Charles C. “Charlie” Seastrom
April 30, 1936 - April 24, 2023
Charles C. “Charlie” Seastrom died at age 86 on Monday, April 24, 2023 at Christiana Hospital following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease and its accompanying side effects.
Born in Easton, PA on April 30, 1936 to the late Erik G. and Rida C. Seastrom, he attended Easton Public Schools and graduated from Lafayette College with a BSc in Metallurgical Engineering. He received his Masters and Doctorate degrees from The Ohio State University.
Charlie was a 36-year “career DuPonter” at the Chambers Works in Deepwater, NJ. He was credited as an inventor on two DuPont patents and contributed to several more. He enjoyed his work, his colleagues, and his travel for “The Company”. While most of his career at DuPont was research and engineering related to producing fluorochemicals at industrial scale, his final work before retirement involved how to make non-stick coatings adhere better to cookware. After retirement Charlie volunteered for several years as a docent in the machine shop at Hagley Museum.
For 63 years Charlie was in the music ministry. He was organist at several churches in Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania – most recently at Union Presbyterian in Carneys Point, NJ for 22 years. He and his wife Sue (also a musician) shared their love of music with organ/piano duets and church choirs, and attended many concerts in many places during their almost 62 years of marriage.
The family would like to express its deepest gratitude to AccentCare Inpatient Hospice Center at Christiana Hospital.
In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his nephew, Andrew Jarrett. He is survived by his devoted wife, Harriet Sue; children, Robert (Kimberly) of Leesburg, VA and Sara of New Castle, DE; sister, Olga Jarrett (Robert); nephews, Christopher Jarrett (Karen) and Erik Jarrett (Anjali); grandnephew, Andrew; grandniece, Anna; brother-in-law, Joseph Thompson; nieces, Mary Thompson and Elizabeth Beckett; and grandniece, Laura Beckett.
Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charlie’s memory to AccentCare Hospice Foundation, 310 Busse Highway, #311 Park Ridge, IL 60068 or online by clicking here or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online by clicking here.