Philbin Comeau Funeral Home in Clinton MA
funeral home clinton ma a life of celebration home logo
  176 Water Street  |  Clinton, MA 01510  |  Phone: 978-365-6872


The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of James Segar can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for James Segar

James  Segar
Lancaster-James H. Segar, 84, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Mary Lou (Claypool) Segar; two daughters, Jamie Segar Daum & husband Michael of Niles, MI; and Laurie Segar-Collins & husband Mark of Sterling; his brother, John Segar and family; 5 grandchildren, Steve Daum & wife Shelly, Christopher Daum & wife Chelsea, Daniel Daum, Seamus Collins and Karleigh Collins; 2 great-grandchildren, Colton and Shae Lynn Daum and a 3rd on the way, nieces, nephews, extended family, many colleagues, and dear friends.  He is predeceased by siblings Glen, Hilda, and Dale. 
James was born in Lee Township, Michigan, son of the late Fred & Lela (Gray) Segar. He graduated as class valedictorian from Battle Creek Academy in 1956 and was the National Voice of Democracy Award recipient.  He achieved his undergraduate degree from Andrews University and continued studies to obtain Master’s degrees in Business Education and Business Administration from Central Michigan University and the University of Maryland.  Throughout his distinguished career as an educator, Mr. Segar served as an Administrator and Professor of Business at several secondary schools, colleges, and universities; notably Southern Adventist University, Asia-Pacific International University, Atlantic Union College, Washington Adventist University, South Lancaster Academy, Great Lakes Adventist Academy, and Wisconsin Academy.  Jim held membership with numerous professional affiliations and was recognized for many achievements throughout his career.  He enjoyed travel, had a vast knowledge and great interest in history, was an accomplished vegetable gardener, photographer, and faithful fan of the Red Sox and Patriots.  Above all, he was a devoted family man, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Funeral services will be held privately under the direction of the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton.  Online condolences may be placed at 

Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos
Share by: