December 29, 1919 ~ June 20, 2008

Born in: Pueblo, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Bernard J. 'Bernie' Seaman was born December 29, 1919, in Pueblo, and passed away June 20, 2008, in Pueblo. Preceded by parents, Ralph and Agnes (McCurdy) Seaman; wife, Marjorie; and grandson, Jeff Serena. Survived by his wife, Robin; children, Ralph (Sydney) Seaman, Kathy (Ray) Serena, John Seaman, Mary Ellen (Jeff) Donley and Tom (Jude) Seaman; stepdaughters, Dee (Jerry) Kirkpatrick, Leslie Curtis and Tracy (Chris) Shubert; grandchildren, Lisa (Bruce) Pyburn, Laurie (Greg) Casale, Rick (Cheryl) Seaman, Kerry (Jeremy) Thunberg, Ashley (Chris) Hegey, Brook (Bill) Black, Chris (Tracy) Serena, Bryan (Monica) Serena, Colleen, Nolan (Mara) and Melissa Donley, Kate, Ryan and Michael Seaman; step-grandchildren, Robin, Sara, Rachel, Thomas, Savannah and Abigail Shubert. Bernie leaves sixteen much-loved great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister-in-law, Savannah (Tim) Fogel; good friends, Bob Inman, Jim Coudayre, Don Sceats and Jerry Norick. Bernie attended St. Patrick's High School. He graduated from St. Joseph's Military Academy in Hays, Kansas. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945, attaining the rank of Post Sergeant Major. Bernie returned to Pueblo where he owned and operated Seaman Construction Co. until his retirement in 1986. A true creator and artist whose talents included building his landmark home on his grandparents homestead near Beulah replicating the architecture of Taos, NM. After losing his wife, Marge, he met his second love, Robin. Finding an old house needing new life, he restored it for his life with Robin. He truly loved Pueblo, its people and its history. He had a legacy of memories dating back to his youth in Beulah and true to his Irish humor, he brought alive the events of his life in stories. Bernie was happiest surrounded by loving family and friends, and will be greatly missed by all. Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at 7 p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Beulah, Colo. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 10th and Grand, with interment following services at Roselawn Cemetery. A reception will be held at noon Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling Dr. Donations may be made to Friends of the Cathedral or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Robin, Ralph, Kathy, Mary Ellen, John, Tom, Ray, and Sydney, I will miss Bernie (BSEAMAM1919)as I have also missed your Mother. They are two of the nicest and classiest people I have ever known. I met the Seaman family when Ralph and I were in the first grade at Cathedral. Now many years later, Bernie, I will bid farewell to you at that same Cathedral. My friendship with you and your family has grown over these years. I now live in Maryland and when Ralph sent me an e-mail telling me about his Dad, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that I would be flying back to Pueblo to pay my last respects to a true friend. I will miss you Bernie. I know you are in Heaven smoking your pipe. Give my best to Marge. Thanks to both you and Marge for being such great friends all of my life. It has meant more to me than you can possibly imagine. Thanks also for raising five terrific kids who I have kept in touch with all these years. Thanks also for all the great e-mails. I have every e-mail you ever sent me. I’m going to put them up on E-Bay. Noone will be able to buy them because they are priceless. You and Marge really did make a positive impact on my life. Your visit to Maryland ranks as the number one visit I have ever had. I remember, Bernie, when you and I walked across the Mall in DC stopping by the Suprerme Court, the Capitol, the White House, and all the memorials. I think we solved all the world’s problems that day. I still have that picture of you standing in front of the Presidential Limo. I am a Puebloan through and through. I am proud of my Pueblo roots. It is a part of me which I want to keep forever. I read the Chieftain every day to keep up on what’s going on in the town I love and call home. I have no idea what goes on in the DC area and I’m not really too interested in finding out. You know what I mean? Bernie, To quote Bob Hope “Thanks for the memories.” TC&KIT, ezskedsman@aol.com Ron Melia, Silver Spring, MD

  2. My thoughts and prayers to Robin, Ralph, Kathy, Jon, Mary Ellen, Tom and all of the family. I was very sad to read of Bernie’s passing. I will remember Bernie’s generosity in sharing knowledge of the Peirce home and the wonderful times I’ve had with the whole Seaman clan on 4th of July in Beulah. May God’s grace bless all of you; Bernie is by his side!

  3. Tom and Jude,
    We’re all so sorry for your loss. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Your friends at the Boulder D.A. Office

  4. Please accept our condolences on the passing of your father. We will miss his smiling face around Aberdeen Bluffs.

  5. My parents knew Bernie from many years ago. He went to school with my aunt; he’s been a family friend for years. He was always a pleasant face in the crowd whenever I saw him. He was a most pleasant man. God bless him and his family.

  6. Bernie ws such a special man in my childhood and my dad and mother were always so happy to see him when he came to visit. As a little tyke, I just somehow knew this country squire of a gentlemen was extra special. Later, as a teenager, I learned that he was my father’s best friend, born the same year and within days of each other and had been fast friends since the age of 5 [1924]. I also learned that Bernie was my Godfather and had stood up for me at my baptism. Bernie had always given me special attention and love for years and it became more special as I became a dad myself and would bring my two precious kids from Arizona to visit Beulah for many summers. We shared many stories, many jokes, and I grew and grew in his fatherly example. Bernie always radiated warmth and love to all around. To Robin, Ralph, Kathy, Mary Ellen, John, Tom, Ray, and Sydney, I always envied your family picnics and the circle of family love and wellness that emanated from those great gatherings. I treasure all the e-mails I shared with Bernie, the phone calls, and just sitting on the porch at John’s cabin in Beulah. Bernie, your special touch, your humor, and your grace will be with me and my kids forever. design@jamesabell.com

  7. Bernie; we will miss you. Our families share many memories. I still remember as a kid when you and my father would work together. You two were inseperable. I will always remember your pipe and you would tell me..now stop a minute and think about this..I still hear those words when I need some guidance. GOD BLESS you.
    ALways Virgil and Ann

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