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Stanley G. Sigel

February 10, 1920 ~ October 8, 2016 (age 96)
SIGEL STANLEY J. SIGEL Died peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at his home in Bethesda, MD. Born in Boston in 1920, he spent most of his childhood in Portland, Maine. Stan was an economist par excellence, a proud Navy man, and a devoted husband and father. At age 16 he entered Harvard University, graduating with honors in 1940. He moved to University of California, Berkley, where WWII soon interrupted his graduate studies in economics. Stan enlisted in the Navy in 1942, serving until 1946 as a Lieutenant, Senior Grade. He was most proud of participating in landings at Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Following the war, Stan returned to Harvard as a Littauer Fellow and earned his Master's degree in economics in 1947. He then began his career at the Federal Reserve Board while simultaneously pursuing his PhD, which he received in 1953. Stan's distinguished career at the FederalReserve spanned 39 years, and included positions as the Chief of Flow of Funds and Savings Section, Advisor to the Board of Governors, and as the Board's representative at many national and international conferences. From 1962 to 1964, he served as the Director of the Statistics and National Accounts for the Organization of European Cooperation and Development in Paris. Later, he served as an adjunct professor at American University and volunteered in a program to help the elderly complete their taxes, often joking that he was older than his clients. Stan had a passion for life. He was an avid tennis player, an accomplished skier, and a long-time member of an amateur baroque recorder performance group. He and his wife Madeleine enjoyed travelling and saw much of the world in their 69 years of marriage. Stan was always engaged with his community. After he, Madeleine, and their two daughters moved to the neighborhood of Bannockburn in 1956, he quickly became an active participating member, serving on many boards and committees. Stan was always an enthusiastic presence in the annual Bannockburn Spring Show. Stan is survived by his beloved wife, Madeleine; daughters, Karen Sigel, (Harold Perl), Joan Sigel and grandson, Benjamin Schwartz. He is also survived by his nephews, Allen Zerkin (Ellen), Jerry Zerkin (Julie) and niece Laurie Zerkin Daigle (Jim). The Sigel family extends a very special thank you to all Stan's caretakers for their compassion and friendship during his final months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive Rockville, MD 20350. Graveside Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. at King David Memorial Gardens, Falls Church, VA.

Graveside Service

OCT 13. 11:00 AM

King David Memorial Gardens
7482 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA, 22042
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