Charles F. Seeley
July 14, 1927 – September 1, 2018
Chuck was born on July 14, 1927 in Mason, Michigan where he grew up, the youngest of four children. As a youngster he lived for baseball, a love he pursued well into adulthood as an outstanding player and coach. Following his WWII service in the Marine Corps he married Edna Hamlin of Mason, graduated from Michigan State College, and went on to pursue a life long career in education.
Chuck loved children, relishing his various roles as teacher, coach, Principal and Superintendent and serving school systems in Mancelona, Capac, and East Lansing. In 1966 he joined, and then became Director of the Office of Admissions at MSU, and subsequently at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Throughout his life Chuck was unfailingly kind, thoughtful, and genuinely interested in others. He cherished opportunities to contribute to the community at large, most particularly through the University United Methodist Church, literacy programs, the Salvation Army, and Kiwanis, and as docent at the Michigan History Museum.
Chuck is survived by Edna, his wife of 69 years; his sister Elizabeth Robinson; son, Michael; daughter, Patricia (Richard) Aslin; grandsons, Chris (Rachel Goldwasser) and Tim Aslin; great grandchildren, Chana and Henry; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family extends our deepest gratitude to the wonderful staff at Sparrow Hospice House for their incomparable compassion and loving care that eased Chuck through his final days.
His memorial service will be held Sunday, October 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Great Lakes Christian Homes Chapel (2050 S. Washington Rd., Holt). Memorial contributions in his honor can be directed to the charity of one’s choice.
- Memorial Service Sunday, October 7, 2018
Charles F. Seeley
September 20, 2018
Chuck was a member of the University United Methodist Church in East Lansing when I worked there in the 1990s. He was often in the office tending to church business and was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. So sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences to his wonderful family.
September 14, 2018
One of the ‘good guys’ in the education profession, Chuck was a terrific colleague, great boss, and a classy college admissions professional.
September 14, 2018
Deb and I are very sorry for the loss of your dad. Through good times and bad we have and will remain friends. Let that bring solace to you in your grief.
Paul and Deb Malewski
September 13, 2018
Mr. Seeley was the coolest man I have ever met. He was the Director of Admisisons and Scholarships when I came to work as a clerk in the mailroom in fall 1976.
That next spring he came walking down the hall of our part of the office, making his way to his office,...whistling,...beautiful whistle that rang out in the hollowed corridor.
I stepped out in the of office into the hall to greet him with a big smile and he smiled back, his face instantly turned red when I commented how dapper he looked and what a great whistler her was .
He replied very softly "thank you", I don't think he knew what to say...maybe no one had ever commented what a great whistler he was.
I'm going to miss you Mr. Seeley, rest in peace.
September 10, 2018
Chuck was one of the finest men I have ever known. He was highly respected by the area high school guidance counselors when he represented the MSU Admissions Office! He was greatly missed when he left that position.
September 6, 2018
memories of chuck go back to Mason high school ,classes of 1945 through 1947. foot ball and track teams. chuck was graduate of 1945. I was graduate of1947. My sympathys to the family.