In Remembrance: Philip A. S. Sedlak ’62Grd Died on March 26 2022

Dr. Philip A. S. Sedlak, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (German) 1961–63, succumbed to the effects of Parkinson’s disease outside Washington, DC, on March 26, 2022. Philip later earned a PhD in East African sociolinguistics at Stanford University in 1973 and spent his career in international development, leading radio language education and public health/public awareness projects in Kenya, Nepal, Guatemala, Nicaragua, India, Irian Jaya, Guinea, and Morocco, working on bird flu, swine flu, and ebola, among others. Philip spoke French, German, Italian, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, Swahili and Russian at full professional proficiency at various points of his career and attained basic conversational proficiency in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Ewe, Hindi, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. He is survived by his children Aaron and Chloe Sedlak; his current wife, Enoya; stepson, David; his brother, Eric; and sister, Ellen Bosley. 

—Submitted by the family.

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