Charles N. Seashore, Ph.D.
June 19, 1932 – January 20, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2-4 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley,
One Lawson Road, Kensington CA 94707
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
One Lawson Road
Kensington, California 94707
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Charles N. Seashore, 80, died on January 20,
2013, surrounded by his family at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, CA.
Born June 19, 1932 to Robert and Marjorie Seashore, Charlie grew up in
Wilmette, IL. He graduated from New Trier High School and University of
Colorado and earned his PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Michigan.
In 1957, Charlie went to Bethel, ME as a research assistant at the National Training
Laboratories (NTL) Institute where he met Edith Whitfield. Charlie and Edie
married in 1961. He held faculty positions at Fielding Graduate University,
American University/NTL Masters Program in Organization Development, the
Washington School of Psychiatry, and Johns Hopkins University. He was an
executive coach and an organizational consultant for over 40 years in
Washington D.C. and served as president of the Lewin Institute for Social
Change, Action and Research.
Charlie was best known for his outstanding sense of humor and creativity, his
love of people, and his ability to create a community out of any gathering. He
recently wrote a six-word memoir: "Born to fix - people, things,
situations." Among his many talents were juggling, accordion playing,
unicycle commuting and becoming an Eagle Scout.
Charlie is survived by his wife and treasured collaborator of 55 years, Edie
Seashore; his daughters Becky (May) and Kim (Seashore) and their husbands CJ
May and Jeff Hobson; his brother and sister, Dick and Marjorie Seashore; and
his grandchildren Natalie, Nick, and Ella May and Benjamin and Nathan Seashore
Hobson. He will be remembered and missed by many graduate students, colleagues,
and friends around the world.
Donations in Charlie's memory can be made to scholarship funds in his name at
Fielding Graduate University and NTL Institute. Memorial services will be held
late February in Berkeley, CA; early March in Washington D.C.; and July in