professor emeritus who retired in 2010, died Friday, Nov. 4, at age 67. 

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N. Main St. in Centerville. Visitation will follow until 5 p.m. 

Sekely worked at the University for 35 years, serving stints as the management and marketing department chair for 14 years and director of international business programs for the School of Business Administration for 12 years. 

"He knew what it took to serve students and faculty," said Dean McFarlin, current chair of the management and marketing department. "He consistently and successfully served many students interested in studying abroad and acquiring international business skills. His enthusiasm for service was reflected in his willingness to serve the School of Business Administration in important administrative capacities throughout his career at UD. He made a difference as an administrator who supported change and hired new faculty, some of whom remain in the department today." 

Preceded in death by his father, Stephen Sekely, Bill is survived by his wife, Bonnie; daughters Kristin (Kevin) Knight and Stacy (Riccardo Monaco) Sekely; grandchildren, Joshua and Michael Knight and Livia Monaco; brother, Stephen (Kathie) Sekely and their children, Christopher and Patrick; and his mother, Rose Sekely. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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