The History of Seelye Ford

Loyalty and leadership built the strong foundation of Seelye Ford. During World War II, our founder, Donald J Seelye, served in the United States Marine Corps. While courageously fighting for our freedom in the Battle of lwo Jima, Don was severely wounded in combat. While recovering at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, Don received a purple heart and personal visit from President Harry S. Truman, thanking him for his sacrifice. Donald J Seelye, passed away in 1997, and his discipline, commitment to serving others and attention to detail still thrive in our dealership today.


Donald J Seelye’s pledge to being involved and giving back to our community has always been a priority. This deep community involvement has been passed down from generation to generation by his sons, Mike and Pat Seelye, and grandson, Mickey Seelye. With Mike Seelye’s vision and leadership, this year marks the 25-year anniversary celebrating the Donald J Seelye and Steven Little Tyler Memorial Golf Classic. Proceeds from this event are distributed to the American Cancer Society for continued research and financial assistance for those in need.