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The Rev. Seymour St. John

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94, headmaster of The Choate School (now Choate-Rosemary Hall) from 1947 to 1973, died Monday (April 17, 2006) in Hobe Sound, Florida. His father, George C. St. John, was Choate's headmaster, and he grew up on campus. After graduating cum laude from Choate in 1931, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale in 1935 and returned to Choate to teach French. He was ordained an Episcopal minister in 1942. During World War II, he served in the Navy. After the war, he earned a master's degree from Columbia mid succeeded his father as Choate headmaster. He was the former President of the Headmaster's Association. He was instrumental in moving the girls school Rosemary Hall from Greenwich., CT, back to Wallingford, where it had been founded. His first wife, Margaret Spencer St. John, predeceased him. He leaves his wife, Marie "Mazie" St. John; a son, Gordon St. John, of Livonia, MI; a daughter, Margaret St. John of Tucson, AZ; five grandchildren, Mrs. Wendy St. John of San Diego, CA; Mr. Gordon Webb St. John of Strafford, PA, Mrs. Christopher Amorello of Concord, MA, Mr. Koren Eloul of Tucson, AZ and Ms. Liyam Eloul of Tucson, AZ and nine great grandchildren. Seymour St. John was a member of: The Jupiter Island Club, The Hobe Sound Yacht Club, The Century Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Weekapaug Yacht Club and Weekapaug Tennis Club. He attended Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. Memorial contributions may go to: Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation, 4 Wawaloam Road, Weekapaug, R.I. 02891; Choate School Seymour St. John Chapel Fund, 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT 06492; or Christ Memorial Chapel, Jupiter Island, FL 33455. A service will take place at Choate-Rosemary Hall on Saturday, May 20th at 11 a.m., a service at Weekapaug Chapel, Weekapaug, R.I. on Saturday, June 24th, 2006 at 11 am., and a memorial service at Christ Memorial Chapel, Jupiter Island, FL on Saturday, November 25, at 4p.m.
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