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Alice V. Seeney 1911-2009
Born in Salem, NJ on Dec. 5, 1911
Departed on Jul. 31, 2009 and resided in Bridgeton, NJ.
Graveside Service: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009
Cemetery: Fernwood Memorial Park
Alice V. Seeney, 97 of Bridgeton passed away late Friday evening July 31, 2009 in the Cumberland Manor, where she had been a resident for the past three years."Born in Salem, NJ she was the daughter of the late Isaiah and Anna Bell (nee Pitts) Brown and the wife of the late Roland "Cappy" Seeney Sr. She formerly was a resident of Greenwich Twp. for many years prior to moving to Bridgeton."
Alice was a homemaker and she loved cooking and baking, knitting and crocheting. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Bridgeton and was very active with the St. Vincent de Paul food program at St Teresa Of Avila Church in Bridgeton until her health started to fail her three years ago."
Surviving her is her son Roland Seeney Jr. and his wife Harriet of Hopewell Twp., three grandchildren Roland III, Brian and Terri Seeney, and four great grandchildren Samanth Ann, Roland IV, Brianna and Devin Seeney.
Anna Mae Seeney 1919-1992
Newspaper obituaries contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 5 Mar 2001, who notes the SSDI report -- 23 Aug 1919 - 5 Sep 1992
Anna Mae Seeney, 73, of Westminster Village, Dover, Del., died Saturday in Kent General Hospital.
The daughter of the late Oley and Sarah Seeney, she is survived by a son, Joseph D. Jr. of Dover; two sisters, Mary Smith of Bridgeton and Ida McGaha of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, Floyd Seeney of New Castle, Del.; and two grandsons.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday from the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold, Del. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Torbert Funeral Chapel of Dover, Del.
Ardis E. Seeney 1918-1999
With sadness I would like to inform all of the passing of Ardis E. Seeney, my mother, and widow of the late Dr. James H. Seeney, son of James Clifford, grandson of Frederick. She passed on Friday, January 29, after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
She was the youngest of five children born to Isabelle (Miller) and Clayton Fox in Ann Arbor, MI, in 1918. Her maternal lineage goes back to Granny Fountiane, an escaped slave who made her way to Canada, settling in an area between Detroit and Toronto. Grandpa Fox was believed to be a 'Black Indian', as written about by Katz.
Historically, I believe there is a connection between the Delaware who moved north around 1750, eventually settling in an area outside Toronto, who were active in the anti-slavery movement, and my mother's ancestors who appeared in that area. (From Charles E. Seeney)
Carl E. "Buzzy" Seeney ~1928-1986
1. Obituary: Carl E. "Buzzy" Seeney, 58, of 106 Holly Terrace died Friday at his home.
Born in Salem, the son of 0ley Seeney of Landis Avenue and the late Sara Carney Seeney, he was the husband of Sadie Carney Seeney. He had lived at his present address for the past 15 years and had retired on a disability from Bridgeton Dye and Finishing. Mr. Seeney enjoyed his garden and was an avid fisherman.
In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a daughter, Alberta Carney of RD 4: a brother, Floyd Seeney of New Castle, Del., three sisters, Ida McGaha of Wilmington, Del., Anna Seeney of Dover, Del.. and Mrs. George (Mary) Smith of Landis Avenue, three grandchildren, Mark Carney, Dee Carney and Eddie Carney, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Thomas W. Morgan, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Road (Route 49), Salem. Interment will be made in Laurel Lawn Cemetery. Friends will be received Wednesday prior to the services at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: SEENEY - Of 106 Holly Terrace, Bridgeton, N.J. suddenly on Friday May 30, 1986. Carl E., husband of Sadie (nee) Carney, father of Alberta Carney, brother of Floyd Seeney, Ida McGaha, Anna Seeney and Mrs. George (Mary) Smith, son of Oley Seeney, aged 58 years.
Due notice of funeral service will be upon completion of arrangements by the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home.
Catherine Viola Seeney 1927-2010
11 Sept 2010
Catherine Viola Seeney of Spring Oaks Assisted Living, Berlin, New Jersey, age 83 years, on September 1, 2010. Funeral services were private. Arrangements under the direction of CARL MILLER FUNERAL HOMES, Camden and Lawnside.
Clifford Dean Seeney 1942-2000
Clifford Dean Seeney of Dover died of heart failure Wednesday, June 14, 2000, in Kansas. He was 58. Mr. Seeney was born March 26, 1942, in Dover.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, was a veteran of the Vietnam War, and received an honorable discharge. He worked for many trucking companies and owned his own trucking business. In addition he worked for the Torbert Funeral Chapels and Del-Homes Inc. Mr. Seeney enjoyed NASCAR racing, hunting, fishing, and most of all, his job as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie E. Hand; paternal and maternal grandparents and his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Cecil, who lived with him.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Edna Seeney; his stepfather and mother, John and Marie Hand of Viola; three brothers, Wayne of Dover, Robert of Hometown, Va., and John and his wife Sherry of Milford; seven sisters, Shirley Weatherbee and her husband William of Cary, N.C., Doris Walton and her husband Harry, of Dover, Bonnie Basnight and her husband, Johnny of Virginia Beach, Va., Beverly Thorpe of Felton, Sandra Jolly of Sacramento, Calif., Nancy Rains and her husband, Tim, of Felton and Debbie Edge and her husband, Leonard, of Smyrna.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Diane Cecil of Centreville, Md., and Eleanor and Lewis Rash of North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Mary Kinnamon of Harrington; a close friend, Uncle Earl of Dover; a lifelong friend, David Hershberger of Dover; a host of nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts and many friends that miss him.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to service. Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville, Md. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S., Bradford St., Dover, DE 10094.
Clifford H. Seeney ~1922-1983
Clifford H. Seeney, of Fulton Street, Cheswold, died of natural causes on Friday, March 18, 1983, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 61.
Mr. Seeney worked as a night watchman for Frank Robino Associates, Inc. for eight years. Prior to that, he was a self-employed heating equipment mechanic for many years. He served in the Army during World War II.
Surviving are, a son, Clifford Seeney, Jr., of New Rochelle, N.Y; two brothers, Robert of Battle Creek, Mich., and Richard of Cassopolis, Mich; four sisters, Bonnie Allison Of Lubeck, Texas, Barbara Shepherd and Sally Artis, both of Battle Creek, and Beverly Phipps of Cincinnati; his stepmother, Ina Seeney, also of Battle Creek; and two grandchildren.
(Note by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg: "The boys' mother is Sarah Elizabeth Marie Mosley; the girls' mother is Ina Rickman)"
Services will be held Thursday at the Stevenson Funeral Home, 403 W. Division St., Dover. Burial will be in Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheswold, Delaware.
"David Lawrence Seaney"
"Contributed by Rod Seaney, February 15, 2002
To the Mitsawockett list: My Uncle Lawrence passed away Wednesday. He took a new interest ingenealogy, and told me about Yadkin County, North Carolina Seaneys. He is adescendant of that Owen who beamed down from Wales. If you want moredetails, go to #141 at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/e/a/David-A-Seaney/GENE1-0020.html
"David Lawrence Seaney, 92, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away February 14.
"He was born December 10, 1909 in Robinson, Illinois, to David Bruce Seaney and Jessie Florence Treadway Seaney. His great-grandfather, Sam Seaney, was one of the original settlers of Crawford County, Illinois. He attended school in Pontotoc, Mississippi, where his father went to farm, and completed high school there at Chickasaw College.
"As a young man, he managed a Standard Oil station in Sawyerville, worked on a dredgeboat on the Black Warrior River, ran dry cleaners in Akron, Alabama, and was a member of the Alabama National Guard. During World War II he worked for Remington Rand in Asheville, North Carolina.
"In 1947 he moved to near-by Arden to raise chickens for the Campbell Soup Company. He opened a greenhouse with his wife, Ressie Mae, when people kept asking to buy the mums he planted near the hen houses. He retired from the florist business to build his own house and the Dogwood Mobile Home Court in Hendersonville, where he worked for nearly 15 years as flower consultant to a local feed and seed store.
"Two daughters, Sherry Johnson of El Paso, Texas and Sarah Waechter of Hendersonville; and three grandsons, David, Joe, and Steve Waechter survive him.
"On Mr. Seaney's 90th birthday, his grandson David wrote of him:
Since I was a little boy, I thought he was the most precious being on Earth. He knew how to do all the little boy things and he seemed to enjoy them like a little boy too. He liked to make bows and arrows out of hickory wood or flutes from bamboo. He liked to build tree houses and plant gardens. He liked to read stories and most of all tell them. His stories were always good ones too, not like some people"s stories. He liked to take walks by ponds and look and see if fish could be seen in the springtime. He would tell me of things a boy could do in the woods to have fun like watch owls or harass hornets without getting stung, of course. Most of all he liked to let me be a little boy.
"He will be dearly missed."
Delcie H. Seeney ~1886-1906
Atlantic Union Gleaner
(born about 1886, daughter of John Devine Seeney and Mary Concealor)
We are very sorry to have to report the sad news of the death of Sister Delcie H. Seeney, librarian of the Cheswold church, and daughter of Brother John D. and Sister Mollie Seeney, aged twenty years. She was a faithful, Christian young woman, having grown up practically a Sabbathkeeper, was the eldest sister of little Annie Seeney, president of the Gleaner Band, and was a valuable aid to her in her work. Sister Seeney was taken with diphtheria Sunday night, November 4, while attending a Bible study, and died November 11, strong in Jesus. She told her mother and friends not to grieve for her, for she would not have to sleep long, for Jesus would soon come and wake her. She had been a valuable help in the church, having held the different offices of Sabbath-school superintendent, assistant superintendent, church clerk and treasurer, and at the time of her death was librarian. She was conscious to the very last. A little while before she died, she asked to see all the members of the church. Just as many members as could get there went and stood on the outside of the house and looked in at the window. She rose up in bed waved her hand, and said, " Good-by, my work is finished." On account of the disease with which she died, funeral services will be held later. Pray for the bereaved family in their hour of trial. - Reported by Fred. H. SEENEY, minister of the SDA congregation.
Donald Melvin Seeney 1934-2010
Donald Melvin Seeney, known as "Unkie" or "Candy Man" of Dover, died Friday May 28, 2010 at Pinnacle Nursing Home. He was 76. Mr. Seeney was born May 12, 1934 in Dover to the late Ernest Horance Seeney, Sr. and Margaret Durham Seeney.
He served in the United States Army. After the service he worked for 10 years as a truck driver for Slaughters Beverage before becoming disabled in 1965. He got his nickname "Candy Man" because he would hand out candy to children and would give $2.00 bills to newborns. Mr. Seeney was a member of Immanual Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest H. "Buddy" Seeney Jr., Smith Seeney and Brainard Seeney. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Ann Seeney of Dover; two brothers, William Seeney of Dover, Wilson Earl Seeney, Sr. of Dover; five sisters, Marie Hand of Magnolia, Dorothy Mosley of Cheswold, Edith Ridgeway of Dover, Leanna Gwyn of Smyrna and Margaret Joan Daniels of Dover; his godchildren, Kelly Church of Hartly, Donald Attix, Jr. of Dover and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1pm Monday May 31, 2010 at the Immanual U.U. M. Church, 756 Main Street, Cheswold. Friends may call two hours prior. Interment will be in the churchyard cemetery.
Doris Geraldine Seeney 1935-2012
5 Jan 2012
Doris Geraldine Seeney, age 76, born July 6, 1935 in Wilmington, DE to Lucille V. Seeney and the Late Ellsworth S. Cornish. She departed this life January 2, 2010 at Heartland Hospice House after a short battle with cancer. Doris was preceded in death by her youngest son Lynwood L. McMillian (Priscilla), 2 brothers Alfred Washington, and Ellsworth S. Cornish Jr. Doris leaves to cherish her memory her mother Lucille V. Seeney, one son Anthony W. Seeney Sr. (Elizabeth) of Wilmington, 4 daughters Diane Seeney of New Castle, Loretta Mickens (Jamy) of Downingtown, PA, Merriella McMillian of Lancaster, PA, Warrenetta McMillian of Wilmington, 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 3 sisters Betty A. Lewis, Virginia M. Pauls and Simone Sewell all of Wilmington, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. January 6, 2012 at Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church 465 1/2 Anderson Drive Dunleith Estates Wilmington, DE 19801. Interment Private.
Elsie Mae Seeney 1936-2014
8 Dec 2014
Wife of John Leroy Seeney, Sr., son of Joseph B. Seeney & Laura G. Seaman Seeney
Elsie Mae Seeney, age 78, of Salem passed away Friday, November 28th at her home. Born in Woolwich Twp. she was the daughter of the late Furman and Pearl Brown Green.
Mrs. Seeney was a driver for the Salem City Senior's Transport. She was a member and past president of the VFW Post 253 Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Eagle's Arie No. 1966 Ladies Auxiliary. Her favorite hobby was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Seeney enjoyed reading and traveling, especially to Haywood County, NC.
She is survived by her sons, Joseph Seeney of Salem, John "Jack" Seeney Jr. (Connie) of Quinton and Albert Seeney (Sandra) of Sun City, CA; brother, Henry Green (Joyce) of Haywood County, NC; sister, Jane Fuse (Richard) of Ridley Park, PA; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Mrs. Seeney is predeceased by her husband, John "Jack" Seeney Sr.; brothers, Grover Green, Bud Green and Jack Green.
Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, December 6th in WOODSIDE FUNERAL HOME, 34 Oak Street, Salem where friends may call after 1:00 PM. Burial will be in the Salem County Veteran's Cemetery, Pilesgrove. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 253, 20 Phillips Drive, Salem, NJ 08079. Woodside Funeral Home 34 Oak St. Salem, NJ 08079 856-935-2121
Emma Seeney 1935-2011
Emma Seeney of Dover died Tuesday March 15, 2011 at Home she was 76. She was born February 8, 1935 in Dover, Delaware to the late James R. Carney and Ethel Sammons Carney.
Emma worked for Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill as a dietician for many years retiring at the age of 32. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Emma would perk up and get a spark in her eye whenever one of her children or grandchildren would enter the room but it was no secret that the real charmers of the family were, the great grandchildren. She could be having the worst of the worst days but when they came around all pains and worries went away. Emma was known for her good cooking that was always accompanied by a glass of her famous iced tea. She enjoyed many hobbies which included canning the vegetables her husband would grow, doing puzzles and last but not least just caring for her family. Emma was a member of the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church in Dover.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by siblings, Frances Minner, Clarence and Donald Carney and Loretta Draine. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William Seeney of Dover; sons, Mike Seeney and his companion, Renee McCausland, Bruce Seeney and his companion Ralph Humbertson all of Smyrna, Corky Seeney and William Seeney, Jr. both of Dover; daughter, Shari Mosley and her companion Bill Cannon of Clayton; brothers, Melvin Carney of Ft. Worth, TX, Sam Carney of Cheswold, Roland Carney, Larry Carney and Isaac Carney all of Dover; sisters, Agnes Durham of Greenwich, NJ, Harriet Street of Georgetown, DE, Leona Alvino of Seaford and Janet Scotten of Dover; three grandchildren, Tanisha Seeney-Carney and her husband David, Deanna Barr and her husband Jerry both of Dover and Vanessa McCausland of Clayton; six great grandchildren, Kayla, Andrew, Jerry, Anthony, Aaden and Hunter
Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Thursday March 17, 2011 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be in the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery.In lieu of flower the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. The family would like to say thank you to Delaware Hospice and her sister Janet Scotten for being a caregiver for her.
Emma R. Cuff Seeney 1922-2012
29 Aug 2012
Emma R. Cuff Seeney of
Doverwent home to be with the Lord Monday August 27, 2012. She was 90 years old.
Mrs. Seeney was born May 27, 1922 in
Bridgeto>,to the late Nathaniel Cuff and Mary Pierce Cuff. New Jersey
She had worked at Van Holten Pickle Factory until they closed, then she worked as an attendant at the laundrymat in Cheswold for years until her retirement. Mrs. Seeney was a member of the Nanticoke and Lenni-Lenape Tribe of New Jersey, she loved going to the Pow-Wow every year and enjoyed camping with her daughter Penny and her husband Floyd and 2 best friends Mr. & Mrs. Bennett of Dover. She loved to shop till she dropped and loved her clothes and shoes, cooking, baking. Mrs. Seeney loved going to church before she became ill. She was a loving and amazing woman.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sisters, Glendora Pierce, Serena Carter and Lucy Pierce, brothers, Linwood and Chester Cuff. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William Seeney of Dover; daughters, Patricia Pierce of Fairton, NJ, Joyce Sammons and her husband Edward of Dover, Dorothy Sammons and Charles of Milford, Penny Stafford and her husband Floyd of Millington, MD, and Bianca Tribbits of Camden, DE whom she helped raise like her own daughter; sons, Wayne Mosley and his wife Sandra of Bridgeton, NJ, Linwood Mosley and his wife Christina of Little Haven, DE, William Seeney, Jr. and girlfriend Gail of Dover; sisters, Hester Ridgeway of Bridgeton, NJ, Alta Worley of Cheswold, DE; brothers, Morris Cuff of Bridgeton, NJ, Nathan Cuff of, TX; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 12pm Friday, August 31, 2012 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt. 10), Dover. Friends may call from 10-12. Interment will be in
. Sharon Hills Memorial Park
Geraldine D. Seeney ~1924-1998
From the Philadelphia "Inquirer," October 8,1998 by DL7715@aol.com Dave Seeney, in the Seaney Newsletter #39
Geraldine D. Seeney, 74, of East Mount Airy, a former Democratic committeewoman and government employee, died of heart and lung disease Friday at Grand View Hospital near Sellersville. Mrs. Seeney was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Overbrook High School, and attended Temple University.
She married her high school boyfriend, John W. Seeney, in 1943, and she worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard while he served in the Army. Moving to East Mount Airy after the war, she raised two children and then became active in local politics. She was a former committeewoman in the 22d Ward and managed the Philadelphia office of the late U.S. congressman Herman Toll. After Toll left office in 1966, she worked in the city office of the Pennsylvania auditor general and as an officer in the Philadelphia municipal courts. In retirement, she and her husband traveled throughout the United States and toured South America and Europe. They also explored the New Jersey coast in a cabin cruiser, which they kept in Atlantic City.
She is survived by sons, John Jr. and Guy, and three grandchildren.
A viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow at Christ Church and St. Michael's, 29 W. Tulpehocken St., will be followed by a service. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery, Byberry Road and Philmont Avenue, Huntington Valley.
Ida M. Smith Seeney ~1888-1965
Contributed by John C. Carter
Daughter of Benjamin R. Smith & Ella Z. Pierce, wife of Samuel Brady Seeney
James Seeney 1821-1904
Atlantic Union Gleaner
South Lamcaster, Mass., August 10, 1904
(Calculated birth date -- 17 Jan 1821, [30 Jul 1904 age 83-6-13])
Died at Cheswold, Del., July 30, 1904, Brother James Seeney, aged 83 years, 6 months, and 13 days. Brother Seeney was the father of eleven children now living, one of them being Elder Fred Seeney, of the Chesapeake Conference. Fifty years ago he gave himself to the Lord, uniting with the M. E. church, and eight years ago, he accepted the third angel's message. His life was that of a consistent Christian. He was respected in the community in which he lived; was a loving husband, a kind father, and a good counselor. He died in the faith, and was laid away by many who loved him, in the glorious hope of soon meeting him in the first resurrection. Words of comfort were spoken by the writer from Rev. 14 :13. - reported by JOHN E. JONES.
James H. Seeney 1913-1975
James Henry Seeney ~1859-1945
Husband of Laura Ridgeway and Sarah Ann Durham, son of James Seeney & Sarah Clark
John D. Seeney 1849-1930
Columbia Union Visitor, September 4, 1930, Vol. 35, No. 34.
SEENEY — John D. Seeney was born August 8, 1849, and passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 5, 1930, being in his eighty-first year. He was a faithful member of the Cheswold,
, church. There are to mourn their loss, his wife, two daughters, two sons, three sisters, three brothers, and one grandson. He was one of the pioneers of the Cheswold church, a devoted and willing worker till his death. HisChristian character radiated in his home and to all with whom he came in contact. Delaware
John Warrick Seeney ~1917-1995
December 23, 1995
John Warrick Seeney, 78, of Mount Airy, a retired postal employee, died Tuesday, Dec 19, of heart failure atSt. Joseph's Villa, a nursing home in Flourtown. Born in Chester, he grew up in Camden and was a member of the first graduating class atWoodrow Wilson High School in 1936. He received an associate's degree in accounting fromTemple University.He took a job as a clerk in the Post Office in 1936, and worked his way through a series of jobs to contract compliance officer. Working out of an office in Center City, he traveled extensively, making sure that private contractors complied with federal regulations. He retired in 1973. His career was in terrupted by World War II. Drafted in to the Army in March 1943, he saw action with a tank battalion at Papua and
New Guineain the South Pacific. After his discharge, he settled in Mount Airy, where he lived in the same house for 50 years. In retirement, he traveled the United States, South America and Europe and bought a cabin cruiser, which he tied up at Farley Marina in Atlantic City and often used to cruise theNew Jersey coast. His hobby was making cabinets and restoring houses. "He was an avid tool collector. He had just about every hand and power tool Sears ever made," said his wife, Geraldine Seeney. But these were not antique tools for display. He used them all the time. "He cared for a couple of duplexes we owned. He did everything, in cluding laying bricks when he had to," Seeney said.He is also survived by his sons, John "Rick" Jr. and Guy; two grandchildren, and one sister.
Services: a viewing at 10 a.m. Wednesday will be followed by a service at 11 a.m. at Christ Church and St. Michael, 29 W. Tulpehocken St. Burial will be at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Northeast Philadelphia.
Joseph B. Seeney ~1901-1987
Obituary: Private services were held for Joseph B. Seeney, 86, of Salem who died Friday in The Memorial Hospital of Salem County following a short illness. Mr. Seeney, a native of Dover, Del., who lived most of his life in the county, had been a pipe fitter at the DuPont Company, retiring in 1962 with 32 years service. He was a member of the DuPont Veterans Association and Salem Eagles.
His wife, Laura G., died in 1982. Surviving are five daughters, Josephine Rader and Mary M. Miller of Salem, Gertrude Lake of Pennsville, Dorothy H. Hetzer of Wildwood Crest, Jean Guglielmo of Wilmington; four sons, James E., Thomas L. Sr. of Pennsville, Ronald C. and John L. of Salem; one stepdaughter, Florence Fithian of Pennsville; 32 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests contributions in his memory to American Heart Association Southern N.J. Chapter, 2N. High St., Millville, 08332. Arrangements were under the direction of Laughrey Funeral Home, Pennsville.
Joseph D. Seeney II ~1930-2006
October 5, 2006
Joseph D. Seeney II of Dover died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 76. "Mr. Seeney was born in Dover, son of the late Joseph Dean Seeney and Margaret (Durham) Seeney."
He had worked as a self-employed painter for most of his life until his retirement. "Mr. Seeney, in his younger years, had enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was especially fond of watching old Western movies on the TV."
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Blake; and a special niece, Janice Carney. He is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Joseph D. Jr. and Betty Seeney of Dover; a brother, Louis Seeney of Dover; two sisters, Louise Pritchett and Rosemary Mosely, both of Dover; his longtime companion and caregiver, Alice L. Marvel of Harrington; two grandsons, Joseph M. Seeney and Jason D. Seeney; a great-granddaughter, Lynsey Cheyenne Seeney; and several nieces and nephews, including his most-recent caregiver, Lincoln Carney of Harrington."
Friends may call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso, 1175 S. State St., Dover. "Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Emmanuel Union Church Cemetery, Cheswold."
Leona Seeney ~1937-1963
Feb. 24, 1963
Killed in (a) crash yesterday were Leona Seeney, 26, of Cheswold, killed as a utility pole, severed by the impact, fell across her after she was thrown from the automobile.
Miss Seeney was killed when a car driven by her brother, Mason, 31, also of Cheswold, hit a slippery spot and went out of control, police said. The accident occurred at 3:35 p.m. on County Route 104, about a mile west of Dover.
The car spun around, police said, careened over a ditch and through a field, striking the pole. The driver, also thrown from the car, escaped with minor injuries.
State police said Miss Seeney probably would not have been injured seriously if the pole had not fallen on her. She was pronounced dead at Kent General Hospital, Dover of internal bleeding due to a crushed abdomen.
Louis H. Seeney 1931-2011
28 Nov 2011
Louis H. Seeney, 80,Dover, passed away Friday November 25, 2011 after a long illness at Capital Nursing Center Dover. He was born on August 10, 1931 in Dinah's Corner, DE to the late Joseph Dean and Margaret Durham Seeney.He was a member ofForest Grove Seventh-Day Adventist Church for 44 years. Louis his wife and son were all baptized there Nov. 18, 1967. Louis served as deacon, trustee and care taker of the church cemetary. Louis was a self employed painter contractor. He enjoyed drag racing, hunting, fishing, and NASCAR racing. His favorite driver was Mark Martin when he drove a Ford. Louis's greatest enjoyment was when he took his grandchildren Louis, III and Karen to the park also when spending time with his great-grand children. He enjoyed taking weekend rides that in cluded trips to family in NJ with his wife. His pride and joy was his son Louis II, going to the track to see him drag race. He is preceded in death by three sisters, Grace Pritchett, Gladys Blake, and Rosemary Mosley.He is survived by his wife do 58 years, Maude Mae Carter Seeney of Dover, DE; a son and his wife, Louis H. and Vanessa Seeney, II of Dover, DE; a grandson and his wife, Louis H. and Stephanie Seeney, III, a granddaughter, Karen Seeney; a great grand children, Hannah, Jon, Kimberly, Julianna Seeney; a sister, Louise Pritchett; a special niece, Tina Pritchett and many nieces & nephews.Remembrance services will be held Thursday 12/01/2011, 1 pm, atForest Grove Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4950 Pearson Corner Road, Dover, DE 19904. Burial will be at the Forest Grove Seventh-Day Adventist Cemetary next to the church. Friends may also call Thursday from 12 noon to 1 at the Forest Grove Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Dover. Letters of condolences may be sent to www.delmarvaobits.com or email@example.com
Margaret J. Seeney 1905-1987
Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001
1. Funeral Home program: Margaret J. Seeney September 27, 1905 - July 1, 1987 Funeral Services July 6, 1887 1 p.m. Torbert Funeral Chapel Bradford & Reed Street Dover, Delaware Final Resting Place Forest Grove Cemetery Dover, Delaware
2. Obituary: Margaret J. Seeney of RD 5, Dover, died Wednesday, July 1, 1987, in Kent General Hospital, Dover, of heart failure. She was 81.
Mrs. Seeney was a homemaker. Her husband, Ernest Seeney, died in 1967.
She is survived by six sons, Ernest Seeney Jr., William M. Seeney, Donald Seeney, and Wilson E. Seeney Sr., all of Dover, Smith Seeney Sr. of Cheswold and Brainard Seeney of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five daughters, Catherine Marie Hand and Margaret J. Harris, both of Dover, Dorothy Mosley of Cheswold, Edith Ridgeway of Townsend and Leonna Shugars of St. Petersburg; a brother, Leroy Durham of Dover; a sister, Etta Thorpe of Dover; 43 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in Torbert Funeral Home, Reed and Bradford streets, Dover, where friends may call Sunday evening from 7 to 9. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, Dover.
Mary Seeney 1910-2004
24 Dec 2004
Obituary 1: Mary Seeney of Dover died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 94. Mrs. Seeney was born April 25, 1910, in Dover, daughter of the late Sarah Elizabeth Mosley.
She worked for Chesdel Pickle Plant in her younger years. Mrs. Seeney enjoyed dancing and traveling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Orville Seeney, in 1969. She is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, William S. Sr. and Emma R. Seeney; a stepdaughter and her husband, Delores and Ulysses Sammons; a stepson, Dalton Seeney of Hawaii; five grandchildren, all of Dover; three great-grandchildren, all of Dover; and two great-great-grandchildren, both of Dover, with one additional great-great-grandchild on the way.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Forest Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery, 202 Lynnbury Woods Road, Dover. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapels, Dover.
Obituary 2: Graveside services for Mary Seeney, 94, of Dover were held Monday, Dec. 27, in Forest Grove Cemetery at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Dover. Mrs. Seeney died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. Mrs. Seeney was born April 25, 1910, in Dover, daughter of the late Sarah Elizabeth Mosley.
She worked for Chesdel Pickle Plant in her younger years. Mrs. Seeney enjoyed dancing and traveling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Orville Seeney, in 1969.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William S. Sr. and Emma R. Seeney; a stepdaughter and her husband, Delores and Ulysses Sammons; a stepson, Dalton Seeney of Hawaii; five grandchildren, all of Dover; three great-grandchildren, all of Dover; and two great-great-grandchildren, both of Dover, with one additional great-great-grandchild on the way.
Arrangements were by Torbert Funeral Chapels, Dover.
Mary E. Seney ~1938-200429 Aug 2004
Mary E. Seney of Camden passed on Aug. 24, 2004 at the age of 66. She is survived by her daughter Vanessa Robinson; sons, Kenneth Brooks & Robert Williams; 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; brothers Walter Seney, William Seney, Charles Brown, James Gould & Michael Seney; sisters Sarah Kennedy, Dorothy Seney, Ella Wilson, Frances Brown, & Teresa Brown; special daughter Bernice Harris; best friend Joyce Nock; & a host of other relatives & friends.
Services will be held 11am Tues. at the CARL MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 831 Carl Miller Blvd, Camden where friends may call after 9am. Interment will follow at Harleigh Cem., Camden.
Mason Finley Seeney Jr. 1931-2013
9 January 2013
Mason Finley Seeney, Jr. passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Cadia Capitol Nursing Home where he has been a resident for the last 18 months. Mr. Seeney was born June 26, 1931 in
Hopewell,to the late Mason F. Seeney, Sr. and Lydia Hughes Seeney. N.J.
Over the years he had worked at Slaughter Beverage Co., Frazier Cement and Block Co. and retired from Dover Leasing. Mr. Seeney enjoyed country music, gardening and took pride in the fact he built his own home.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Perry Samuel Seeney; sisters, Leona and Martha Seeney. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Evelyn Joan Seeney; daughter, Linda Goins and her husband Jeff of Fla.; granddaughter, Amy Goins of N.C. who he idolized; twin brother, Walton Seeney; brother, Mortimer Seeney; and sister, Mary Ellen Gonzalez.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at
, Cheswold. Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook signed at torbertfuneral.com. Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery
Mortimer Seeney 1937-2005
12 Jan 2015
Mortimer Seeney of Dover, DE, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at home. He was 77. Mortimer was born December 10, 1937 in Dover, Delaware to the late Mason F. Seeney, Sr. and Lydia A. Hughes Seeney.
He retired from Kent General Hospital after 45 years of dedicated service, during which time he only missed a handful of sick days. Mortimer often volunteered to stay over during inclement weather to provide adequate coverage. He was well liked and well known by all, especially for his famous fruitcakes, which he made and passed out to friends and family during the holiday season. His greatest joys were gardening, cooking, and trying new recipes and the company of others. He especially enjoyed spending time with his numerous nieces and nephews and following their academic success and careers. Mortimer was a member of the Nanticoke Tribe of Delaware and a regular donor to the tribe, the Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics and the Cheswold Fire Company. His giving spirit will be missed by all.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Leona and Martha Seeney, brothers, Perry S. and Mason F. Seeney, Jr., niece, Colleen E. Winchester. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ellen Gonzalez; brother, Walton H. Seeney and his wife Rubie; and a host of nieces and nephews who will miss him very much.
Funeral services will be held 2PM, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19803 or Special Olympics of Delaware, University of Delaware 619 S. College Ave Newark, DE 19716 or the Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 186, Cheswold, DE 19936.
Myrtle A. Seeney ~1897-1902
Atlantic Union Gleaner
South Lamcaster, Mass., October 8, 1902
Myrtle A. Seeney, daughter of Fred H. and Hester Seeney, died of scarlet fever on September 15, in the fifth year of her age. It was a great loss to Brother and Sister Seeney, but they realize that all things work together for good to them that love God.
Oley Seeney 1896-1991
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg, 14 May 2002. Tombstone: 1896-1991
1. Obituary. Oley Seeney, 94, of RR 8 Box 119, Landis Avenue, Bridgeton, died Friday morning in Elmer Community Hospital, where he was a patient the past five days. He was in failing health six months and seriously ill for a week. Born in Dover, Del., the son of the Joseph and Sally Seeney and the husband of the late Sara (nee Carney) Seeney. An area resident at the Landis Avenue address eight years.
Mr. Seeney was a farmer most of his life and prior to his retirement he was employed by Jersey Package.
He is survived by a son, Floyd Seeney of New Castle, Del.; three daughters, Anna Seeney of Dover, Del., Mary Smith of Bridgeton and Ida McGaha of Wilmington, Del.; a sister, Mildred Pierce of Greenwich; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 40 East Ave., Bridgeton, with the Rev. Audrey Groff of Friendship Finley United Methodist officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Bridgeton.Friends will be received Monday morning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: SEENEY-Of RR8 Box 119 Landis Avenue, Bridgeton, N.J. on Friday, June 14, 1991. Oley Seeney, husband of the late Sara Carney Seeney, father of Floyd Seeney, Anna Seeney, Mary Smith and Ida McGaha, aged 94 years. Due notice of the funeral services will be given upon completion of arrangements by the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home.
Rebecca Seeney ~1907-1990
(Written Note: Aug 1990 -- not sure of the exact date.)
1. Obituary: Rebecca Seeney, 83, of Box 11, RR 2, Bridgeton-Greenwich Road, Bridgeton, died Wednesday in South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division, where she was a patient a day.
Born in Hopewell Township, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Nettie (Pierce) Loatman and the wife of the late Roland Seeney Sr. She had resided at her present address 29 years and prior to that had resided Greenwich.
She was a very active member of the Pearl Street Baptist Church and a member of the WCTU and the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey. Mrs. Seeney was employed by Cumberland Manor as a dietitian prior to her retirement in l970.
She is survived by a son, Ephraim Mosley Jr. of Bridgeton; four daughters, Sarah Rainey of St. Augustine, Fla., Betty Jackson of Greenwich, Marguerite Yoshino of Pasco, Wash., and Phyllis Carter of Blackwood; a stepson, Roland Seeney of Greenwich; 17 grandchildren; .and 33 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ephraim Mosley
Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday from The Pearl treet 2 Baptist Church, Bridgeton. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Hopewell Township. Friends will be received this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home of Bridgeton.
Rennie R. Seeney 1886-1905
Atlantic Union Gleaner
South Lancaster, Mass., January 25, 1905
Fell asleep in Jesus at Cheswold, Del., Jan. 12, 1905, Rennie R. Seeney, aged 18 years, 4 months, and 3 days. She received present truth more than seven years ago, under the labors of the writer, being baptized and uniting with the Cheswold church Dec. 18, 1897, when she was only eleven years of age. Sister Seeney has been a faithful member of our church, for which w" praise the Lord. For three years she has been organist for our church, and she was also organist for the writer in his tent meeting one year. The Cheswold church has lost one of its brightest lights, who was beloved by all who became acquainted with her. At the funeral service the church was filled to overflowing by the friends and neighbors who gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased. She was a patient sufferer and complained but little during her illness, but was strong in the faith to the very last. Words of comfort were spoken by the writer from 1 Thess. 4:13,14. - Reported by Fred. H. SEENEY, minister of the SDA congregation.
Richard Langdon Seeney 1916-1994
clipping, no date
Mich.- Richard Langdon Seeney of Cassopolis, died after a short illness, Saturday, Feb. 5, 1994 in Kent General Hospital, Dove>. He was 77.
Mr. Seeney was born Aug. 27, 1916, in
Battle Creek,, and was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Seeney. Mich.
He was educated in the
Battle Creekpublic school system and was raised as a Seventh Day Adventist.
He was a plumbing and heating service man for most of his life. He and his wife, Rosemary Gillam Seeney, resided in Cassopolis. While in
, he resided with his niece and nephew, Sarah and Larry Sullivan of Cheswold. Delaware
Besides his wife and niece and nephew, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Gail Seeney of Upper Montclair, N.J.; four sisters, Bonnie Allison of Exton, Pa., Barbara Sheppard and Sally Artis, both of Battle Creek, and Beverly Phipps of Cincinnati, Ohio; a stepbrother, Robert Hurd of Battle Creek; two grandchildren, Terri Seeney and Joshua Seeney, both of Upper Montclair, N.J.; his first wife, Sarah V. Seeney of Cheswold, his great-nephew, Mike Seeney of Dover; and many nieces and nephews, especially those he fostered, and a host of relatives and friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Immanuel Union Church, Cheswold. Friends may call at 6 p.m. tonight at the Church. Burial will in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements are by the Stevenson Funeral Home,
Robert A. Seeney ~1939-2005
6 Jan 2005 Contributed by John Carter
Robert A. Seeney, 65 - of Estell Manor, died suddenly Monday afternoon in Alloway.
Born and raised in Kenton, Delaware, he lived briefly in Fairfield Twp. and has been a resident of Estell Manor for the past 12 years. He had worked as a forklift driver for Clement Pappas in Bridgeton. Prior to that, he had worked as a security officer for the Salem Nuclear Power Plant. He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Ukranian Orthodox Church in Millville. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.
He is survived by his wife Kateryna (Rud); two sons, Michael Korsten of Norfolk, VA, and Nicholas Korsten of Estell Manor; two daughters, Victoria Nicholson of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Elizabeth Kline of Millville; a sister, Judith A. Carney of Bridgeton; a brother, Lynford R. Seeney of Jacksonville, FL; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Kim E. and Robby.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter and Paul Ukranian Orthodox Church, Hogbin Road, Millville. There will be a viewing on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Christy Funeral Home, 11 W. Broad Street, Millville. Panachyda will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Written tributes: www.christyfuneralservice.com.
Roland "Cappy" Seeney Sr. ~1904-1987
(Written note: Rebecca was his second wife.)
1. Obituary: Roland "Cappy" Seeney Sr., 83, of RR 2, Box 11, Greenwich Road died Monday morning in Christiana Hospital in Wilmington, Del.. where he had been a patient three weeks. Prior to that he had been a patient at Bridgeton Hospital for one week. He had been in failing health the past two years and seriously ill the past nine months.
Born in Cheswold, Del., the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Durham Seeney, he was the husband of Rebecca Loatman Mosley Seeney. He had resided at his present address the past 20 years and prior to that had resided in Greenwich for many years. Mr. Seeney retired from the Halter Building Service in 1977, where he had been a carpenter for 25 years.
He was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians, Inc. of Bridgeton and was an avid hunter. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Roland Seeney of Greenwich; two stepsons, Ephraim Mosley Jr. of Bridgeton and George Williams of Friesburg; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Joseph (Sarah> Rainey of Florida, Mrs. Harry (Betty) Jackson of Greenwich, Mrs. Ronald (Marguerite) Stangel of Washington and Mrs. Mark (Phyllis) Gould of Stow Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Earnest (Mildred) Pierce Sr. of Greenwich, Renee Lacy of Camden and Ruth Durham of California; three grandchildren, Roland 3rd, Brian and Terri Seeney, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Thomas Jenkins, pastor of Pearl Street Baptist Church, from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Road (Route 49), Salem. Interment will be made at Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home Thursday prior to the services.
2. Obituary Addendum: Roland Seeney, Sr. -- The names of two brothers were omitted from the list of survivors in the obituary of Roland "Cappy" Seeney, Sr. appearing in Tuesday's Evening News. They are Olie Seeney of Bridgeton and Joseph Seeney of Salem.
3. Death Notice: SEENEY - Of RR 2, Box 11 Greenwich Road, Bridgeton, N.J., on Monday, March 2, 1987. Roland "Cappy" Seeney Sr., husband of Rebecca (nee Loatman) Mosley Seeney, father of Roland Seeney Jr., aged 83 years.
Relatives and friends are invited without further notice to attend the funeral services on Thursday afternoon, March 5, at 1 o'clock from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Road (Rt. 49) Salem. Interment at Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday prior to the service.
Sadie G. Seeney 1924-2014
Sadie G. Seeney, aged 89 years, passed away suddenly late Tuesday evening August 12, 2014 in Inspira Medical Center, Elmer, where she had been a patient for one day. Born in Bridgeton, she was the daughter of the late William and Sadie (nee Sammons) Carney, and the wife of the late Carl Carney, who passed in 1986. Sadie had been an area resident all of her life, and had lived in Hopewell Twp for the past 44 years.
Sadie was formerly employed as a presser with the former Siebel and Stern Clothing Manufacturing Company in Bridgeton for several years until her retirement on disability. She loved to read and accumulated quite a collection of books. She also loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Alberta "Tootsie" Carney, her three grandchildren, Mark Carney, Ed Carney, and Diedrea Davis, eight great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased besides her husband Carl, by two brothers, Jack Carney and Walt Carney, two sisters, Mary Mosley and Nellie Morgan, her step sister, Alberta Lloyd, three step brothers, Raymond Pierce, Johnnie Pierce, and William Pierce.
Funeral services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Sadie G. Seeney please visit our Sympathy Store.
Sara Seeney 1900-1983
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg, 14 May 2002. Tombstone: 1900-1983
Notes written on the notices: July 5, 1983 service July 8, 1983
1. Obituary. Sara Seeney, 83, of RR 8 Box 150, Landis Avenue, Bridgeton, died Tuesday evening in the Malloy Nursing Centre where she was a patient for a year. She had been in failing health the past two years. The wife of Oley Seeney, she was born in Centerville and was the daughter of the late Horace and Ida Loatman Carney. She had lived at her present address the past 33 years and had been an area resident all her life.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Carl of Bridgeton and Floyd Seeney of New Castle, Del.; three daughters, Anna Seeney of Dover, Del., Mrs. George (Mary) Smith of Bridgeton and Ida McGaha of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, Horace Carney of Elmer; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Seeney was a member of the First Seventh Day Adventist Church of Bridgeton and her pastor, the Rev. Donald C. Bozarth will conduct the services on Friday at 10 a.m. from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 40 East Ave. Interment will be made in Laurel Lawn Cemetery. Friends will be received Friday morning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: Sara Seeney. Services for Sara Seeney, 83, of RR8 Box 150 Landis Avenue were conducted Friday morning by the Rev. Donald C. Bozarth, pastor of the First Seventh-Day Adventist Church from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were her son, Floyd Seeney; grandsons Gregory Smith, Wayne McGaha Jr. and Joseph Seeney Jr.; great-grandson John Richards and a friend, Louis Seeney. Interment was made in Laurel Lawn Cemetery.
1. Sarah Seeney Age 80 of Cheswold, DE died Nov. 14, 2001 at Bay Health Hospital, Dover, DE. Service 2 pm Mon., Nov. 19 at Immanuel Union U.M. Church, Cheswold, where friends may call 12-2. Arrangements by BENNIE SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Dover.
2.Sarah Virginia Seeney of Cheswold died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in the Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover after a brief illness. She was 80. Mrs. Seeney was born May 11, 1921, in Philadelphia, the youngest of four children to the late Isaac and Lola Archer.
As a child, she was nurtured and baptized at the Bright Hope Baptist Church of Philadelphia, where her father served as a deacon and church clerk and her mother a deaconess. Mrs. Seeney grew up in Philadelphia and attended the public school system there until the 10th grade.
She married the late Richard L. Seeney and from this union, a son was born. She always encouraged her son to go further in school than she did. She was very proud when he graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., serving as an officer in the Navy and later became a Corporate Executive. Although they had only one child, they helped to raise many other family members. "Uncle Richard and Aunt Sarah" became synonymous with mom and dad to many. The lives of Walter, Gerald, Richard, Tony, Sarah, Janice, Nancy, Karen and many others were impacted by "Aunt Sarah's" love and care, especially, during their formative years. She continued to raise Karen Sookie until her adulthood.
Mrs. Seeney was a loving and caring daughter to her ailing mother, whom she nursed and cared for until her death in 1970. She worked most of her adult life as a factory worker doing a variety of jobs from cutting fabric for women's clothes to cutting metal for containers. While working in the later position, she began to experience the loss of her hearing.
After her retirement in 1986, she moved from Moorestown, N.J., to Cheswold the birthplace of her mother's family.
She was active for many years at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover enjoying artwork for which she received several awards. In recent years, her hearing impairment became worse which limited her activities. She loved to work puzzles at her kitchen table and also loved "her" sports: football, basketball, baseball and also track. She also talked with her niece, Birdella, every day, who would check on her to make sure she was okay. Everybody loved "Aunt Sarah."
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Cornelius and Isaac and her sister, Hester.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William "Billy" L. and Gail Seeney of Palm Coast, Fla. and two grandchildren, Terri L. Seeney of Bloomfield, N.J. and Joshua I. Seeney and his wife, Stephanie of Newark, along with a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and loving friends.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Union United Methodist Church in Cheswold, where friends may call two hours earlier. Burial will in Immanuel Union Cemetery. Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover,
Smith O. Seeney Sr. 1932-1997
Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001.
1. Funeral Home program: Smith O. Seeney Sr. Born: August 27, 1932 Died: July 11, 1997 Funeral Services Torbert Funeral Chapel Reed & Bradford Streets Dover, Delaware July 16, 1997 1:00 P.M. Immanuel Union United Methodist Cemetery Cheswold, Delaware
2. Obituary: CHESWOLD - Smith O. Seeney Sr. of Cheswold died of lung cancer Friday, July 11, 1997, in Kent General Hospital. He was 64. Mr. Seeney was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Dover, the son of the late Earnest H. and Margaret J. Durham Seeney.
He helped his father farm and was also a self-employed contractor until retiring in 1995. Mr. Seeney was an avid race fan and loved attending races and enjoyed going to Spence's Bazaar every Tuesday and Friday.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Brainard Seeney "Ducky'' Seeney and Ernest Seeney Jr., who both died in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Winifred "Winnie" Seeney of Cheswold; a son, Smith Seeney Jr. of Cheswold; a daughter, Margaret "Sissy" Seeney of Cheswold; two stepsons, Anthony and Michael Ridgeway, both of Cheswold; two stepdaughters, Dolores Marie Ridgeway of Dover and Lillian Ridgeway, of Hartly; three brothers, William Seeney, Donald Seeney and Wilson Earl Seeney, all of Dover; five sisters, Marie Hand of Magnolia, Dorothy Mosley of Cheswold, Edith Ridgeway of Townsend, Leanna Nuce of Florida, and Margaret Joan Daniels of Dover; an uncle, Leroy Durham of Dover; an aunt, Gladys Morris of Dover; three granddaughters, 10 step grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, including three special friends, Charles Coker, Junior Tigner, and Walt Nelson, all of Dover.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Central Baptist Church, Center Church Road, Dover. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Reed and Bradford Streets, Dover. Burial will be in the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold.
Walter Walt Seeney 1940-2012
21 Aug 12
Walter Forrest "Walt" Seeney, 72, of
Rose Bowl Road, Dove>, passed away Saturday August 18, 2012 at KGH Bay Health Dover.
He was born on May 21, 1940 in
Cheswol>,to the late Forrest and Lola Ridgeway Seeney. DE
Mr. Seeney attended
. Mr. Seeney worked in maintenance at the City of Dove> for 24 years and at Immanuel Union Methodist Church for 15 years. He was manager and coach at Dover Little League for 15 years. Walt loved to work in his yard and garden. He shared his vegetables with family and friends alike. His wood carvings have traveled all over the country. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a die hard Phillies fan, and never missed watching a game. He is preceded in death by his sister Arbana Birdella Ridgeway. Kent County
He is survived by his Wife of 46 years, Mary Emma Seeney of
Dove>,. Son and his wife, Richard J. and Jennifer Seeney of DE Covingto>,Son and his wife, Mark D. and Cathleen Seeney of KY. Dove>,. Brother, A. Gerald "Gerry" Seeney of DE Dalla>,. Brother, Richard H Seeney of TX Dove>,. Brother and his wife, Anthony M. and Wanda Seeney of DE Dove>,. Sister, Sarah E. Seeney of DE Milfor>,. Sister, Janice M. Seeney of DE Dove>,. Sister and her husband, Nancy J. and Eric Bryant of Mesa, AZ. Sister, Karen E. Seeney of DE Blackwoo>,. Mother & Father in law, Alta and Jack Worley of NJ Cheswol>,. God Daughter, Wendy Seeney of DE Dove>,. Sister in Law and her husband, Kandyand Rick Bundy of DE Little Rock,. Sister in Law, Dorothy Worley of AK Lindenwoo>,. Sister in Law, NJ Frances"Dovie" Worley of Dove>,. Brother in Law, Doyle Worley of DE Dove>,. grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Gerald, Tabitha, and Andrew Seeney. DE
Remembrance Services will be held Friday 08/24/2012 1 PM at
Immanuel Union United Methodist Churchin Cheswol>, DEBurial will be at the . Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery
Friends may also call Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM at the
in Cheswold. Immanuel Union United Methodist Church
The family request that memorial contributions be given to
. Funeral Home: Trader Funeral Home, Immanuel Union United Methodist Church 12 Lotus St., Dove>, DE 19901. 302-734-4620 http://www.traderfh.com. Letters of condolences may be sent to www.delmarvaobits.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilson Earl Seeney Jr. 1960-2015
6 Feb 2015
Wilson Earl Seeney Jr. of Dover passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015. He was 54. Mr. Seeney was born February 12, 1960 in Dover, Delaware to Wilson Seeney, Sr. and Beatrice Ridgeway Seeney.
He worked for Voshell Brothers Contracting in various construction trades. He enjoyed fishing, football, baseball, softball, watching old TV shows especially westerns, his biggest enjoyment came by spending time with his grandchildren.
Wilson is survived by his parents Wilson and Beatrice Seeney of Dover; son, Wilson Seeney, III; daughter, Jessica Seeney both of Dover; brother, Don Seeney and his wife Eileen of Dover; sisters, Michelle Seeney and and Tammy Seeney of Dover; grandchildren, Jerchai Brown, Terrence Parker, Denasia, London and Mariah Seeney; and his companion, Jackie Johnson of Dover.
Funeral services will be held 12PM, Monday, February 9, 2015 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be in Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold.
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