Obituary for Dewitt Clinton Seward III
ACTON, MA: DeWitt Clinton (Clint) Seward III, son of DeWitt Clinton (Bud) Seward Junior and Ruth Editha (Moore) Seward, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family on August 5, 2017.
Beloved husband of Mary Anne (Cacciamani) Seward for 54 years. Devoted father of Ruth Anne Seward & her husband Christopher Cain of Worcester; Jean (Seward) Abrahams & her husband David Abrahams of Norwood; and DeWitt Seward (DC) IV & his wife Sharon (Ding) Seward of Arlington, MA. Cherished grandfather of Gabriel, Lillian & Charlotte Cain; Hannah & Joshua Abrahams; and William & Elizabeth Seward. Loving brother to Joan (Seward) Willey and Patricia (Seward) Byard.
Clint graduated in 1963 from the US Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and in 1965 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. A Vietnam Era Veteran, Clint spent 10 years in the Air Force. As a civilian, Clint was a successful engineer working at World Computer, Mosler Corporation, and Bristol Babcock. Eventually he was hired to run Ion Track Instruments in Burlington, MA as the President. Clint’s other accomplishments included being a licensed patent agent, a justice of the peace, a police commissioner in the town of Bethel, CT and an avid environmentalist and inventor. He held 10 patents at the time of his death.
From 1989 until his death, Clint owned several companies and pursued his dream of developing new energy sources using ball lightening technology. He was also very active in town politics, the Republican party, and Green Acton. He was on the finance committee for the town of Acton. In spite of his illness, Clint worked tirelessly until his death. Clint was a man of many talents and interests but was clear that his greatest joy in life came from all of his family.
A special thanks to the kind staff and medical personnel at Dana Farber Hospital in Boston, MA for their amazing work. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made on Clint’s behalf to the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund C/O Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
A funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 89 Arlington St., Acton on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with a graveside service immediately following in Woodlawn Cemetery, 104 Concord Road, Acton Center. At the conclusion of all services, family and friends are invited to a gathering in St. Elizabeth's Parish Center. There are no calling hours and all are encouraged to go directly to St. Elizabeth's Church to attend the Mass. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave., Acton, MA 01720.
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