James William Seydell

  • Born: October 19, 1943
  • Died: May 14, 2019
  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware

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122 W. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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James William Seydell, age 75, of Wilmington, DE passed away May 14, 2019. He was born on October 19, 1943 in Wilmington, DE to the late Walter and Pearl Seydell.

James was a computer technician with the Delaware State Police, where he dedicated 42 years of his professional career. He was a member of Ogletown Baptist Church and a former member of Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company. James loved making jewelry boxes as a hobby, which he enjoyed gifting to family and friends.

James is survived by his wife of 49 years, Connie Seydell of Wilmington, DE; 1 nephew; 3 nieces; 3 great nephews; 5 great nieces; and 3 very close cousins. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Paula Newcomb; brother-in-law, Gary L. Smith; and aunt, Lynne Seydell.

A celebration of James William Seydell's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Ogletown Baptist Church, 316 Red Mill Road, Newark, DE 19713. Family and friends are called to visit beginning at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow the service at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, 525 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE 19711. Contributions may be made to the "Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware," and sent in care of R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Connie & Family,
I'm saddened to hear of Jim's passing but I know he is in a good place and at peace. Your husband and I worked together, first as dispatchers and later when I was a trooper being dispatched to complaints by Jim. He was always a dedicated, caring person who will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Skip Homiak (retired DSP)

Posted by Skip Homiak - Wilmington, DE - coworker   May 23, 2019

Dearest Connie, I am very sorry to hear about Jim. Your family is always in my heart. Many prayers and much love. Patty Harkins Mast

Posted by A friend   May 21, 2019

Connie, my deepest condolences to you, Jim was such a soft spoken man, but always with a nod & a smile. I pray for God's loving arms around you as you mourn this great loss in your life

Posted by Jerry Boyer    May 20, 2019

During my service with the Delaware State Police I worked with many exceptional people. Two of the most dedicated and impressive individuals serving the citizens of Delaware were Jim (Flea) and his father, Walt. Jim was a talented Dispatcher/Computer Specialist and Walt was an excellent mechanic.
Jim was always there to help others. I will never forget Jim commanding his Sea (Flea) Scouts when they gathered at Troop 6.
He had a positive effect on many young kids in their formative years. He can never be replaced and will always be remembered.

Posted by Kevin McDerby - Newark, DE - Coworker   May 18, 2019

Our condolences to your family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this difficult time.
John 11:24, 25

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2019


Connie, I was saddened to read about your husband's passing. My sympathies are with you and your family. Kathy Mancari

Posted by Kathy Mancari - Middletown, DE - Friend   May 18, 2019

Dear Connie, I pray for your comfort and I mourn with you.

Posted by Vint Bossert - NEWARK, DE   May 18, 2019

When I started my career with DSP, James AKA "Flea", was one of the first voices I heard on the radio. His had a soothing yet professional tone. He had a way of not getting excited about a stressed complaint and that helped in our response. I used to see Jim at D&D and chat with him about our retirement. I will honestly miss him, please except my sincere condolences... John Rolfe retired DSP

Posted by John Rolfe Rolfe - Wilmington, DE, DE - Coworker   May 18, 2019

Prayers,comfort and peace to you and your family. Jim was a kind and godly man.

Posted by Kelli Dewberry - Newark, DE - Acquaintance   May 17, 2019

We were so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. He also had a smile and hello when we saw him. He will be missed. Linda and George Middleton

Posted by Linda/George Middleton - Newark, DE - Friend   May 17, 2019

Connie, it's 12:20 pm & I just found out about Jim's death. I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you. It's so hard. God bless. Love, Judy French

Posted by Judy French - Wilmington, DE - Friend   May 16, 2019