Raymond Seeley

Male 1930 - 2015  (84 years)


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  • Name Raymond Seeley  [1, 2, 3
    Born 10 Feb 1930  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Feb 2015  [1
    Age 84 years 
    Buried Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Gideon Seeley,   b. 13 Dec 1740, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1763, Huntington, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  (5 x Great Grandfather) 
    Rosemary J. Morey  (Mother) 
    Person ID I16565  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Raymond W. Seeley, Jr,   b. Abt 1905, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1953, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Other Partners: Norma Kinn  
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rosemary J. Morey 
    Relationship natural 
    Notes 
    • Seeley - Morey Double Ring Rites Performed

      Assumption Church was the setting recently for the marriage of Miss Rosemary J. Morey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Morey, East Syracuse, and Raymond W. Seeley, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Seeley, 226 Cleveland av. The Rev. Cuthbert Dittmeler performed the double ring ceremony.

      The bride wore a Chantilly lace ballerina length gown over white satin. Her coronet of rhinestones and seed pearls held in place her should length veil. She carried a spray of orchids and gardenias on a mother-of-pearl prayer book.

      Miss Marilyn Edgar was maid of honor. She wore an ice blue lace ballerina gown with matching headpiece and carried yellow roses. Jerome R. Seeley was best man.

      Dinner and a reception followed in the home of the bride’s parents before the couple left on a trip to New York City. They will reside at 228 Cleveland av.

      Published in the Syracuse Herald Journal, (Syracuse , NY) Thursday April 26, 1951 page 30

      [Raymond W. Jr. is great-great-grandson of SGS #2905 - Raymond W. Jr.; Raymond W.; Raymond; Alonzo M.; Orris (#2905); Lemuel (#1180); Lemuel; Gideon; Joseph; John; Nathaniel; Robert]
    Family ID F5710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nina C. Kina 
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 
    Family ID F5716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Syracuse Post Standard from February 13 to February 15, 2015
      Raymond W. Seeley Jr.

      Ray Seeley, a lifelong resident of Syracuse, passed away moments before his 85th birthday surrounded by angels. Ray was a graduate of Assumption School.

      He served our country as a Corporal in the Army and was a Korean War veteran. He spent 19 months in Germany as a military police officer. Following his honorable discharge, he became a Syracuse police officer. At this time, he met Dee, the love of his life and married her on January 1, 1957. They just celebrated their 58th anniversary. He retired after 38 years with S&H Wholesale Corporation and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

      Along with his wife, Dee (Delores Degan) he leaves behind three children, Ron (Nancy Goldacker) Seeley, Dawn (Harry) Demperio and Dan (Teresa) Seeley. He was affectionately known as "Papa" to his seven grandchildren, Jessica, Nicole, Brianna, Olivia, Anna, Luke and Nicholas. He was blessed with three great-grandchildren, Brooke, Ava and Trevor. He is also survived by his loving sister, Norma "Moe" Kemmet and brother-in-law, Richard "Dick" Kemmet, several nephews and a niece.

      Ray was predeceased by a granddaughter, Danielle; his sister, Pat Gaffey and recently, his brother, Jerry Seeley.

      Ray loved baseball, especially the "New York Yankees". He stated how he would miss Derek Jeter as a true captain who represented the Yankees with class and integrity. Ray's love of the game benefited his own neighborhood. He was the president of the Valley Little League and Valley Babe Ruth five years and loved every moment. Ray was responsible for the rebuilding of the refreshment stand after a fire destroyed it. It was later named for him. He also started the Valley Lassies Softball Team for his daughter and other girls who wanted to join.

      Ray touched many lives and was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

      Special thanks for the care and compassion he received from Dr. Kirshner and others at Hematology Oncology Associates, the 4th floor nurses at Crouse Hospital and the team at Iroquois Nursing Home.

      Ray's family celebrated his life during a private ceremony on Friday followed by a burial at Veteran's Cemetery.

      Donations in Ray's honor may be made to the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, One Children's Circle, Syracuse, NY 13210 or ONLINE www.upstate.edu/gch/kids/childlife/donations.php

      Date of Death: February 9, 2015

      Funeral Home
      Hollis Funeral Home

      Published in Syracuse Post Standard from February 13 to February 15, 2015

      [Great-great-grandson of SGS # 2905 - Raymond W. Jr.; Raymond W.; Raymond; Alonzo M.; Orris (# 2905); Lemuel (# 1180); Lemuel; Gideon; Joseph; John; Nathaniel; Robert]

  • Sources 
    1. [S755] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    2. [S756] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Syracuse, Onondaga, New York; Roll: T627_2853; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 66-42.

    3. [S852] U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).