Thomas J. Seagrove, Sr.


Thomas J. Seagrove, Sr., affectionately known as “Jack” growing up, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born in Burlington, North Carolina on July 7, 1937.

Tom was an Airman 2nd Class in the US Air Force. He was stationed in Saratoga Springs at the 656th Aircraft Control and Warning Station and later at Kotzebue Air Force Base in Alaska at the General Surveillance Radar Station. He was honorably discharged in 1960.

Tom began his career as a machinist serving his apprenticeship with General Dynamics Corp in Groton, CT and Sandy Hill Corp in Hudson Falls. He later worked for General Electric, part time for the USPS as a mail carrier, and retired from the Watervliet Arsenal.

Tom was a member of the Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Department from the 70’s through the 90’s and former member of Simpson United Methodist Church. He enjoyed scrollsawing, painting, woodworking, fishing, backpacking, camping, spending time on the beach and riding his bike. He served as a Scout Master for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for several years and had a packed house at the meetings.

He was predeceased by his father Thomas C. Seagrove, mother and stepfather Mabel and Willie Mobley, sister Betty Jean Weiss, and grandchildren Rachael and Jonan Seagrove.

Tom is survived by his children Thomas Seagrove, Jr, (Hilary) of Hoosick Falls and Brenda Page (Kenneth) of Hanahan, SC, and their mother Elaine Seagrove; grandchildren Thomas III, Bethany, Philip, Aaron, Miriam, Rebekah, Lydia and Zaria; former wife Sally Seagrove; his brother Joseph Seagrove; and many nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service for family and close friends will be held in Hoosick Falls after Thanksgiving. Tom will be buried with his parents in North Carolina in the Spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the Rock City Falls Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 25, Rock City Falls, NY 12863.

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Karen Hummel

Thoughts to all the Seagrove Family,
Tom and I first met when he was with the fire dept and I was with Community Corp. at a call. We got to meet at many calls way back when everyone was just a volunteer. Our children went to school together and Elaine worked for a local insurance agency where I connected with her again. Everyone's life moved on and left. Many years later while I was at the Eagle Mills Craft Fair who did I run into but Tom & Sally. Of course we reconnected and talked about Brenda's children and how proud he was to be a grandpa. He was still the same ol' Tom just as chatty and funny and enjoyed his woodworking craft. In fact he made a key chain with Amy's daughter's name Karin carefully scrolled. Karin was thrilled because she could get her named spelled right. All other were spelled with an en. I'm sure where Tom is now he is smiling and watching over all those who he has brought so much to their lives.