Obituary of Duane Merrill Seaburg
Oakfield - Duane Merrill Seaburg, of Oakfield, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the New York State Veteran’s Nursing Home in Batavia.
Mr. Seaburg was born October 5, 1928 in Batavia, the son of the late Everett and Mildred Merrill Seaburg.
His wife, Rita Jane Goodman Seaburg, passed away on August 6, 2017. The two were married on June 7, 1952 in Batavia.
He is survived by his daughters, Michele (Thomas) Graham of Oakfield and Marcella (Jeff) Brackett of Webster; four granddaughters, Erin Graham of Longview, Texas and Elizabeth, Emily and Erica Brackett of Webster; two great-grandchildren, Hadley and Harper; and nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his son, Mark Seaburg, who passed away on April 4, 2009 and his sister, Joyce Hutchinson.
Mr. Seaburg was employed as a draftsman and designer for General Electric in Brockport, Shop Vac while living in Pennsylvania, Fisher Price in East Aurora and at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo where he worked as a tool designer. A graduate of Alfred State, he proudly served his country with the United States Navy.
As a member of the Oakfield Fire Department, he served as past chief and past president. He was instrumental in establishing bingo for the fire department and the ambulance service. Duane was a former Oakfield Village Trustee, and he was a past deputy fire coordinator for Genesee County. An avid golfer, he was a member and ranger at Batavia Country Club. Mr. Seaburg also participated in the Senior Olympics for the VA in golf.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, where services will immediately follow visitation at 3 p.m. Burial, with military honors will be held in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Duane’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4955 North Bailey Avenue, #217, Amherst, NY 14226.