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Samuel Seymour

Samuel Seymour Jr.

Sunday, May 4th, 1919 - Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Samuel “Sam” Seymour, 100, of Norwich, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Valley View Manor Nursing Home.

Born on May 4, 1919, in Peekskill, NY, Sam was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Horton) Seymour. He grew up and went to school in Cold Spring, NY, then began work in a nearby stone quarry. In 1942, Sam enlisted with the U.S. Army and served during WWII in the European theater, including his involvement at Omaha Beach and the liberation of France. He also saw the deplorable aftermath of the concentration camps. Sam was also a recipient of the Purple Heart. After the German surrender in 1945, Sam was honorably discharged.

After the war, Sam worked odd jobs until he found work at Camp Smith, in Peekskill, working on heavy machinery of the National Guard unit there. He earned a diesel engine repair degree and became a motorpool master sergeant. Sam also earned his GED. His brilliant blue eyes led him to be known as “Sergeant Blue Eyes.” Sam also served in the Army National Guard for many, many years after the war and loved to bring his kids to Camp Smith and let them play on the large Army vehicles. Sam was also an avid outdoorsman, and taught his kids to appreciate the outdoors, too. He enjoyed fly fishing at Livingston Manor, hunting, and boating. He was fond of taking his kids on his Boston Whaler along Chenango Lake and water-skiing there. He was a talented wood-worker, and had a wood-working shop at his home. He also loved to ride motorcyles and rode dirt bikes up to the age of 65.

On November 15, 1958, in Pleasant Valley, NY, Sam married Evelyn Gaudinier, who survives. In addition to his wife, Sam is survived by his children, Sandra Patterson, of Norwich, Kurt Seymour, and Dan (Gail) Seymour, each of New Berlin; grandchildren Darren, Jason, Rachael, Sheri, Jennifer, Nicole, Eric, Jessica, Joshua, and Erin; great-grandchildren, Jon, Alicia, Phil, Kaleb, Jay, Danielle, Lexi, Shannon, Matthew, Gregory, Jenny, Sarah, Leah, Lilly. Vincent, Oliver, and Preston; and great-great-grandchildren, Blake, Alexandria, Julianna, and Yuriy.

Friends and family are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, where guests are encouraged to share memories of Sam.

Contributions in Sam’s memory may be made to the American Legion Post 189, 29 Sheldon Street, Norwich, NY 13815.
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Rachael Laundry

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Thanks to this man, I know how to fix brakes, operate a drill press and identify trees by the bark. I was truly lucky to have known you for so long
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My memories are numerous he welcomed me in to his home and treated me as his own. love you Sam enjoy the next journey
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607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
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Norwich, NY 13815
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607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com