Kenneth Allen Seamans

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Kenneth Allen Seamans, 69, of Pulaski Mercer Road, Wilmington Township, Mercer County, New Wilmington, Pa., died March 29 in Horizon Hospital.

Born July 29, 1939, in Edinburg, he was a son of John Cory and Mary Elizabeth Salzman Seamans.

Seamans graduated from Union High School in 1957. He married the former Kay McFarland July 23, 1977.

He graduated from the Army’s Military Police Academy at Fort Gordon, Ga., and was an all-service military police officer with the rank of specialist fourth class.

Seamans started his career as a police officer in the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, retiring in 1971 after a seven-year law enforcement career.

He completed numerous courses with the District of Columbia Police Department and U.S. Department of Justice and held dual certificates in police and public administration from American University in Washington.

Seamans and his wife owned and operated a 150-acre beef operation called Maple Drive Farm in Wilmington Township.

He served as a Wilmington Township supervisor for 18 years and completed two appointments by Mercer County judges to serve as a Mercer County commissioner. He was first appointed as a county commissioner in 2001 and then in 2004.

The Wilmington Township building was renamed the Kenneth A. Seamans Municipal Building in honor of his service to the township.

He and his wife were very interested in the care and development of young people and served as foster parents to troubled youth for many years.

He was affiliated with the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church.

Seamans was a member and master in 1980 of Lodge of the Craft Westminster 433, F and AM, and a member of Wilmington Lodge 804, F and AM.

He is survived by his wife, Kay, his mother, Mary Elizabeth, and three brothers, John C. Seamans of Union Township, Pa., Dave Seamans of Zoar, Ohio and Dan Seamans of Grove City, Pa., three sisters, Betsy Reynolds of Detroit, Joy Berquist of Sandusky, Ohio and Nancy Haverkamp of Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his father.

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