Edward M. Seamans passed away on September 5, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of the late Sharon Porter Seamans. Devoted father of Edward M. Seamans, Jr. (Nicole Schaller) and Christopher G. Seamans. Dear brother of Dianne Kitz (Joseph), Johanna Mangam (Steve), Joseph Seamans and Robert Seamans (late Loretta), and the late Andrew Seamans, Elizabeth Blondo, and Sandra Turner (Dennis). Loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by Willy, the little dog that could always put a smile on his face, right up until the end.
Edward was born in Philadelphia in 1945 to the late George and Mary (nee Hvizda) Seamans. He lived in North Philadelphia and Kensington before settling down in Port Richmond, where he lived for the rest of his life.
He served in the US Army as a pole lineman, where he saw action in Vietnam in 1966. Before and after the service, he worked as a pinball and vending machine repairman until getting a degree from Drexel University in 1984. After working in the private sector and for the Department of the Navy, he became a civilian employee of the Army and helped to design or refine many electronic systems.
Not only was Edward a loving husband and supportive father, but he was utterly committed to his family, attending every event he could, constantly calling and checking in on even distant family members, and helping to organize an annual reunion to keep family members in Philadelphia connected to those upstate. He was the glue that kept the family connected.
Everywhere he went, he seemed to know everybody’s name and he always had time to stop and chat. He always had a joke or two at the ready and loved to tell stories, especially about the good ol’ days hanging out with his crew at the Bucket.
Although Edward had a number of hobbies, including collecting coins and baseball cards, he most enjoyed playing golf. When the weather was good, he could usually be found out on the course with his brothers and friends. He loved music and movies. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of Motown and Doo Wop songs and could rattle off the names of the actors and actresses in seemingly every film he’d ever seen.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing and funeral Friday September 10, 2021 beginning at 9:00 AM in St. Anne’s Church, 2328 East Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125 where his Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 AM. He will be laid to rest with his beloved Sharon at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to Last Chance Ranch, 9 Beck Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951, or to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis, TN 38105.
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