Robert ""Eric"" Seaholm, 75, of Kingman, Ariz., passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at home with his family by his side.
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Born March 18, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Eric and Lillian Seaholm. He was a graduate of Natick High School and the Massachusetts Police Academy.
Before starting his career in law enforcement, Eric started his journey into music with his own band, playing the local scene, as well as accompanying Xavier Cougat in the early 1950s.
Eric's law enforcement career started as an officer for the Natick Police Department, and ended with his retirement from the Deerfield Massachusetts Police Department. He was also employed by the University of Massachusetts Physical Plant in the Elevator Department. After retiring, Eric and his wife settled to Arizona.
While living in Massachusetts, Eric was a member of the local chapter of the Blue Knights, and when he relocated to Arizona, he became an active member of the Kingman Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 16.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jeanette Seaholm of Kingman; daughter, Robin Gegg of McKinney, Texas; sons, Rogers Seaholm of Las Vegas, NV, Edward MacGray of Erving, MA, and Eric Seaholm of Kingman, AZ. He also leaves behind his sister, Barbara Wildman of Syracuse, NY; brother, Eric and his wife Jane Seaholm of Hopkinton, MA, and brother, Nels Seaholm of Syracuse, NY. He is also survived by his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Frederick E. MacGray IV of Nashua, NH.
A Memorial Service will be held on Aug. 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield, MA. A reception will immediately follow at Holy Family Parish Center, 29 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield, MA.
Expressions of Sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.
Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street South Deerfield, MA 01373
Published in The Recorder on July 31, 2014