2016-08-03 / Obituaries

Seth Belson, 51, was beloved In the community

By LES COHEN Katz JCC
Executive Director

Seth Belson, of Cherry Hill, passed away on July 13 at the age of 51, and our community has lost a wonderful person.

He was a true seeker of justice and truth. He was too young to leave us, but his accomplishments were significant. Seth was an attorney of the highest order. He represented those in greatest need, the downtrodden, the underrepresented, the many who other lawyers would have passed by.

He was a passionate man with eclectic interests. An animal lover who became a beekeeper and who shared his love for nature and the outdoors with all who were interested, including the children at the JCC Camps. The outpouring of love and admiration from his friends was incredibly moving and hopefully some comfort to his wife Mary Paula, parents, Elaine and Shelly, his brother Chad, his sister-in-law Robyn and his beloved nephews Brett and Jared.

He was known as the “fish whisperer,” referring to his love and exceptional ability as a fisherman. Even his nickname, “Snake” back in his college days, was because he had a pet snake in his room, reflected on who he was. Seth had a brilliant legal mind, a passion for preserving the environment and a true commitment to Tikun Olam. People liked him and more importantly trusted him. He was a mensch and a great friend. In fact, when he was your friend, you had a friend for life.

We will all miss this very dear person as our thoughts remain with the family.

He was the husband of Mary Paula Millerick. Son of Elaine and Sheldon Belson. Brother of Chad (Robyn) Belson and the late Brian Belson. Uncle of Brett and Jared Belson. Also survived by his Kona and DD. Contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare Assoc., 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 or Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic, www.dogsandcatsdr.com. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. s

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