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Edward J. Seng

November 21, 1937 — February 22, 2022

Edward J Seng, 84, of Charleston, SC, passed away at his residence on February 22, 2022.

Edward was born in Evanston, IL on November 21, 1937 to Edward and Florence Seng. He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1957. Ed married the love of his life, Helen, in April of 1958 and they were together for 54 years when she left this world in January 2012.

Edward had an active career that revolved around computing and law enforcement. He was a member of the Chicago Police Department, becoming one of the youngest to attain the rank of Detective then becoming a data analyst in their Computer division. He left the Department after six years to become the Manager of Computer Technical Systems for Libby, McNeil and Libby then on to Combined Insurance Company of America as the Assistant Director of Data Processing. In the summer of 1975, Edward moved his family to Wayne County, in southeastern IL. Edward returned to law enforcement for a time, working for the Wayne and Clay County Sheriffs offices while raising his family on a small farm outside of Cisne.

In 1984, Edward entered the final phase of his career when he joined the USPS as a Computer Systems Analyst and Programmer. It was with the Postal Service that Edward was most successful, as a recipient of many awards and commendations for his work. He and Helen moved to Raleigh, NC where he remained with the USPS until his retirement in 1999 as a Business Project Leader. Ed and Helen then moved to Barefoot Bay, FL to be closer to his family; in his later years Ed enjoyed traveling, genealogy research, was an avid firearms collector and was active in the local tennis club.

Edward is survived by his children Valerie (Eric) MacEachern of Charleston, SC and children, Stephanie Kittle and her son Landon, Andrea Kittle and son Jackson, Brandon (Chassidy) Kittle and his sons Landyn, Hudson, Paxton and Jensen; son; Matthew (Dianna) Seng of Fairfield, IL and sons Brian and Nicholas; son, Joseph Seng DVM (wife Jane Stimac Seng DVM) of Huntley, IL and their children Mathew and Anna. Edward was also blessed with six great grandchildren. Edward was preceded in death by his parents and his sister. He is survived by his brothers Thomas and Robert in south Florida, numerous cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews and their families.

A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371
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