Bruce John Seaburg
Bruce John Seaburg (the Viking) passed away in his home surrounded by family on January 7,2019.
This journey has ended - and a new one to begin.
Bruce was born in Mt. Vernon, NY on June 25, 1935, son of Harold Ernest Seaburg and Gertrude Lundquist Seaburg. As a toddler, they moved to Fairfield, CT. He graduated co-valedictorian from Rodger Ludlowe High School in 1953. Salem Lutheran Church in Bridgeport became a very important part of his life. He graduated from Upsala College in 1957 where he was in the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity, a national service fraternity. This theme of service became an important part of his career and life. Bruce spent countless hours coaching baseball, as a band parent, playing tennis, cheering on his Dodgers, camping, fishing, cutting the lawn on his John Deere, cruising the lake in the Whaler, reading and relaxing by the lake with their dog Spirit.
He was the chairman of the blood program for the American Red Cross having donating over 18 gallons of blood throughout his lifetime. After college, he served in the U.S. Army, Special Intelligence Agent in Europe from 1957 - 1960. He worked for Southern New England Telephone Company from 1962 - 1991 as a district manager. After retiring he moved to Vermont where he continued his service by volunteering at the Maritime Museum in Vergennes, VT, eventually becoming an employee as operations manager and volunteer coordinator.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janet Schnable Seaburg, his children Kristin S. Laberge and her husband Jim of Ferrisburgh, VT, son Kyle B. Seaburg and wife Sara of Stratford, CT and four grandchildren Madison and Katelyn (Kristin and Jim) and Braydon and Logan (Kyle and Sara). He is also survived by extended family members from California to Maine and overseas to Sweden. A celebration of his life will be held at the "Cottage" on the lake Saturday, June 29, 2019. Friends and family are welcome to come and honor Bruce, Lovey, Dad, Pops, Poppy and Gee (details to follow).
Donations can be made to the Addison County Home, Health & Hospice who made this last journey one of dignity, comfort and support in his own home (special thanks to Lana, Jane, Sara and Diana) http://www.achhh.org/ or Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, https://www.lcmm.org/
Published by Connecticut Post on Jan. 17, 2019.