James “Jim” Gardner Seaman

SOUTHBURY – James “Jim” Gardner Seaman, 86, of Pomperaug Woods passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Peggy Ann “Pan” Ruland Seaman, who passed Sept. 13, 2013. Mr. Seaman was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Smithtown, Long Island, N.Y. to Ruth Genevieve Boylhart and Ellis James Seaman. He graduated from a local school in Smithtown and Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Mr. Seaman served with the U.S. Army Transportation Corps in Manilla, Philippines, at the conclusion of World War II.

Following military service and college, he pursued an international business career with W.R. Grace, McKinsey &  Co. and Uniroyal Inc. He married Peggy Ann Ruland in 1951 and together they raised a daughter, Deborah Hayes, and son, Robert Dudley, who added three wonderful granddaughters, Genevieve, Melisande and Hannah. Following the international assignments, they moved to Middlebury and later to Pomperaug Woods in Southbury.

A private family service and burial will be held at the St. James Episcopal Church in Long Island, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pomperaug Woods Founder’s Fund, 80 Heritage Road, Southbury, CT 06488. The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere at 235 Main St. N. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.




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