JAMES PERRINE SEAVEY, SR. "JIM" An honored and beloved first responder in the greater DC area for 42 years and a key member of state, regional, and national fire and rescue organizations, James Perrine Seavey, Sr., passed away September 4, 2018, after a five-year battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma He was 58 years old.
Born in Washington, DC, on April 12, 1960, to parents, Hollis M. Seavey, Sr. and Anne Munger Seavey, Jim grew up in Bethesda's Westmoreland Hills. Seavey settled with his family in Monrovia.
In 1976 Seavey enrolled as a volunteer fireman in 1976 at the Glen Echo Fire Department. There he rose to the rank of Assistant Chief. He moved to the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department in 1990 and took office as Fire/Rescue Chief in 1992, a post he held until retiring on December 31, 2017.
Seavey received numerous accolades for his efforts. In 2009, Jim was nationally recognized by Fire Chief Magazine as Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year. He also received the Leslie B. Thompson Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association, the group's highest honor, and was recognized locally by the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Rescue Association as Firefighter of the Year for life-saving efforts.
Jim is survived by his wife, Mary Seavey of Monrovia, Maryland, his son and fellow firefighter, James Perrine Seavey, Jr. (Justine), of Rockville, Maryland, a sister, The Reverend Katherine Seavey Bryant of Leesburg, Virginia, a brother, Hollis Mackay Seavey, Jr. (Jennifer), of Damascus, Maryland, a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Crampton (Lennie), and a nephew, Anthony Sangabino. He also leaves behind innumerable adopted children and mentees and his beloved four-legged cancer companion Maddie.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 10:00 hours, at the Washington National Cathedral, located at 3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016. A Catholic Mass-Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 11:00 hours, at Saint Ignatius of Loyola, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville, Maryland 21754.
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