Thomas “Tom” E. Seastrum, 62, of 3 Hazeltine Street, Warren, PA, passed away on January 9, 2017, at the John and Orpha Blair House after a short, but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born on August 26, 1954, to the late Russell H. Seastrum Sr. and Betty Jo (Spencer) Seastrum in Frewsburg, NY. He attended Maple Grove High School. Tom was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Navy as an Aircraft Mechanic from 19721979. Tom would often tell his family and friends stories of his time in the Navy. He was a jack of all trades who could fix almost anything; he owned his own contracting business for many years. Tom enjoyed helping his friends and family with their home projects. Tom married his loving and loyal wife, Deborah (Russell) Seastrum on July 26, 1986. They celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this past year.
He was an avid biker and had much pride in finally owning several Harley Davidson motorcycles. Tom traveled many places with family and friends on his motorcycle, often making those travel plans on a whim. He was able to travel to Sturgis in 2013. In addition to riding his motorcycle, Tom enjoyed hunting, camping, bonfires, playing softball and golf. In his younger days, he was a talented ice skater, roller skater, and water/snow skier. He loved being outdoors and spending time with his children, hosting picnics and making his famous chicken and lasagna. Tom liked to live his life to the fullest; he did not like staying still for too long.
Tom is survived by his wife Deborah “Debbie”, and his children Kenneth (Megan DiMaio) Seastrum of Sinclairville, NY, Tracy (Mickey) Brown of Falconer, NY, Bobbie Jo Seastrum of Jamestown, NY, Terry Hart of Freedom, PA, Danielle Seastrum of Youngsville, PA, and Tamara (Devon Heath) Seastrum of Edinboro, PA and his grandchildren Madisen Seastrum, Kianna Wilson, Brayden Brown, Carter Brown, Nathaniel Paterniti, Anthony Paterniti and Christopher Moxon. Tom was proud of all his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments.
He is also survived by his brother, Russell H. Seastrum Jr. of Broadalbin, NY, and his two sisters, Irene (Bill) Crosby and Jo (Clayton) Nickerson and his sisterinlaw, Sandy Seastrum, all of Jamestown, NY. He has many beloved nieces and nephews, Charissa SeastrumMorris, Leann Seastrum, Jenediah Seastrum, Timothy Huntington, David Huntington, Paula Seastrum, William “Bill” E. Seastrum, Jr., Wendy Ranney, Amber Canniff, and Nicole Nickerson.
Also, he is survived by his father and motherinlaw, Theodore and Charlette Russell of Warren, PA who he loved as his own parents, his brotherinlaw, Ted Russell of Russell, PA, and his nephew, Teddy Russell also of Russell, PA.
In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his brother, William “Bill” E. Seastrum, Sr., and grandmother, Hazel Spencer Williams.
Tom will be missed dearly by his family and friends. He had a booming laugh and was known for always having a good time.
Friends will be received at the First Lutheran Church, 109 W. Third Avenue, Warren, PA, on Saturday, January 14, from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time a memorial service will be held there, with The Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, pastor, officiating. Military honors will be provided by members of the Youngsville American Legion Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Ave., Warren, PA 16365.
The Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. 1003 Penn. Ave. E., Warren, PA, has assisted with arrangements. Econdolences may be sent by visiting www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.