Sieg Dies At 94

By: Summer Knowles
By: Summer Knowles

July 11, 2005

A Charlottesville icon has died. James W. Sieg, founder of J.W. Sieg & Company passed away this weekend at the age of 94.

His son, Terri Sieg, describes him as "a man of broad interest and broad curiosity."

Friends and family say they will miss Sieg's sense of humor and passion for life the most.

"Everyone talked about his sense of humor and his smile," said Susan Reames, Sieg's Primary Caregiver. "He was always smiling, always happy, always laughing, and...we're going to miss that."

"He was understated, loyal, [and] humorous," added Terri Sieg.

Sieg moved to Charlottesville from New Jersey back in the 1960's and was immediately drawn to UVA athletics. "He was one of the first people to be a consistent and substantial contributor to [UVA athletics]," explained Former UVA Athletic Director Gene Corrigan.

"He was one of the most incredible Virginia sports fans and a very devoted father, and I think they're going to miss his sense of humor and his sense of zest for life," added Terri Sieg. "I know I am, and I know my brothers are, and all the grandchildren will."

Sieg leaves behind three sons, nine grandchildren and nine great grand children.

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