Seymour K. Eckhaiser, 90, formerly of Lodi, died April 5. He was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Ryki, Poland.
Mr. Eckhaiser enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II and served as a medical technician. While in the service, he became a U.S. citizen. He was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal. He worked as a tailor in the garment district and a few years later opening his own shop in Ozone Park, N.Y. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he owned and operated Seymour's Tailoring in La Crescenta. He joined the Kiwanis, Toastmasters, Israeli, Greek and International Folk Dancing clubs. He moved to Lodi and continued the art of tailoring in his own shop. He enjoyed poetry and classical music, and was an avid reader of history, philosophy and current events.
He is survived by his daughters, Mindi Anderson, of Paso Robles, Jody Eckhaiser, of La Crescenta, and Celene Erbert, of Red Bluff; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. April 23 at Paso Robles Senior Citizen Center, 270 Scott Road, Paso Robles. All are welcome.
Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home in Paso Robles is assisting the family with arrangements.