Jack Seelye (Maynard Arthur Seelye) ’56 died of stomach cancer on March 21, 2004, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Born on September 9, 1934, in Cornish, he prepared for college at Fryeburg Academy and was graduated from Bowdoin cum laude and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa. He did graduate work in mathematics for two years at Stanford University in California, followed by another year at Columbia University in New York City. He was a programmer/analyst with the Service Bureau Corporation in New York from 1958 to 1967, except for two years of service in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961, attaining the rank of specialist fourth class and receiving the Army’s Commendation Medal. In 1967, he joined the teaching and research staff of the IBM Systems Research Institute. In 1970, he became an advisory programmer with the IBM Corporation in New York City, and, in 1974, he began serving as an advisory programmer with IBM in White Plains, NY. In 1981, he established a one-man consulting firm, Home Run Computers, in New York City, and, in 1994, he moved to Virginia, where he lived in North Garden. Surviving are his life partner, Lee Zimmerman of North Gardens, and three sisters, Deborah Berry of South Portland, Vivian Dustin of Cornish, and Ruth Smith of Phoenix, AZ.