Elinor J. Seward
ELINOR J. SEWARD Elinor J. Seward age 92, of Reading, Pa, Exeter Township passed away peacefully on Saturday at her home with her family at her bedside. Elinor was born in Phoenixville, Pa and was the daughter of the late Harlan L. and Grace M. Stull Tomkins. Elinor went to work for Travelers Insurance as an auto policy rating clerk in 1959. Where she remained until her retirement in 1994. After her retirement, she did some volunteer work at the local library in Reading, and taught English to an immigrant Russian family. She was locally recognized mezzo-soprano vocalist with The Reading Liederkranz, and did accompanied them on tour several times to Germany and Hungary. She was also a soloist at Calvary United Church of Christ and later at First Presbyterian Church, both in Reading. She had been an accomplished pianist as a young person, before her primary interest turned to singing, She liked making braided rag rugs, doing counted cross-stitch, sewing, reading biographies, and gardening. She is survived by her loving son, Paul Seward of Reading, and her loving daughter Carolyn Seward, Philadelphia, two grandchildren. She his predeceased in death by her son Harry Lee Seward. Services and burial are being handled privately by Elinor's family. Stanton Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. Honey Brook, Pa has been entrusted with the Arrangements.
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