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Thomas J. Seelig, Jr.

AGE: 78 • Wilmington

Passed away peacefully at home on February 2, 2016.

A lifelong resident of Wilmington, Tom was the son of the late Thomas J. "Butch" Seelig Sr. and Mary (Tigani) Seelig. Tom was a 1954 graduate of Salesianum High School and later earned an Associate's Degree from the University of Delaware. He had a 38 year career with the Bank of Delaware/PNC, retiring in 1994.

Tom was a devoted member of St. John the Beloved Parish, where he served as a board member on the St. Vincent de Paul Society and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a past President of the Irish Culture Club of Delaware and was an A.S.A. softball umpire in New Castle County for many years. He was active in the Rotary Club for most of his working years. Tom earned the rank of Corporal while serving in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Tom was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Lu (Connolly) Seelig in December 2015, and granddaughter, Lauren Seelig, in 2014. He will be dearly missed by his 4 sons; Timothy (Judy) Seelig of Newark, DE, Christopher Seelig of Wilmington, DE, Thomas "Simon" (Linda) Seelig of Ramstein, Germany, and Michael (Jacqui) Seelig of Hillsborough, NJ. Additionally Tom is survived by 3 sisters: Maureen (Lawrence) Rizzo, Jackie Carey, and Louise "Weezie" (Henry) Simpson. Tom is also survived by 8 grandchildren: Ryan, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Caroline, Kellie, Oliver, Charlie, and Allison.

Tom was a beach enthusiast and enjoyed spending time at his summer place in Long Neck, DE. He loved the seafood feasts that he and Mary Lu would partake in on their regular trips to the Maine coastline. He was an avid fan of all sports, especially Delaware and Salesianum football. He seldom missed a game in which one of his kids played. More than anything Tom was a dedicated family man who sacrificed often in order to benefit his children and grandkids. His kids will always treasure his unconditional love and support.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Friday, February 5th between 6 and 8 PM at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on 10 AM on Saturday morning at the church. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. John the Beloved, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. MealeyFuneral (302) 652-5913

Published in The News Journal from Feb. 3 to Feb. 5, 2016
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