December 18, 1933 - March 27, 2015
Lewes, Delaware | Age 81
James A. Seydell, 81, of Lewes, DE, formerly of Newark, passed away peacefully March 27, 2015 at Delaware Hospice in Milford, DE surrounded by his family.
Born in Newark on December 18, 1933, Jim was the son of the late Walter and Bella Atkinson Seydell.
Jim was born and raised in Newark, DE. He graduated from Newark High School and the Graduate School of Consumer Banking at the University of Virginia. Jim served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. He worked for Wilmington Trust Company for 39 years starting as a teller and retiring as Vice President, Personal Finance in 1999. He was a proud life member of Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company. He was a NASCAR fan who fondly recalled driving laps at Dover Downs on his 70th birthday. He also enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, softball, and golf through the years. He was a member of the Blue Hen Touchdown Club and a season ticket holder for University of Delaware football and basketball. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed for his love, kindness, humor and dedication.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 52 years, Lynne Weber Seydell of Lewes; three sons, Jay M. Seydell and wife Leslie of Colora, MD, Gary M. Seydell and Greg T. Seydell, both of Newark; 3 grandchildren, J. Michael, Andrew and Elizabeth Seydell; and nephew James Seydell and his wife Connie of Wilmington. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Walter and his sister-in-law Pearl.
The family would like to thank the staff at Delaware Hospice for their care and dedication and all of the neighbors and friends who offered their help during Jim's illness.
A celebration honoring Jim's life will be held at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE 19711 on Wednesday April 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6-8:00 pm or one hour prior to the service on Wednesday morning. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery in Wilmington, DE. Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice or the Lewy Body Foundation and mailed to the funeral home.
Thank you for your support as we honor and celebrate the life of my husband and our father.
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