1939 - 2014
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SEASHORE, JOHN HAROLD, M.D. John Harold Seashore, M.D., 75, of New Haven, passed away at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Friday, December 5, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 50 years to Margretta Reed Seashore. Born in Springfield, MA June 18, 1939, he was the son of the late Harold G. and Ruby E. Idstrom Seashore. He is survived by his children; sons Robert Harold Seashore, of New Haven, and Carl John Seashore (Rebecca Fry), of Chapel Hill, NC, and daughter Carolyn (Ryan) Seashore England, of Denver, CO. He also leaves behind his sister, Anne Carolyn Drewry, of Tampa, FL, and three grandchildren; Luke, Jacob, and Catherine Seashore. After graduating from White Plains High School in 1957, he graduated from Yale College, and later Yale Medical School, graduating in 1965. He served internships and residencies at Yale New Haven Hospital, during which he worked at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti. After his residency, he went on to specialty training in Pediatric Surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He was a faculty member at both the University of Florida and Yale University, retiring from the Dept. of Surgery, section of Pediatric Surgery, at Yale University in June 2004. He was honored by the Department of Pediatrics at Yale with the Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award and presented with a Distinguished Service Award in honor of 31 years of dedication to Yale Surgery by the Department of Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. John was a proud veteran of the US Army Reserves, having served in the Medical Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Church of the Redeemer in New Haven, where he sang in the choir and served as the Church Treasurer. He was devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren and enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking, the Metropolitan Opera, and spending time with all of his family. A memorial service will be held at Church of the Redeemer, 185 Cold Spring St., New Haven, CT on Friday, December 26 at 2 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York St., New Haven, CT 06510, or made online at or to Church of the Redeemer. BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave,. Hamden in charge of arrangements. For more information, please see:

Published by The New Haven Register from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2014.
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To the seashore family I had no idea doctor seashore passed away I would like to tell you he saved my son's life and for that I will forever grateful was such a kind man God-bless him rest in peace doctor seashore you were the best.
Cindy Samatoski
February 24, 2021
Dear Gretta,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You & your family will be in my prayers.
Sue Oliver
December 23, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
December 23, 2014
We extend our sympathy to the Seashore family. Dr. Seashore was our daughter's surgeon for many years. She is now 26 and a speech & language pathologist. Besides being a talented surgeon, Dr. Seashore was a kind, caring man who helped us through many trying moments as parents of a child with complex medical issues. We will always remember him with gratitude.
Jennifer & Blake Titrud, Fairfield, CT
December 20, 2014
Dear Gretta,
Please know you are in my prayers each day. Grief is so difficult especially during the holidays. May the comfort of family and friends help see you through.
Ann Yost
December 19, 2014
To the Seashore family: I pray a huge blessing over your family. In 1987 Dr. Seashore operated on my daughter when she was just 3 days old. She is now 28 years old with a child of her own. Our family is so thankful for Dr. Seashore's God given talent. The Lord used him well. My deepest Sympathy.
Cynthia Ratcliff
December 18, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Seashore family. In 1987 Dr. Seashore performed emergency surgery on me that saved my life, I was only a few days old and wouldn't have made it if it wasn't for him and his amazing work. I am forever grateful.
Brittany Carew
December 18, 2014
God Bless You
Sherrie Herbert-Oliver
December 17, 2014
Dear Seashore family, please accept our condolences. Dr. Seashore was a wonderful Doctor who operated on my daughter in 1982, when she was 2 or 3 days old. The quality of life my daughter has is due to him. We are very sorry for your loss, God Bless your Family.
Sherrie Herbert-Oliver
December 17, 2014
dear Seashore family: please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your loved one. I worked in the department of surgery/transplant and remember Dr.Seashore fondly. He was a wonderful human being and will be missed.
Lorraine F. Roseman
December 17, 2014
Dear Greta, Bob, Carl and Carolyn,
I join John's countless friends and colleagues in mourning the passing of this great and gentle man. It was my honor to work with him for so many years and later to sing with him on Christmas Eves at Redeemer. He was a splendid physician and teacher, a dedicated husband and father, and a trusted colleague. May you find comfort in fond memories of this wonderful man.
Donald Kohn
December 16, 2014
I will always love you and remember that you mean everything to me. It was 50 wonderful years. Love Greta
Greta Seashore
December 15, 2014
Dear Greta, Bob, Carl and Carolyn,
Our hearts break for your loss. John was one of the kindest, most gracious men we have ever met. He never complained, and always graced the world with that boyish smile. What can we say? The world was a better place because John Seashore was in it, and he will be missed terribly.
Sharon and Dan Prober
December 15, 2014
Although it's been many years since we worked together I will always remember the excellent and kind care provided to the many pediatric clients and their families by both Doctors Seashore. Please accept my condolence on your loss.
Tony Mascia
Former Head Nurse Hunter 4, Y-NHH
Tony Mascia
December 15, 2014
I miss you Dad
Bob Seashore
December 14, 2014
Dear Greta and Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of John. We are thinking of you. Robert and Arlene Greenstein.
December 14, 2014
Very sorry to here of the passing of your husband. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Katherine Rogers
December 14, 2014
Dear Gretta and family - we were very distressed to hear of John's passing. He was one of the most gentle and supportive people that we have ever known. We fondly remember our trip to San Juan Puerto Rico for the nutrition symposium and many events before and after that. Our hearts, our condolences, our prayers and love are with you.

Rosemarie & John Fisher
December 13, 2014
Dr. Seashore
So sad to hear of the passing of your dear husband. He was always very gracious. May the Lord comfort you especially at this time.
Carol Walker Chemistry ret.
Carol Walker
December 13, 2014
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