BERGEN - Gordon Lee Seward, 84, of Bergen, passed away Tuesday, (August 13, 2019), on the Seward Farm in the same house he was born in, under the care of HomeCare & Hospice and his loving family.
Gordon was born August 1, 1935, in Bergen, a son of the late Wellington and Edith (Scroger) Seward.
He served in the National Guard and was the first of his family to attend college. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture from Cornell University in 1961. Gordon was a farmer his entire life on his own farm and in 1970 was chosen to be Genesee Co. Outstanding Young Farmer. He was a member of Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church where he was a Deacon, an Elder, and taught Sunday School. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, the NFIB, Genesee Co. Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Genesee Co. Farm Bureau where he was a past president. He was a former member and past president of the EAIC and the Genesee County DHIC.
Gordon and his wife, Delores (Keefer) Seward were married on August 11, 1956 and were blessed to have just celebrated their 63rd Anniversary.
Along with his wife, Gordon is survived by his daughters, Christine (David) Wright and Amy (Rick) Stacy, both of Bergen; grandchildren, Daniel (Kristen) Stacy of Chili, David (Krysta) Stacy, Michelle (Jacob) Buckland-Seward, Bethany Salvia, Ryan (Rachel) Stacy all of Bergen, Janae (Austin) Genna of Churchville; brothers, Myron (late Ethel) Seward of Basom, Elton (Jean) Seward of Batavia; sister-in-law, Marian Seward of Byron. 9 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mr. Seward is predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Lee Seward and a brother, Norman Seward.
Friends may call from 3:00 - 7:00 PM on Saturday at the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 South Lake Avenue in Bergen; where Gordon's Funeral Service will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Brandt Hammack officiating. Burial will be in Stone Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gordon's memory may be made to Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church as well as Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.
Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.