George Raymond Seamon Jr., known as “Ray” by his friends or “Gramps” by his grandchildren, passed away on October 31, 2022, after a two year battle with ALS. Ray was born on November 13, 1946, to the late George Raymond Seamon Sr. and Rose Dalio Seamon. He grew up in New Orleans where he graduated from St. Aloysius High School and completed his undergraduate education at Loyola. He later went on to earn a B.S. in Pharmacy from Xavier University, College of Pharmacy. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, his mother-in-law Alice Mae Rareshide Froeba, and his father-in-law Thomas Ralph Froeba. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Beth Froeba Seamon. He is survived by his sister Gwen Seamon Hoover (Paul) and his devoted children Stacy Marie Seamon (Tommy Fonseca), George Raymond Seamon III (Daquari), and Chad Stephen Price (Lauren). Ray was blessed with three adorable grandchildren, Rose Dahlia Seamon, Cole Stephen Price, and Claire Lillian Price whom he enjoyed spoiling. He is also survived by a host of sisters and brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends whom he cherished. Ray was bigger than life with a passion for hunting, fishing and sailing. Ray has always had an innate entrepreneurial calling, and early in (OSHA) to healthcare providers within the petroleum and chemical industry. He founded IMR Corporation, and served as President and CEO, which grew into an industry leader after 30+ years servicing both domestic and international clients. After IMR’s success, Ray’s exceptional business career included the following executive positions with many local companies:
Executive Vice President/Partner of Louisiana Landscape Specialty, Inc., Senior Vice President of First NBC Bank, Partner with BenefitsOne Health Insurance, and Chairman of NDS-360 Services. Most recently, Ray focused his efforts on business development as Chairman, Regional Advisory Board, for MAPP Construction LLC. Ray achieved much success in business, but his greatest professional accomplishment was his dedicated service and relationships with numerous civic, business, and non-profit organizations throughout the region. The entire list of organizations is too long to be included here. Ray proudly served leadership roles for the following organizations: Christian Brothers Foundation, President; New Orleans City Park Board of Commissioners, Vice President; Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Chairman; JEDCO, Chairman; Men and Women of Fashion, President; Jefferson Parish Airport Committee, Chairman; Northshore Legislative Alliance, Chairman; Jefferson Parish Beautification Committee, Chairman; American Cancer Society, Co-Chairman; Jefferson Chamber Foundation, Chairman; New Orleans 2020 Port Commission, Board Member; Harvey Canal Industrial Association, Vice President; GNO, Inc. Board Member, and Metropolitan Crime Commission, Executive Board.
Family, friends, and colleagues are invited to attend services at Mary Queen of Peace Church at 1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70471 on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with a Memorial Mass to follow at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable donation in his memory to the Team Gleason Foundation, P.O. Box 24493 New Orleans, LA 70184 or at www.teamgleason.org/