|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1971|
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 2008|
Sean was born in Philadelphia and raised in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania where he attended public school. A graduate of Lancaster High School; he also attended the Moore Institute of Art developing his skills in charcoal artwork.
Sean enjoyed camping as a Boy Scout in his younger years. He was on the wrestling team and enjoyed playing field hockey. Sean loved to travel and hoped to re-visit Thailand, a land whose culture touched his heart. He loved sharing lively dinners with his family. Despite his hectic schedule he successfully balanced his home and work life. When there was free time, he enjoyed ice skating, going to the movies, and participating in online gaming competitions.
After graduating Sean worked locally at the telephone company, a popular food chain, and an auto parts store. Unable to find his niche, he moved to California hoping to put his creative talents to work in the movie industry. When that didn't pan out he found employment at a Los Angeles specialty shop where he used his talents to create unique hospitality baskets promoting movie premiers and as performer gifts for The Forum. Seven years later, he joined the Starbucks Coffee Company as a store manager until his return to Philadelphia in 2001. His employment at Starbucks continued up to the time of his death. Sean loved everything about Philadelphia; the history, the landmarks, the energy, diversity and especially the people. Sean was involved with many humanitarian efforts including working with Greater Philadelphia Cares, painting schools and mentoring in their after school program in North Philadelphia. As an avid volunteer; he collected food for the Share Warehouse Food Bank, participated in the AIDS Dining out for Life program, and planted trees with the Urban Tree Organization. He was a veteran fundraiser; promoting breast cancer and Alzheimer's awareness.
After his murder, Starbucks commissioned a memorial mural depicting Sean's dedication to volunteerism. The mural is displayed in the store he managed at 13th & Market Streets. Starbucks also opened a learning center in Sean's memory aptly named "Sean's Space". The Delco Chapter of POMC provided garden space at the Chichester Living Memorial Garden where Sean's story of a life well lived is honored. Friends describe Sean as being a polite and gentle soul, funny, clever, caring, loved, devoted, loyal and the best friend you could ever hope to have. He possessed the unique talent of listening without judging or interrupting and he encouraged everyone to follow their dream. Sean's integrity and high character of doing the right thing, just because it was the right thing, guided him through life.
Sean proposed to the love of his life just 3 days before his murder. Their hopes and dreams were shattered in a cold, dark subway concourse. Their long awaited dream of having a big family will never happen, nor will their happily ever after. Although his presence will be greatly missed, his memory and that impact he left on all of us will be forever cherished.
From the Parents of Murdered Children website
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Created by: GraveGirl
Record added: Apr 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25784905
I hope you had a happy 45th birthday with your Uncle Tom.|
Added: Dec. 16, 2016
Such a senseless death. So sorry this happened to you.|
Added: Jun. 8, 2016
Remembered today. Hard to believe it's six years, and a Wednesday again.|
Added: Mar. 26, 2014
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