Obituary: Donald H. Seymour, formerly of Ridgefield

Donald H. Seymour of Newtown, CT (formerly of Ridgefield) passed away on September 16th at the Laurel Ridge Health Care Center in Ridgefield, CT at the age of 85 from complications of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Dr. Iris Cook Seymour; sons, Jeffrey, Christopher and Paul, step-daughters; Christine Grenell and Marjorie Kenney, eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and sisters; Nonnie Couvert and Marcia Hanson and many family members; nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins.

A graduate of Scarsdale, NY High School and Williams College class of 1955, where he was a member of the singing group, the “Williams Octet.” He served in the United States Air Force, as a pilot of F-86 fighter jets for the NORAD defense system.

In 1965, he opened his automobile dealership “Seymour Chevrolet” in Greenwich, CT which he ran until 1981. From 1976 to 2006, he was a resident of Ridgefield, CT. When he moved to Newtown, CT he was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, FISH and Kevin’s Community Center. His second career was his tax practice which he maintained until 2016. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sandy Hook where a “Celebration of Life” service will be held on Saturday, November 10th at 11:00 am followed by a luncheon at the church to which everyone is invited.

An enthusiastic hiker and sailor, he enjoyed many boating excursions and a number of world travels. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Donations in his honor may be made to the Westchester Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund at 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595 or the United Methodist Church in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.