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Arthur Prosser Seyler

September 9, 1919 ~ March 29, 2019 (age 99)

Obituary

 

ARTHUR P. SEYLER  was the beloved husband of the late Lucile R. Seyler (nee Richey); the dear father of Lucile Conrad (Paul W.) of Sewickley, PA; Leslie S. Hiller (David B.) of Louisville, KY And Arthur P. Seyler (Sy)  (Margaret M.)  of Cincinnati, OH; and dear grandfather of Christina C. Johns (Kenneth), Elizabeth C. LaLomia (David), P. William Conrad, III (Roheena), Cameron P. Seyler, Caroline E. Seyler, Andrew A. Hiller and Charlotte R. Hiller; great grandfather of nine; dear brother of the late Alan T., Fred C. and Albert H. Seyler. 

The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in his name to Kindred Hospice, 4401 Rockside Road, Unit 214, Independence, OH 44131 or the Disabled American Veterans, 1240 East 9th. St., Cleveland, OH 44199. 

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 6th at 11 AM in Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Hts, OH 44118.

A family only Interment will follow in Lake View Cemetery.

FRIENDS MAY CALL AT BROWN-FORWARD, 17022 CHAGRIN BLVD., SHAKER HTS., OH FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH FROM 4-6 PM.

 

 

 

Tribute to Dad with love from Leslie

Dad had a big life. Like so many, the Great Depression, WWII were major events that forged him into a man with (at the VERY least) character and fortitude.  The Army Air Corps, Kent State, his own band, marriage to Mom, kids, racing , Master Builders work and travel,  then grandchildren made up the fabric and joy of his life.

Dad’s life was filled with hard work , humor,  adventure, fun, family and so many blessings.  For me, his greatest legacies were his love for our families and especially his grandchildren,  his integrity, his sense of humor,  his love of animals, his perseverance,  his incredible stories, his love of  America,  and most important his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

 

I have many touching and humorous memories.  These are a few that I would like to share.  Dad, thank you for each one… also for your love, and working so hard to take care and provide for us. 

…turning his pipe upside down in the rain…and holes in many shirts

…Playing Santa Claus for Charlotte and Andrew many years…and adeptly fielding their questions 

…standing on his shoes to dance

…picnic at Shaker Lake with pbj sandwiches

…smell of what he called “gunk” on his hands after working on cars

…Master Builders product samples lining our pantry

…dressed up for evenings out with Mom,  scented with British Sterling and Mom wearing her favorite scent Shalimar

…trips to Buffalo to see “the girls” (his aunts) and have kuchen, Boston coolers, and hugs galore

…wonderful Christmas Eves with family

…movies at the Vogue and a hot fudge sundae at Draeger’s

…leaning over the stick shift to steer while he pretended to fall asleep

…Many wonderful visits with Mom to Pittsburgh, and their visits here

…Edgewater Park fireworks in convertible with Mom

…fireworks at home with a few close calls

…meeting Charlotte and Andrew for the first time , and as they took their first steps

…teaching me physics…righty tighty lefty loosey

…teaching me to drive a stick shift and in snow…including sliding

…staying up all night to write speeches for trip next day

…flying kites

…feeding cardinals and squirrels (he would shake the can of seed and they would come) all of whom were named “Charlie”

…playing with our dogs

…all the wonderful gifts he brought from his travels, including the Airline freebies

…swimming at Uncle Al’s with our Freddie the Frog floaters

…his fondness for champagne “champers” , Buffalo cookies, ice cream and Clark bars

…shadow puppets on the wall at bedtime

…waving from his apartment window, or honking as he left

…He loved the Indians and the Browns

…Dad hated goodbyes…but funny, they were always long

…trips to Baskin Robbins at Cedar and Fairmount

…allowing me to take the C type around the block a few times….by myself

…Driving me back to Miami U in the blizzard of 1977 in a Ford Capri

…Watkins Glen win which we got to see in person

…Big Band music, and teaching me about the incredible timing in the music of Count Basie, and Frank Sinatra

…Cedar Point and the Breakers hotel 

…Dad driving from Cleveland to Louisville many times

…Blowing the check across the restaurant table

… Master Builders company picnics at Euclid Beach

…orange push-up treats at the garage in little Italy

                                                          Expressions

 

“Sleepy tight”

“What a world!” …Dad especially marveled at cell phones

“Don’t buy any green bananas”…on aging

“See you at the races”…

“Of course I want cream and sugar….what other reason is there to drink coffee”…just 2 weeks ago

“This is the best birthday I’ve had since last year” …on his 99th birthday with a big smile and strawberry cake

“Stay Smoochie” at the end of our daily calls.

 

Dad, you said so often “ What a world!”   About you I say,  “What a life!”

And it is just beginning.

I love you Dad, and will think of you and Mom together every day.

Sleepy tight.  Stay Smoochie…until we see each other again.

 

ARTHUR P. SEYLER  was the beloved husband of the late Lucile R. Seyler (nee Richey); the dear father of Lucile Conrad (Paul W.) of Sewickley, PA; Leslie S. Hiller (David B.) of Louisville, KY And Arthur P. Seyler (Sy)  (Margaret M.)  of Cincinnati, OH; and dear grandfather of Christina C. Johns (Kenneth), Elizabeth C. LaLomia (David), P. William Conrad, III (Roheena), Cameron P. Seyler, Caroline E. Seyler, Andrew A. Hiller and Charlotte R. Hiller; great grandfather of nine; dear brother of the late Alan T., Fred C. and Albert H. Seyler. 

The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in his name to Kindred Hospice, 4401 Rockside Road, Unit 214, Independence, OH 44131 or the Disabled American Veterans, 1240 East 9th. St., Cleveland, OH 44199. 

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 6th at 11 AM in Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Hts, OH 44118.

A family only Interment will follow in Lake View Cemetery.

FRIENDS MAY CALL AT BROWN-FORWARD, 17022 CHAGRIN BLVD., SHAKER HTS., OH FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH FROM 4-6 PM.

 

 

 

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Services

American Legion Service
Friday
April 5, 2019

4:00 PM
Brown-Forward Funeral Home
17022 Chagrin Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44120

American Legion Service
Saturday
April 6, 2019

11:00 AM
Fairmount Presbyterian Church
2757 Fairmount Boulevard
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Donations

Kindred Hospice
4401 Rockside Road Unit 214, Independence OH 44131

Disabled American Veterans
1240 East 9th Street, Cleveland OH 44199

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