Longtime Mercury Sports Editor Don Seeley Dies at 62

By: Frank Otto | The Mercury

Don Seeley was busy being Don Seeley Tuesday night.

Covering the PAC-10 Boys Lacrosse Senior Bowl at Pottsgrove High School, Seeley scarfed down a hot dog and jokingly traded barbs with Pottsgrove’s athletic director, Gary DeRenzo.

After the inaugural all-star game, the recently-retired sports editor filed a story highlighting not just the game but the story of lacrosse growing in the area.   A strong piece,  it appeared on the sports section’s front page, above the fold, a place Seeley’s byline inhabited countless times in the last 30-plus years of working at The Mercury.

“You couldn’t wait to read the paper with Don’s articles,” said Spring-Ford Area High School Athletic Director Mickey McDaniel. “Especially the features.”

The game was the final Seeley would cover.

The local sports legend died Wednesday morning after being stricken while playing golf, one of his passions. He was 62.

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