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February 2, 2021 - 12:10pm

Myron Albert Seward

posted by Lisa Ace.


Myron Albert Seward, 92, of Basom, NY passed away peacefully at Premier Genesee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Batavia, NY on January 31, 2021. He was born April 22, 1928 to the late Wellington and Edith Seward in Bergen, NY.

Myron was proud to be a lifelong farmer. As a young man he worked at the family’s dairy and crop farm as well as their milk hauling business in Bergen. In 1951 he married the love of his life, Ethelyn Sumeriski. They moved to their own farm in Basom, NY where they lived, farmed and raised a family together for the next 55 years. Myron was predeceased by Ethelyn in 2006. 

Myron loved farming and his family. He loved people, and enjoyed reminiscing about farm life,   times gone by and the way things used to be done! He could, and would, talk with anyone he met, always regaling them with a farming or milk hauling story. His family and friends will be able to retell some of his favorite stories for years to come! Myron was a kind and gentle man who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Myron is survived by his children; daughter Brenda Seward of Basom, son George Seward and his wife Cricket Johnson- Seward of Basom, grandsons- Elias (Catherine) Seward of Oakfield and Noah (Niki) Seward of Attica, greatgrandchildren- Tyler, Sydney, Cade and Paxton. Myron was predeceased by his younger brothers, Norman and Gordon. Also surviving are his brother Elton (Jean), and sister-in-laws Marion and Delores, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Myron’s name to: St Paul Lutheran Church 31 Washington Ave Batavia, NY 14020 or Stone Church Presbyterian Church 7549 South Lake Rd Bergen, NY 14416.

Arrangements were entrusted to C B Beach & Son Mortuary Inc. 4-6 East Main Street Corfu, NY 14036. A limited family and close friends funeral service will be held at St Paul Lutheran Church on Saturday February 6, 2021 at 11 AM with a brief viewing prior to the service at 10AM. COVID guidelines –face coverings and social distancing will be required for attendance. The service will be available via Zoom from the church. For Zoom information, please contact St Paul’s Lutheran Church, during business hours, at 585 343 0488. Myron will be laid to rest beside Ethelyn in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery Corfu, NY. A celebration of Myron’s life is being planned for the summer of 2021, at the farm he and Ethelyn loved so much, on Gorton Rd in Basom. Hopefully all of Myron’s extended family and friends will join us to remember and share stories of Myron’s remarkable life at that time!

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