John Seeger Dies at 95

John Seeger

John Seeger, born February 16, 1914, for decades a Bridge-water resident, died January 10th in New Milford after a short illness. He was a popular teacher at the Dalton School in Manhattan in the 1950s and served as principal of the Fieldston Lower School in Riverdale, N.Y. from 1960 to 1976. He and his wife, Eleanor purchased Camp Killooleet, a residential summer camp in Hancock, Vt., and ran it together for more than 50 years as a place where they could implement their philosophy of education and child development. He retired from teaching in 1976 and divided his time between Bridgewater and Hancock. He inherited the Bridgewater house, his father and aunt had lived in since 1959, and like them enjoyed walking the roads and pathways of town. His wife, Eleanor, who died in 2003, was a member and officer of the Garden Club. John was active gardening, running camp and organizing lunches of friends. John and Eleanor were members of the choir of the Bridgewater Congregational Church and singing was one of the great joys of his later life. For years his holiday cards were sketches of buildings in Bridgewater, including the store, the school, the library and both churches. He is survived by a brother, Pete Seeger; two half-sisters, Peggy and Barbara; a son, Anthony; a daughter, Katherine (current Director of Killooleet); and two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Hil�ia. Celebrations of his life will be held at 2 on Sunday, February 14 at the Congregational Church in Bridgewater and Saturday, August 28 at Killooleet Camp. In lieu of flowers, donations for summer camp scholarships may be made to the Seeger Bartlett Foundation, P.O. Box 1, Hancock, VT 05748.

Published in News Times on January 17, 2010

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  1. Desmond Neilson said

    One of Pete’s dearest friends, during the late 60s, were Robert and Sid Gleason (both deceased), formally of 166 Brighton Avenue, East Orange, NJ.

    My dear friends Robert and Sid spoke highly of their long, deep friendship and the fun they had.

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