Winter Holiday 07

Martha Belle ("Marty") Seaman

March 5, 1938 ~ December 4, 2020 (age 82)


Martha Belle “Marty” Seaman (Schoonmaker) died peacefully at home on Dec. 4th in Wallkill, NY at the age of 82. 

Marty is survived by her sister Mary Lou Schoonmaker of Wallkill. Her niece Marty and husband Frank Rossner of Altamont, NY and their family. Her nephew Rick Schoonmaker of Wallkill and his family. Her step sons, Gary and Karma Seaman, Glenn and Bette Seaman, Gregg and Courtney Seaman and Randy and Debbie Seaman and their families. Her sister-in-law, Barbara Swann from North Carolina. Also, cousins from around the country.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Seaman and her parents, Gerow and Catherine (Smith)Schoonmaker and her brother Richard G. Schoonmaker and wife Rosie of Wallkill. 

Marty was born on March 5, 1938 in Newburgh, NY to Gerow and Catherine Schoonmaker. She graduated from Wallkill High School in 1955.  She went on to Nursing School in Lewiston, Maine to receive her RN degree. She was an OR nurse in Washington DC and Kingston, NY. On Nov. 28th,1970 she married Donald E. Seaman. Together they enjoyed winter sports, being outdoors and spending time at their cabins at Wolf Lake and Lake George.  She loved travelling and took many wonderful trips with her sister, Mary Lou. 

She has loved being a part of the Wallkill Reformed Church community from singing in the choir, teaching and leading the bell choir which she was honored to be a part of. She has always enjoyed helping others and has a love for animals. So, as we say good-bye to her, let’s remember her as we sing our Christmas carols, light our Christmas trees, look out our window on a snow day and toboggan down a big scary hill!  

A private family burial is scheduled for Dec.12th 2020. We will have a Celebration of her Life this summer at Wallkill Reformed Church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ulster County Hospice, Mid-Hudson Managed Home Care Inc. 243 Rt. 17K Newburgh, NY 12550 or Wallkill Reformed Church 45 Bridge St. PO Box 54 Wallkill, NY 12589.  The family would like to thank Yvette her home health aide and Hospice for their care and dedication

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