Charlotte, North Caro
1925 — 2021
The communities of Flint, Michigan, and Charlotte, North Carolina, sadly lost a pillar on Saturday, January 30, 2021, when Mr. Leo Seide passed away at age 95. Leo was born to Fanny (Mendes) and Barnett Seide on September 24, 1925, in Flint, Michigan, and graduated from Northern High School. For over 43 years, he was President of Seide Distributing Company and Auto City Distributing Company. During that time, he sponsored hundreds of athletic teams and sporting events throughout mid-Michigan. He was also known as the "Godfather of Golf" as a result of successfully bringing the PGA Tour's Buick Open (originally Carling Open) to Genesee County. Following his chapter in the distributing...