Dr. David G. Siehl

September 8, 1918 ~ January 13, 2019 (age 100)


Dr. David G. Siehl, long-time resident of Sidney, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on January 13, 2019.   David George Siehl was born on September 8, 1918 to Dr. Walter H. Siehl and Flora (Sontag) Siehl.   David was the second of the famous "Siehl Boys" who grew up playing baseball and rooting for the Reds in the Western Hills area of Cincinnati.   He graduated from Western Hills High School in 1936 and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1940.   He followed in the footsteps of his father, Walter, and his aunt, Elizabeth Siehl, to earn his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in December, 1943.   He married Betty Carol Beckner on May 27, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri.  After his internship and residency at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, the couple moved to Dalton, Ohio where Dr. Siehl served as the behest of the Ohio Medical Board as a physician in medically under-served communities as did many physicians at the close of World War II.  The couple settled in Sidney in 1946 where Dr. Siehl opened a famly medical practice and raised three children.   Dr. Siehl retired in 1987 when he married Lee Meyer, formerly of Sidney.   They resided in Phoenix.   Dr. Siehl lived a long and fulfilling life of 100 years.   He celebrated this milestone birthday in Scottsdale, Arizona in September with his family.   During this celebration, he loved to recount his many stories including seeing Babe Ruth play baseball in 1926, watching the first baseball game under lights in 1935 and his famous trip to California in 1940.   He played saxophone in the Miami University Band at the Kentucky Derby and the Indianapolis 500 in 1939.   Dr. Siehl was a 37 - year member of the Kiwanis Club and a Trustee and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Sidney.   He served as President of the Miami University Alumni of Shelby County and was a founding member of the Sidney Junior Chamber of Commerce.   He enjoyed boating and golf with family and friends.   A life long sports fan, baseball was his favorite - the Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks.   Dr. Siehl is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty Carol and six brothers, Don, Paul, Tom and Dick, all osteopathic physicians, Jim, a successful teacher and coach, and Phillip who died in infancy.   Dr. Siehl is surved by his second wife, Lee Meyer Siehl and his children, Dave (Edna Mae Boroski-Siehl) of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Sandy of Huron, Ohio and Sally (Clark Elwood) of Bay Harbor, Michigan.   Sister-in-law, Patricia Siehl-Dowell survives in Ohio.  Also surviving are stepson, Mike Meyer of Tempe,  Arizona, sister-in-law, Shirley (Jay Gardella) of Surprise, Arizona and cousin Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey of Scottsdale, Arizona.   A celebration of Dr. Siehl's life and legacy will be held at a later date in Ohio.   Joint arrangements are in the care of Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale, Arizona and Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney, Ohio.   Condolences may be expressed at and   Memorial gifts may be directed to A. T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 800 W. Jefferson St., Kirksville, Missouri  63501, Attn: Nancy Parrish in memory of Dr. David G. Siehl.

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