Memorial for John Emory Seago, Jr. – USF Student

Our School has lost a student, John Emory Seago, Jr., who passed away here in Tampa just prior to finishing our program. In response to Dr. McCook’s email communication to us all, Dr. John Gathegi, SLIS Director, established a means yesterday for us to memorialize John.

Louisiana Public libraries of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System will benefit from the School’s memorial donation being collected in the SLIS front office at Linda Browning’s desk starting today. Please contact the School to learn the timing of this week’s memorial collection and participate in our remembrances. The Blue Bonnet Branch library in Baton Rouge will then have this connection with us and help commemorate John Emory Seago, Jr. of USF.

At this Wednesday’s Brown Bag lunchtime gathering, we’ll have a chance to pause and note the loss of our classmate. We meet at the SLIS on Feb. 11th from 1 PM to 2 PM in Room 2020, bring our own lunches, and share in some conversation.

Jeffery, Co-Secretary of the Student Organizations


John Emory Seago Jr.
John Emory Seago Jr., 41, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in Tampa, Fla., where he was in his last semester of graduate school at the University of South Florida. John was a graduate of Trafton High School in Baton Rouge. He received a bachelor’s in English from the University of South Florida and began his graduate studies there in 2007. He was to receive his master’s degree in May 2009. John was recently selected to the National Honor Society for his academic achievements in graduate school at USF. Preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Claude A. and Magurete Chevalier Seago; and his maternal grandfather, Gilbert F. Landry. John is survived by maternal grandmother, Bessie Case Landry; parents, John E. and Anna Raye Landry Seago; brother, James Edward “Jim” Seago; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. A private memorial service is scheduled Saturday for the family and friends of John at University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in his name to the Bluebonnet Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70820.


The School is very saddened at the news of the untimely death of this student. We will be sending a memorial donation to the Bluebonnet Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System. Please stop by Linda Browning’s desk if you wish to contribute to the donation.

John N. Gathegi, PhD, JD
School of Library and Information Science


Our condolences to the family and friends of John Seago, Jr.

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2 Responses to Memorial for John Emory Seago, Jr. – USF Student

  1. Tracy Seago says:

    I am John’s former wife and I thank you for this.

    I will make sure his family in Baton Rouge sees this post.

    Tracy Seago.

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