The Life of Charles T. Seccombe
Charles Tomlinson Seccombe Sr., 91, husband of 68 years to Agnes "Nancy" Fisher Seccombe, of Ansonia, CT, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Born in Derby, CT on April 22, 1926, son of the late Lionel H. Seccombe Sr. and Alta Mae Tomlinson Seccombe, and adopted mother Louisa Burne Seccombe, Charles was a lifelong resident of Ansonia. He was predeceased by his brother Lionel. Besides his wife, Charles is survived by three children: Susan Cox (Michael) of Allentown, PA, Charles Seccombe Jr. (Renee) of Milton, GA and Gregg Seccombe (Shayne) of Seymour, CT. Additionally, he is survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Donald (Fern), and sister Laura Lane (Edward), and sister-inlaw Jane Seccombe. Charles was the proud owner of Seccombe's Men's Shop in downtown Ansonia, a staple in the community for over 90 years. Until very recently, you could still find him there. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps during WWIIserving in the Pacific Theater. Serving as a Staff Sergeant, he was extremely proud of the work he did in China as a Marine. Charles was a longtime member of the King Hiram Lodge #12 Masonic Order, the Eagle Hose Hook and Ladder Company No. 6 and the First Congregational Church of Ansonia. A true pillar of the Community, Charles' Civic contributions were immeasurable. He participated on various boards and volunteered with several organizations including the Valley Chamber of Commerce, Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, Derby Historical Society, Valley YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, the Pine Grove Cemetery Association and the former Ansonia Derby Water Company. Visiting hours will be from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. in Ansonia. Funeral services will be held in the First Congregational Church, Ansonia, CT, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., and interment with military honors will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Ansonia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The First Congregational Church Book of Remembrance of Ansonia, 44 S. Cliff Street, Ansonia, CT 06401, or to the Derby Historical Society, 37 Elm St., Ansonia, CT 06401.
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