Kim (Colin) Seymour

Profile Updated: June 19, 2009
Residing In: SAN JOSE, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Marcie Gugenheim
Occupation: writer/editor
Children: None
Yes! Attending Reunion

After 33 years of editing and writing for daily newspapers, I got laid off in 2007 from the San Jose Mercury News, which I joined in 1983. I also worked at newspapers in St. Johnsbury, Vt., Corpus Christi and Dallas, Texas, and Bellevue, Wash. My wife also worked at three of those papers. I still review theater and classical music for the Mercury News. I also sing top tenor with UC-Berkeley alums in an octet, the Bear-A-Tones, and I am the SF Boxing Examiner on I have established a so-far unsuccessful obituary writing/editing enterprise,, and am still seeking a publisher for my two books.

School Story:

Arranging singing commercials with Tom Davis, Diane Solomon and Peggy Bush on Pappy's P.A. system remains my fondest memory, along with my participation on quick-recall teams with Ann Bartsch, Patricia Wright Rolin, Dave Edmonds, John Tillman. Lamar Faulkner and Phil Bartsch. Tom Davis, Steve Crone and I were on one of South's last rally squads to include males (our patient teammates were Georgia Chinn, Cora Gangware, Kim Kyle, Kathy Mason, Joyce Bakalar and Debra Walker). And three years of choir, of course, along with a year of Southernaires. And I was editorial page editor of the newspaper, the Clypian, one of three papers on which I was an editorial writer. I wish I had been as creative in high school as I have become.

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Sep 29, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Aug 03, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Thanks for all you've done for the reunion this summer. Looking forward to connecting again :)

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Jul 21, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Posted on: Jun 04, 2019 at 5:13 PM

Highlights of the past 10 years:
-Three years of part-time copy-editing at the San Francisco Chronicle.
-Two years as president of a large branch of the California Writers Club, after two years as programming chair.
-A resurgence in our vocal octet, the Bear-A-Tones following four members’ deaths. I’ve been in the group since 2003.
-Three years in a top-tier choral group of about 50, with performances including a one-off collaboration with a major symphony orchestra. (We sang the Faure Requiem)
-My composition of 23 songs during a 16-month span for a musical theater project called Old Flames. Getting this project off the ground is my chief preoccupation these days.
-Wife Marcie and I have been together 40 years and married 29. We own a home in Silicon Valley.

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Sep 29, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Kim (Colin) Seymour has left an In Memory comment for John Thomas.
Feb 13, 2018 at 4:33 PM

   John and I became buddies when we were the only juniors in our biology class. He had a twin brother, Bob. You could tell the red-haired twins apart because John parted his hair on the left and Bob parted his on the right. 

   The twins had just transferred from Klamath Falls, a tough move for sports fans during the era of the Brosterhous brothers and Mike Keck. The Thomas brothers transported me to two memorable sets of games at the state high school basketball tournament (which didn’t include South that year). We saw K.U. (which is how they referred in brief to Klamath Union) win an epic game against a Washington High team that featured Willie and Charles Stoudamire and future Willamette star Doug Holden. The next night, the Cinderella  team from McNary beat K.U. en route to a title that I think some of us at South enjoyed a lot more than might have been expected.

  John shared my passion for off-color jokes, and the one I always remembered from him was a quip: “If you don’t believe in flying saucers, don’t goose the waitress.”

  I lost track of the twins after high school, but I’m glad to hear John was living in Southern Oregon and was active, even though it’s hard to take when someone dies too young.

Sep 29, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Sep 29, 2016 at 4:33 AM
Feb 11, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Debbie was always fun-loving, and although she went out of her way to be seen as naughty, I have nothing but pleasant memories of her, especially from the Judson years. Although cancer took her from us too soon, she did have a good life, as the obituary (link below) clearly shows.



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