Carbondale mourns Seigle |

Carbondale mourns Seigle

(This letter was originally addressed to Jon Seigle’s widow, Elizabeth Stewart.)Dear Editor:On behalf of the Carbondale Board of Trustees and staff, I wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jon was an icon in this town, known for the high quality of his developments, his good humor, athletic prowess and devotion to youth and family. He provided us with special gathering places, excellent services and areas for beautiful homes. He helped to shape the character of Carbondale with his own unique stamp of excellence.Jon is remembered for the entryway to Carbondale known as the Cowen Center, as well as the Hendrick Ranch and Crystal Acres residential developments. However, most citizens aren’t aware of other memories we want to share with you. They include providing first-class areas where local entrepreneurs have provided vital gathering places, such as the Red Rock Diner in Carbondale and other local towns, living up to agreements (many people don’t), and sitting in endless hours of tedious meetings with good humor and patience – even when we were dragging our feet not sure what to do next. And, most importantly, helping improve and maintain affordable, multifamily areas such as the Garfield Avenue Apartments while being a good neighbor to the local residents. Jon frequently gave his less-fortunate tenants extra time to come up with their rent. All of this has helped make Carbondale the community that it is.The town of Carbondale profoundly mourns the untimely loss of Jon Seigle. Please accept our heartfelt concern and sympathy.Michael HassigMayor of Carbondale

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