SEALY-Palmer, Jr., passed away on June 2, 2005 after a courageous four year battle with cancer at his home in Brookville, NY. He was 69 years old. Palmer was a loving and dedicated husband to Polly his wife of 42 years; to his children Chip, Dave and Jeff; to his daughters in law Sheila, Sarah and Cindy and his grandchildren Palmer, Regan, Matthew, Charlie, Clay JP, Lucas, James and Sam. Palmer would certainly describe his family as the crowning achievement in what was a very rich life. Palmer worked as a commercial real estate broker for over 30 years, as a result of his successes as a promotional broker the Uris Buildings Corporation asked the Cross and Brown Company to name him and his partner David Hoffman as rental agents for 300 and 320 Park Ave. Over the years he would serve in that capacity for many buildings, including 3, 90, 200, 300, 320 and 410 Park Ave. alone. Many of the fortune 500 companies found their headquarters offices through his efforts, the likes of which included; National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and International paper. Palmer was Executive Vice President and served on the Board of Directors for the Cross and Brown Company. Later in his career, he was also a founding member of Sealy, Hoffman & Sheehan, Inc. Palmer graduated from the Millbrook School in 1954 and Brown University in 1958, where he received a BA in history, beginning what would be a lifetime passion for US History. He toured civil war battle sites with friends and explored his genealogy which dated back to Walter Palmer, settler of Stonington, CT in 1652. Following Brown, Palmer served his country as a 1st Lietenant in the United States Marine Corps for two tears. Palmer also pursued a lifelong passion for tennis, something passed to him from his father Palmer Sealy, Sr., a USTA doubles finalist. He ran the West Side Tennis Club junior program during the 1960's, introducing many young promising players to the game. Most notably, Vitas Geralitis who later went on to win the Australian Open. A memorial service will be held 11 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2004 at the Brookville Reformed Church, Brookville, NY. Further information, Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family wished all donations go to the Camp Joslin Scholarship Fund, Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.
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for aproximately half a century, palmer sealy jr. has been a best friend of my family. i can honestly say without equivocation, that palmer was one of those noble souls most people rarely encounter. his gentility, compassion and humor have enriched my life, and i feel honored and privileged to have known him. my heart goes out to his beautiful wife polly and their wonderful children.