Woodstock – Horace W. Sellers, III, 81, of Converse Rd., died Monday, June 22, 2015 in his home. Born in New London, he was the son of the late Charles Coleman Sellers and Helen Earle (Gilbert) Sellers.
Mr. Sellers graduated from Phillips Andover Academy and went on to Bucknell University to earn a bachelor’s degree in music with a minor in organ. He holds a Master’s degree in elementary education from Eastern Connecticut State University and taught music in Glastonbury schools for several years. He was the minister of music at St. Mary Church in Norwich. He enjoyed repairing and restoring Bellows Style organs.
He was a member of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, The New London Guild of Organists, Society of the Cincinnati, and the Connecticut Landmarks Society.
Horace is survived by his caregiver and partner, Daniel M. Piotrowski of Woodstock; his sister, Susan (Pendelton) Sellers of E. Woodstock; and his nephew Paul Charles Sellers of Sydney, Australia. Horace is a direct descendant of Charles Willson Peale on his paternal side and Samuel Huntington on his maternal side.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Horace’s family at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary Church, 70 Central Ave., Norwich, CT. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson, CT.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Anthony Chapel Fund or to the Organ Fund at St. Mary Church in Norwich, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.