David Paul Seyler

Published 5:31 am Sunday, November 3, 2019

David Paul Seyler, 64, Kill Devil Hills, died peacefully at his home on October 30, 2019. He was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1954, in Lock Haven, Pa. He grew up in Clinton, Md.

Dave graduated from Surrattsville High School in Surrattsville, Md. in 1973. He graduated with a degree in music education from University of Maryland in 1978.

Dave started as a music education teacher, but quickly found his calling as editor of several radio and TV trade publications. He began as manager of the Broadcasting Yearbook and then spent 22 years working for Radio+TV Business Report. Dave relocated with his family from Northern Virginia to the Outer Banks in June 2008. While there, he made many friends with the Outer Banks’ locals as a customer service manager at Walmart.

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Dave was an award-winning trumpet player. During his last few years, he was the star trumpet and flugelhorn player for Just Playing Dixieland, a Dixieland band based in the Outer Banks, NC.

Dave is survived by his wife of 26 years, Amy Lynne (Thewes) Seyler, and children Sarah Ashley Seyler, of Verona, WI, and Paul Andrew Seyler, with the U.S. Navy.

A celebration of life will be held at a later time. If you can, please donate to the American Cancer Society. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.