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August Sekeet

August F. "Gus" Sekeet

Friday September 18, 1936 - Wednesday October 28, 2020
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Sekeet, August F. “Gus”, 84, of Galloway, passed away October 28, 2020. Born and bred in Paterson, NJ, he also lived in Totowa, Wayne, Franklin, and Bellville, NJ before moving to Galloway 30 years ago. He was a maintenance mechanic for Accurate Box Company before retiring in 1994.
It has been said that a man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world. He was a proud Navy Veteran “Tin Can” Sailor, serving as a Pipefitter Third Class on the USS Flechteler (DDR-870) and USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DDR-713) during the Korean War and seeing the world. After the Navy, he spent his life working as a mechanic on trucks, trains, and industrial printing equipment; he was also a truck and “buzz” driver and enjoyed the travel that came with it. He had a passion for music and as a young man he sang in his school and church choirs and was selected to be in the City of Paterson’s children’s choir. He loved opera and the rumble and blare of drum and bugle corps; he played bugle for Our Lady of Lourdes Drum and Bugle Corps. He appreciated a good food festival and he loved to cook too. When you went to Gus’s house for dinner you always knew you would be fed a delicious meal cooked from scratch and you would roll out the door uncomfortably full. His love for good food drove him to take a chance on himself and open the Salad Bowl Deli, which, to this day his patrons still miss. Most important to him though was spending time with family and friends. He wholeheartedly supported his sons in their many varied endeavors and did his best to be at every event all while working hard to support his family. He was at his best though whenever he had one of his grandchildren or great-grandchildren cuddled in Pop Pop’s arms. He was indeed a very wealthy man!

Gus is predeceased by his son, Alphonse Sekeet; his parents, Alphonse P. Sekeet and Bertha (DeWilde) Sekeet; sisters, Fredericka (Sekeet) Zazulka and Bertha (Sekeet) Todd; and his brothers, Frederick Sekeet and Henry Sekeet. He is survived by his wife and love of his life for over 64 years, Joanne (Tuckett) Sekeet; his son, Kenneth and wife, Donna, his son, Michael and wife, Sandy, and his daughter-in-law, Lisa. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kristen and husband, Brian, Russell and wife, Jennifer, Taylor, Trevor, Ciara, Katelyn, Dale, and Danny and wife, Dhanne, as well as great-grandchildren, Kylie, Vinnie and Dakota.
Visitation will be on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Parsels Funeral Home at 324 New Jersey Avenue, Absecon, NJ. A private family service and burial will take place on Wednesday Nov 4, 2020 at 1pm at the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery in Estell Manor located at 109 Boulevard Route 50, Mays Landing, NJ.

The Sekeet’s understand that these times are challenging, and we expect you to make the best and safest choice for your comfort. Social distancing will be in effect and face masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
VFW Post #9462
In memory of August “Gus” Sekeet
433 White Horse Pike
Absecon, NJ 08201

Fond memories, stories, and condolences may be placed at www.parselsfh.com.
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  • Visitation

    Monday November 2, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday November 2, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Parsels Funeral Home
    Address
    324 New Jersey Avenue
    ABSECON, NJ 08201
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    Due to Covid Restrictions, There will be a maximum of 50 people allowed in the funeral home at one time. Masks are required while in the funeral home. Please be mindful of social distancing. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Leonard Sheldon

Posted at 01:08pm
We were saddened to hear Gus passed. Gus was a great husband, father, Pop-Pop, Grand Pop-Pop and friend. He will be missed by many; however, we will all have our memories to hang on to. I remember Gus working with my father before his youngest son Michael married our daughter Sandra. You could see his values in life were passed down to his children, hard work and family is they're first priority. We take comfort in knowing Gus is no longer in pain and he's in heaven watching over his family. Rest in peace. Butch & Judi.
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Lieve Hiel

Posted at 05:19pm
Dear Sekeet family,
Many years ago my niece’s husband Gilbert Sekeet wished to look up his family tree. We found an August Sekeet born in Maldegem, Belgium in 1861 who left for Hoboken, New Jersey. This information lead to finding a long lost family Sekeet over the pond ! The kind response of Gus and Joanne when making contact was heartwarming.
During the past years I have had the privilege of being part of your family and its joyous events with the births of Gus’ and Joanne’s great-grandchildren. This time however, it is a sad one.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the passing of Gus. I wish you all strenght during these sad and difficult days and hope you find comfort in fond memories of Gus. Love from Belgium, Lieve
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Butch ,Judi and the Sheldon Family.

Posted at 01:09pm
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Beverly

Posted at 10:51am
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Sekeet family. Gus will certainly be missed. I have many memories of him from our
Family gatherings. A man of few words but always had a joke and a smile when we were together. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Sekeet family at this time of sorrow. Gone but never forgotten.
Love,
Beverly and Kari
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