DANBURY - Family and friends on Thursday will celebrate the life of former teacher and City Council member Gregg Seabury, who died on Saturday at 67.

A funeral is planned at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bethel.

Viewing hours were set from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home in Danbury.

“Gregg was admired and well-respected as a longtime teacher in the Danbury school system,” his obituary read. “Known to his students as Superman, due to his resemblance to Christopher Reeves ... [h]e was the kind of teacher who connected with his students on a personal level and created friendships that would continue throughout their lifetimes.”

Seabury, a Republican who was first elected to the City Council in 2003, was the majority leader.

His death came so close to Tuesday’s election that the city decided to leave his name on the ballot, in spite of a state law stating his name either had to be removed or replaced with another candidate.

The issue wound up being moot because Seabury finished low in the voting, officials said.

His family asked for contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675 or to the Danbury High School Basketball Scholarship Fund, 43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, Conn., 06811.