NEWPORT NEWS - Lt. Col. John David Sealey, Jr., USAF Retired, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013 with his family by his side. John was a lifetime Newport News resident. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Defense Communications Officer and received the Bronze Star and several other commendations for his service during the Vietnam War. John was a member of the Rotary Club of Oyster Point where he received the Rotarian of the Year award, and was an Eagle Scout. John will be missed and remembered for his great love of family and dedication to his community and country. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Jane Sealey; his daughter, Sylvia Hodges, and her husband, Clark, of Ft. Pierce, FL; his son, John Dee Sealey, of Bealeton; one granddaughter, Kaitlin Via; and a loved extended family. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 PM Monday, June 17, 2013 at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clarence Hilling officiating. Entombment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Condolences may be left at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com. Memorial donations may be made to the Oyster Point Rotary Foundation, designation Bike Fund, c/o 725 Middle Ground Blvd., Suite 200, Newport News, VA 23606.
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Published in Daily Press on June 16, 2013
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