David A. Seyle, urban planner, budget analyst
David A. Seyler, 75, an urban planner with the U.S. Geological Survey who retired in 1997 as the chief of plans and programs, died Feb. 9 at his home in Reston of respiratory failure.
Mr. Seyler started his career at the Geological Survey in 1974 as a program analyst. From 1979 to 1987, he was the deputy chief geologist for program and budget.
David Allen Seyler was born in Oklahoma City. He received a bachelor's degree in political science in 1959 and a master's degree in city and regional planning in 1961, both from Ohio State University.
Before moving to the Washington region in the early 1970s, he was a budget planner for New York state and an urban planner in Frankfort, Ky.
He was a member of Northern Virginia Carvers, a woodworking organization, and Hidden Creek County Club in Reston.
His marriages to Dorothy Upton and Catherine D'Agostino ended in divorce.
Survivors include a daughter from his first marriage, Ruth Seyler of Washington; a brother; and two sisters.
- Lauren Wiseman