Richard Chandler Seamans
1941 - 2015
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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

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Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 1, 2015.
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October 6, 2015
Please accept my condolences, Suzy. Every interaction I had with Dick, whether back during your time on the library board, the RHE City Council or since, always included a wry comment or a friendly smile. His light touches of humor and kindness will be missed but not forgotten.
Mike Kilroy
October 5, 2015
We send our deepest sympathy to the whole family in the passing of Richard Seasmans, a fine gentleman, family man, community leader, and supporter of the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band. He is at peace now with the beauty of nature, which he so loved.

Jim and Julia Heard
October 5, 2015
Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time. (Psalm 18:2) ~ Nicky
October 3, 2015
Dear Andy & Marcia and Pam & Ben -

We are thinking of you and your loved ones at this time. We are sorry to hear the news and our prayers are with you and your family.

david & bibiana
David Speroni
October 2, 2015
Andy, Marcia, Lucy, Zeke- we are thinking of ;you today as you celebrate your father/father in law/grand dad. Lots of hugs to you all. He died doing what he loved which is a blessing indeed but doesn't make it any easier. Sending love your way. Sarah, Mick and Sam
October 1, 2015
Dear Suzy,
You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. You and your husband have been inspirational figures to me throughout the years as member of the PV band, and models of lives generously lived.
Roger Lux
October 1, 2015
Mr. Seamans was always kind, friendly and welcoming to me. My memories are from babysitting Pam and Andy, to having Dick and Suzy at my wedding. I am happy that I ran into him at an event recently and we were able to catch up on each others lives. It is sad, and yet fitting that he left this world surrounded by the beauty of nature. We wish you peace and happy memories. ~ D.J. & Kaaren (McConaughy) Lee
October 1, 2015
Great memories of a wonderful man will always be with us and never forgotten. We are so sorry for your loss. Larry, Scott and Brent Launer
October 1, 2015

We are so sorry for your loss. Dick was a wonderful person; we are going to miss him.
Our condolences go to you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Howard & Dale
October 1, 2015
Suzy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of this sudden loss.
Thinking of you with love and compassion.
Alison Davis
October 1, 2015
Deepest sympathy from Veva Siegel. wife
of Jack Siegel (deceased).
October 1, 2015
Pam and family - what a wonderful snapshot of the great man's life. I am so sorry for the pain you are going through. Much Love!
Mary Gillett
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