John Harry Seymour died on October 1, 2022. He was born in Auburn, New York to Francis Hill Seymour and Ruth Ridley Seymour and had one brother, Ed, who was two years his senior.
In 1946, Jack graduated from Auburn High School where he was the valedictorian of his class. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1950. While at Hamilton he was a member Phi Beta Kappa and TKE fraternities. After college, he worked as an actuary for Home Life Insurance Company in New York City until he retired in 1992 and then as a consultant for Phoenix Home Life for another several years. In 1951, he was drafted into the Army where he worked in the Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC), traveling and working in Japan for a year. He lived in New York City, moved to Hawthorne, New Jersey and then in 1970 moved to Ridgewood where he lived for 52 years.
Jack loved to sing and play the piano. He sang in the choir at Hamilton and at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. He played the piano and organ from the time he was a young boy. His latest piano gigs were playing the piano at Dad’s Night when his daughters were in grade school and playing Christmas carols for his grandchildren.
Jack is survived by Diane Harris Seymour to whom he was married for 55 years, his two daughters, Jennifer and Carrie, sons-in-law Marc and Eric, grandchildren Sam, McKenna, Matthew, Nolan and Olivia, all from Ridgewood.
Jack was a gentleman in the true sense of the word. He was kind, caring, loving and had a wicked sense of humor. He loved spending time with his family, watching his grandchildren play sports, walks in the rain, hiking, playing tennis and watching the Yankees.
A service to honor Jack and celebrate his life, will be held on November 26, 2022 at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the American Civil Liberties Association (ACLU) the Sierra Club and the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood.
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