Thomas J. Seaton, Jr. ’45

Thomas J. Seaton, Jr. ’45 died January 2, 2014, in Moosup, Conn. He was born on August 5, 1922, on Fishers Island, N.Y., and prepared for college at Plainfield High School and Suffield Academy. He attended Bowdoin from 1941 to 1942, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. In 1944, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces and served to second lieutenant as a pilot and aerial gunnery instructor during World War II. He graduated from Centre College, Kentucky, in 1949, and completed his education at Columbia University, earning a master’s degree in library science in 1953. In 1954, he was posted to the Department of Defense School System in England, where he served as a high school librarian until 1985. In 1990, he returned to the United States. He taught adults to read as a literacy volunteer. He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Marguerite Parks Seaton; daughter Jean Seaton Keleher; sons Thomas J. Seaton III and Edward A. Seaton; five grandchildren; and sisters Evelyn Seaton Treiber and Jean Seaton Rosane.