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Bernard "Seth" Kjolseth

May 15, 1950 ~ January 21, 2020 (age 69)


Bernard “Seth” Kjolseth, age 69, a resident of North Berwick, Maine passed from our world on January 21, 2020 with his wife, Astride Balgalvis and his family by his side.  He was born May 15, 1950 to Nora Boston and Bernie Kolseth in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.


Seth grew up and attended school in Wrentham, Massachusetts.  After graduation from King Philip Regional High School in 1967 he joined the U.S. Army spending 2 years in Germany and Washington state. After being honorably discharged in 1972, he went to the University of Massachusetts Boston, receiving his Master’s Degree in 1982.  He spent the next 26 years in the Dorchester and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods of Boston, retiring to his beloved Maine.


As a young man he loved hunting with his father’s rabbit beagles on Cape Cod near Truro.  On a lot of cool Fall mornings, he could be found there with his uncle, Dick Kolseth, cousin Ricky Kolseth, and his dad.  He had a lifelong love of target practice and collecting guns, riding his motorcycle, often owning a couple at a time -- still owning his last and prized BMW.  Another great love of his life was his big dog “Bear” who was a constant companion in his college years.  


He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Astride Balgalvis Kjolseth of  North Berwick; his self-described “favorite” (only) sister Randi Kolseth and her husband Gordon Hubbell of Lincolnton, North Carolina; niece Nora Melanson, her husband Eric and grandnephew Cory James of Crouse, North Carolina; his niece Amy Morgan her daughter grandniece Sarah May Browning of Franklin, North Carolina and his longtime friend/brother Doug Miller of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.


A celebration of Life ceremony is being planned by the family to be held on Wells Beach, Maine in the Spring.  Date and details will be provided at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME.  Condolences may be expressed at


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