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R. James Seymour, MD

September 23, 1923 ~ November 14, 2018 (age 95)

Memorial Visitation:  Saturday, December 15th, 2-6 p.m. at our West Sayville funeral home.

Dr. R. James Seymour, 95, of Oakdale, LI, died on November 14, 2018. Raised on a farm in New Jersey, Dr. Seymour graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan.  He went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree at University of North Carolina before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1942.  Dr. Seymour fought until the end of World War II and received the Purple Heart, Bronze and Silver Stars, the Distinguished Service Cross as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross.  

After a brief career as a pilot, Dr. Seymour attended medical school at the University of Zurich and returned to the states to serve his internship and residency in neurosurgery at Bellevue Hospital and NY Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.  Recognizing the need for neurosurgeons on Long Island, Dr. Seymour settled in Oakdale in 1959.

Dr. Seymour is survived by his wife, Jeanne, his sons, Andrew (Ruth Baygell) of Brooklyn and Neal (Donna Witmer) of Connecticut, as well as his six grandchildren, Jillian, Fletcher, Joseph, Joshua, Jacob and Hannah.  He was predeceased by his son, Alan, earlier this year.

In lieu of flowers donations to Stuyvesant High School, Attn: Bonnie Pizzarelli-School Treasurer, 345 Chamber Street, Room 105, New York, NY  10282, are greatly appreciated by the family.

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