Theodore Seymore Jr.

02/08/2011 5:25 PM |

Theodore Seymore Jr. of Riverhead died Jan. 25 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 66.

He was born June 6, 1944, in Crescent City, Fla., to Mary Smith and Theodore Seymore. His mother took care of him until her death in 2008, when his sister, Delores Seymore of Riverhead, became his primary caretaker.

According to family, he was a loving, peaceful man, always smiling and in good spirits. He looked forward to attending church every week with Delores. Family said he loved to sing, and that his favorite songs were “This Little Light of Mine” and “I’ll Fly Away.”

Mr. Seymore was predeceased by his sister Betty and brother David. In addition to Delores, he is survived by his siblings Mary Ann Trent, Marion and Melvin, all of Riverhead; Ernestine and Herman, both of Coram; Willie Mae, of Ridge; and Jessie Smith of Selden.

A memorial service was led by Pastor Eugene Jefferson on Feb. 1 at Jefferson Temple Church of God in Christ in Cutchogue. Funeral arrangements were handled by Seay Memorial Chapel in Riverhead.



8 Comment

  • I am saddened by the news of Jr’s passing. May God grant the family and friends the peace and comfort needed during this time. Ellie “Moore” Langhorn

  • Keeping and upgrading the Lab on Plum Island makes sense.

    If we can not prevent the Plum Island Lab from being closed,
    at least Plum Island should be converted to a purpose / use
    beneficial to our local community.

    Congressman Tim Bishop can not do it alone.

    This should not be a partisan issue. Why can’t our local Democrats and Republicans join together to fight against the relocation and to work for repurposing Plum Island?

  • yes keep Plum Island running for the money Bishop, how many illnesses,cancers, and birth defects will the people of eastern L.I. have to endure because of this bio-hazard?

  • There go more jobs.

  • I suppose if we re-elect Mr. Bishop over and over we can expect him to become more ineffectual over time?

    This isn’t new. Plum Island has been under the gun during the democratic majorities and Kansas minorites.

    Our representation in congress has drifted to the horizon and disappeared.

  • Why would the idea of Plum Island’s jobs going to Kansas be such a suprise to anyone…especially the Congressman? The North Fork “Winers”, with the help of Rep Bishop, fought tooth-and-nail to keep an upgraded facility from being built at the present site. Manhattan, Kansas welcomed it (along with hundreds of VERY well-paying jobs). We and our NIMBY attitude got exactly what we asked for…300 jobs lost. Please let me know when the next CAVE (Citizens Against Virtually Everything) meeting is. I’d like to voice my displeasure.