Theodore L. Seiler, a retired customer service manager for a Baltimore County bank and a former regional manager for Gino's Restaurants, died of a heart attack Tuesday at his Reisterstown home. He was 67.
Mr. Seiler was born in Baltimore and raised on Clarkson Street. He graduated from Southern High School. After Navy service from 1954 to 1958, he became a city police officer for five years.
He left police work in 1965 to join Gino's, a fast-food chain that had been established by Colts star Gino Marchetti. He eventually supervised its restaurants on the Eastern Shore and in Pennsylvania.
He left after Wendy's acquired the company in 1983 and became a consultant in the fast-food industry until becoming a customer-service manager for Provident Bank's Woodlawn branch. He retired in 2003.
Mr. Seiler was an avid Orioles and Ravens fan, and a collector of Colts and Ravens memorabilia. After suffering a heart attack - and missing most of the season - he was feted by the Ravens at the team's Owings Mills training complex in December 2000, the day before a playoff victory against the Denver Broncos on the team's way to the Super Bowl, said a daughter, Kimberly D. Babaie of Shrewsbury, Pa..
"I tell everyone that story because you know they had more on their minds than entertaining an old man who had a heart attack. The Ravens management and players showed him a kindness that we will never forget," she said.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at St. John Lutheran Church in New Freedom, Pa.
Other survivors include his wife of 46 years, the former Margaret Kappel; another daughter, Laura A. Seiler of Reisterstown; a brother, James F. Seiler of Frederick; a sister, Caroline A. Cavill of Catonsville; and a grandson.