- September 25, 1950 - January 22, 2013
- Newark, Delaware
of Dr. Kenneth 's Passing
- IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO THE MS SOCIETY OF DELAWARE C/O THE FUNERAL HOME.
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“I was shocked to hear yesterday that my old friend and colleague Ken had passed away. I was actually receiving Physical Therapy from one of his...Read More »
1 of 50 | Posted by: Lorraine Holton - Oxford, PA
“I was shocked to just learn of Kenny's passing. My sincere sympathy to his wonderful family. He was taken far too soon from this hurting world. ...Read More »
2 of 50 | Posted by: Michelle Cobert - Mt. Ephraim, NJ
“I remember Mr.Seaman fondly as my new PT instructor. What was an overwhelming time, he made easier with his relaxed style and approachable demeanor....Read More »
3 of 50 | Posted by: Amrita Singh - Bingham Farms, MI
“To the family and friends of Ken,My deepest condolences to you in the passing of a good man who loved life and those around him. He was very...Read More »
4 of 50 | Posted by: Mary Iacono Hickey - CA
“Ken you will be missed my friend
5 of 50 | Posted by: larry friedkin - VA
“just learned of Ken's passing. Taken from us way too soon. I remember sharing many a laugh with Ken in school as well as on his site visits. A good...Read More »
6 of 50 | Posted by: Dave Nitti - oviedo, FL
“I am very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of swimming in the pool with Ken at Steele's Motel when I was around 10 years old. I see that...Read More »
7 of 50 | Posted by: Nancy (Pinder) Swartz - Newark, DE
“I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Seaman's passing. His smile will always be remembered. I send my prayers and condolences to his family.
8 of 50 | Posted by: Payal Shah - Pompton Lakes, NJ
“I am truly saddened to hear of Ken's passing and condolences go out to his friends and family. I had not seen him in years but the memories and...Read More »
9 of 50 | Posted by: Karen Hammond Kolek - Bear, DE
“I am very sorry to hear about Ken's passing. I remember Ken Seaman as the "cool" professor, who one day offered to teach us PT students how to...Read More »
10 of 50 | Posted by: Ann Harrison - Oakton, VA
“As a PT student who got to work with Ken at the Wilmington swim school, or as Ken called it "the culture club", I got to know him and learn. He...Read More »
11 of 50 | Posted by: Bill Cortright - Garner, NC
“My sincerest sympathy to Ken's family and friends. I'll never forget his infectious smile! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
12 of 50 | Posted by: Rita Geddes - PA
“Dear Friends and Family of Ken, I graduated from Delaware over 20 years ago but I still vividly remember Ken's kindness and gentle demeanor as a ...Read More »
13 of 50 | Posted by: beth mcclanahan Krupinski - MD
“My condolences to the whole family.. I have fond memories as a child swimming in the pool at steels motel...My thoughtsand prayers are with everyone....Read More »
14 of 50 | Posted by: anna brooks
“It was a shock to learn of Ken's passing. I will always remember his caring for each and every student, his infectious smile, love for family, and...Read More »
15 of 50 | Posted by: Ann Dennison - Mechanicsburg, PA
“I am brought to my knees to hear of Ken's passing; this was much too soon for a man who meant so much to so many. I am touched by the messages of...Read More »
16 of 50 | Posted by: Steve Lomax - Wellington, FL
“Sincere condolences to Ken's family. He was an integral part of the experiences of the MPT class of 2003. I can't reflect on my times at U of D...Read More »
17 of 50 | Posted by: Tim Rementer - Morgantown
“Ken was a great ACCE. I enjoyed his visits as a student and later when I was the CCCE at St. Agnes. He had a great way of making folks feel relaxed...Read More »
18 of 50 | Posted by: Hedy (Berkson) Rosman - MD
“My deepest sympathy to Ken's family. Ken played a primary role in my development as a therapist - in the classroom, in the clinic as a student, and...Read More »
19 of 50 | Posted by: Sharon Risser - Lancaster, PA
“Ken was a wonderful Coordinator of Clinical
Education. He made my experience in PT school so memorable. Would never have made it through my...Read More »
20 of 50 | Posted by: Jennifer (Janus) Rogofsky - MD
“My condolences to the family for the loss of Ken. He was always smiling and encouraging us to do our best, keep working hard, and work to love what...Read More »
21 of 50 | Posted by: Lisa (Prenger) Trimbach - Dayton, OH
“Dr Seaman taught me the power of believing in someone. He taught me to stand up for what I believe in. I am the PT I am today because of him, and I...Read More »
22 of 50 | Posted by: VK
“I was very saddened by hearing of Kenny's passing. I knew him well during my time at the University of Delaware from 1990 to 1993, both through...Read More »
23 of 50 | Posted by: Julie Eberly - Sterling, VA
“My sincere condolences to Ken's family and friends. He always modeled caring and compassion for us in PT school, showing us ways we could make a...Read More »
24 of 50 | Posted by: Rebecca Tinsman - Newark, DE
“With Ken went a piece of Newark. I will miss him.....
25 of 50 | Posted by: Joe Lucca - JAX, FL - Friend
“Such fond memories of Delaware and Dr. Seaman or "Ken" was such a big part of my time in Delaware. I especially think fondly of one of his visits to...Read More »
26 of 50 | Posted by: Tom Guerin - Monroe, NJ
“Ken helped others in a multitude of ways. He will be missed. Ken was on the advisory board of directors for Quest Therapeutic Services, and connected...Read More »
27 of 50 | Posted by: Sandy McCloskey - West Chester, PA
“I am saddened today by the loss of a truly funny, caring, and compassionate man who made my time at u if d fun and light-hearted. His family is in my...Read More »
28 of 50 | Posted by: Lorraine modssto( Irwin) - NJ
“I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Seaman's passing and send my condolences to his family.
29 of 50 | Posted by: Susan Price Ardman - Lansdale, PA
“I am very saddened to hear of Ken's passing. I graduated UD with Ken and have very fond memories of times with him, some of which I continue to talk...Read More »
30 of 50 | Posted by: Patti Polirer Beutel - West Nyack, NY
“Ken was one of the most personable professionals I have ever met. He always had a smile and/or a joke, and was a great listener. He is the only...Read More »
31 of 50 | Posted by: Ellen (Frank) Ewing - Bowie, MD
“Ken's spirit for the PT profession and for life will live on as he inspired so many of us at University of Delaware. I will always cherish his words...Read More »
32 of 50 | Posted by: Annamaria G. Concannon - Berwyn, PA
“Ken--You were an inspiration to many PT students, faculty, and practioners.
33 of 50 | Posted by: Gail (Taylor) Detjen DPT - WI
“Kate (PT 1985) and Carl Mangione (PT 1991) express our condolences to the Seaman family. Ken's smile, warmth, and love of his daughters will be...Read More »
34 of 50 | Posted by: Kate and Carl Mangione - PA
“I had the privilege of knowing Ken since his days in PT school. He graduated PT school with my ex-wife and I got to work with Ken over the years...Read More »
35 of 50 | Posted by: Glenn Brown - Dover - Colleague
“I am so sorry about the passing of Ken at such a young age. He was a wonderful mentor and always such a positive influence during my time at U of D....Read More »
36 of 50 | Posted by: Debbie (Haines) Langford - MD
“To the entire Seaman family, please accept my sincere and deepest sympathy. I remember Kenny as an accomplished professional who was funny, warm,...Read More »
37 of 50 | Posted by: Kay Theyerl - Appleton, WI
“Ken touched so many lives and will be sorely missed. He was a big reason why I came to the University of Delaware. He reached out to me during my...Read More »
38 of 50 | Posted by: Stuart Binder-Macleod - Newark, DE
“We send our deepest condolences to Dr. Seaman, who is remembered for his jovial personality and warm spirit.
39 of 50 | Posted by: Audrey Oshea - miami, FL
“At the gym Kenny and I would badger each other with short lines of poetry. His were more funny then mine. This past Friday in Columbia, MO we said a...Read More »
40 of 50 | Posted by: Brad Jacobson - Columbia, MO
“I want to send my deepest condolences to the friends and family of Ken. I knew Ken from UD and we were both gym 'rats' together since the early 80's....Read More »
41 of 50 | Posted by: doug baker - newark, DE - friend
“Ken was my professor while at UD from 1999-2001. I so valued his insights in my clinical development when he visited me on clinical internship...Read More »
42 of 50 | Posted by: Ali DeLeo - Washington, DC
“Ken was always so caring and respectful of others. He gave us many funny and memorable moments - he will be greatly missed! It amazes me to think...Read More »
43 of 50 | Posted by: Cyndi Haley - Professional
“Kenny had a heart of gold and will always be remembered for it. Our deepest sympathy to his family. Darrell and Irene Davis
44 of 50 | Posted by: Irene Davis - Boston, MA
“I will keep the Seaman family in my thoughts and prayers. I fondly remember Ken's enthusiasm for the PT profession and life in general. He worked...Read More »
45 of 50 | Posted by: Cathy (Overbaugh) Holland - CO
“I have so very much to thank Ken for. He & I had a few run ins over the years but if it wasn't for him and his friendly, outgoing way, I would of...Read More »
46 of 50 | Posted by: Nora Dillard - wilmington, DE
“So sorry to hear about your loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
47 of 50 | Posted by: Richard & Grace Achuff - Elkton, MD
“Please accept the heartfelt condolences of Paul and Joan Mettler. Ken was a good friend and a valued colleague. He meant a great deal to me...Read More »
48 of 50 | Posted by: Paul and Joan Mettler - FL
“Will miss having him pop back into the PT dept (after he left UD) with flowers for the ladies and treats for everyone else.
He always asked me how my...Read More »
49 of 50 | Posted by: Cole Galloway - Elkton, MD
“Although it has been a few years now I remember Ken at the Clayton Street beach house in Dewey, always making me laugh. Walking on the beach with one...Read More »
50 of 50 | Posted by: Eric R. Crossan - DE
Dr. Kenneth W. Seaman, age 62, passed away in his home in Newark on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Kenny was born in Queens, NY on September 25, 1950.
Kenny was an instructor and academic coordinator of clinical education in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Delaware for over 20 years. He had great passion for volunteering and outreach, which earned him the Jefferson Award in 2002 and the Volunteer of the Year award from the MS Society of Delaware. He was a physical fitness enthusiast and inspired others to participate with him. He enjoyed running races and triathlons, surfing at the beach, and hiking in Fair Hill State Park with his daughters.
He is survived by his parents, John and Mathilde Seaman of Elkton, MD; daughters, Emily and Monica Seaman of Newark, DE; and his siblings, Roy Seaman of Wilmington, DE, Perry Seaman of Newark, DE, and sister, Barbara Richardson of Scottsdale, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Krista M. Seaman who passed away in 1988.
A visitation will be held 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please send any contributions to the MS Society of Delaware c/o the funeral home.