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Seamana John Lanz (9/21/52-12/6/04)

December 9, 2004

Brother, father, humanitarian, naturalist, gymnastics — coach. Born 9/21/52 in Youngstown, Ohio, John&

39;s childhood was influenced — by adjoining Mill Creek Park, whose virgin beauty directed his life toward — the preservation of Nature.

John founded S.E.E.D.S. (Sustainable Eco-economic Development — Solutions) in 1987 to demonstrate how the valley floor could be planted — and harvested to provide local food self-sufficiency and abundance, with — less dependence on fossil fuels, pesticides and synthetic additives. Seamana — helped to birth four or five additional Non-Profit Organization, each — dedicated to serving our community, nature and his Creator.

Seamana John spent his last several years photographing — threatened and endangered flora and fauna of the Siskiyou Klamath Bioregion — and monitoring the effects of clear cutting and selective logging on environmental — regeneration.

John, an avid gymnast, coach and judge, was dedicated — to building confidence, strength and discipline in his Rogue Valley students. —

Seamana John returned to his Lord and Creator on December — 6, 2004, surrounded by family and friends. Seamana is survived by his — beloved daughter, Chaya Lanz, his mother Doris Lanz of Boardman, Ohio, — his brothers, Rick Lanz of New Haven, CT, Jim Lanz of Hubbard, Ohio, and — Scott Lanz of Boardman, Ohio, his sister, Marcie Welch of Youngstown, — Ohio, and an appreciative community of friends and students.

There will be a memorial service at Ashland Christian — Fellowship on Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. Another memorial/celebration — service will be held in the Spring at Jackson Wellsprings.