Michael A. Seman, 52, of Washington Street, Elizabeth, died Aug. 23, 2001, at his residence.

Mr. Seman was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Michael and Mary Yanchick Seman. He was a graduate of Swissvale High School and received a bachelor's degree in education from California State College, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. For more than 27 years, he was employed as a fourth-grade teacher at Elizabeth Elementary School and the Wirt County Primary Center. He was a member of the West Virginia Education Association and the National Education Association. At the time of his death, Mr. Seman was serving as president of the Wirt County Solid Waste Authority. He was an outspoken advocate of organ and tissue donation, and at the time of his death, gifted his eyes to the Medical Eye Bank of West Virginia for the advancement of optical research.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Rosella Allen Seman; a daughter, Mica Seman of Elizabeth; a stepson, Jeremy Batten of Elizabeth; a stepdaughter, Christy Belt of Elizabeth; a brother, Ed Seman of Port Angelus, Wash.; a sister, Marlene Smith of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dennis and Bertha Allen of Elizabeth; a granddaughter, Valerie Belt of Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Busch Funeral Home of Elizabeth, with Dwight Goff officiating. In accordance with Mr. Seman's wishes, following the funeral service he will be cremated and his cremains scattered near the green and practice fields of Dixon Field in Swissvale, Pa. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of other memorials, donations may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement (LOOP), c/o Busch Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Elizabeth, WV 26143.