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Richard Chandler Seamans


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Richard Chandler Seamans, 73

Richard Chandler Seamans, 73, of Rolling Hills Estates, CA passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015 while pursuing his greatest passion (after skiing), hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Yosemite National Park.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd, at Rolling Hills Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates.

Richard was born November 5, 1941 in Pittsburgh, PA to Frank L. "Zeke" Seamans and Mary Jane Chandler Seamans. He graduated from Mount Lebanon High School in 1959, and from Yale University in 1963. He earned his law degree in 1966 at Harvard Law School.

On June 13, 1964 he married his high school sweetheart, Susan White Seamans, also originally of Mount Lebanon, and Mount Lebanon High School where they met and first dated in 1958. Suzy served as a city council member and mayor in Rolling Hills Estates.

Richard practiced law for Rockwell International and The Boeing Company for over 30 years. He retired in 2001 and spent the last 14 years actively enjoying life. He was an avid skier and hiker in the Mammoth Lakes area, and played tennis frequently. In the past several years he became an aspiring photographer, capturing the scenic landscapes of his hikes and the many destinations to which he traveled with his wife. He recently received an award for one of his photographs.

Richard is survived by his wife, Susan White Seamans of Rolling Hills Estates; his two children, Pamela Seamans Feldman and her husband Ben of Chapel Hill, NC; and Andrew White Seamans and his wife Marcia Brooks of Durham NC; four grandchildren, Maxwell Richard Feldman (17), Amanda Sarah Feldman (15), Ezekiel "Zeke" Brooks Seamans (18), and Lucy Brooks Seamans (14). He is also survived by his sister Barbara S. Cummings of Marenisco, MI, and two nieces, Caryllon Huggins and Tiffany Cummings.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Richard's honor to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC), PO Box 3427, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 1, 2015
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