Robert F. Seaton, Nov. 28, 1930 – March 7, 2020. Beloved husband of Jean for 66 years, loving father of Scott (Diana) Seaton and the Rev. Dr. Sandy (the late Rev. Lee) Seaton-Todd. Cherished grandfather of William, Caroline, and John Robert (“Jack”) Seaton, and Sarah, Scott, MacKenzie, Richard, and Robert Seaton-Todd. Devoted brother of the late Rev. Donald Seaton, Kenneth Seaton, and Sandra Michel. Blessed son of Donald W. and Lucille Seaton.
Bob grew up in Hancock in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and graduated in Civil Engineering from Michigan Tech where he was president of student government. He earned an MBA from Stanford University. Beginning as a bank teller at Palo Alto Savings (CA), he moved on to become VP of First Western Savings (Las Vegas NV), Sr. VP of The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, and retired as CEO of Cardinal Federal Savings Bank (Cleveland).
Bob was committed to civic leadership, including the Orange Senior Center, United Way, Clean-Land, Ohio, Planned Giving Systems, Inc., Leadership Cleveland, Lutheran Housing Corporation, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, and as a Trustee, Elder, or Clerk of Session at his various churches around the country. Over the years he was active in the Union Club, The Country Club, Mentor Harbor Yacht Club, and Mayfield Village Racquet Club.
Serving as a Naval Officer at the Pentagon during the Korean War, Bob retired from the Naval Reserve after 20 years. He loved to sail, travel, read, golf, and play tennis. The Seatons lived in Pepper Pike for 43 years, and for the last 4 years at Breckenridge Village in Willoughby.
The memorial service will be at Church of the Western Reserve on Saturday, July 25 at 10:30 AM. Masks and social distancing will be required.
For those preferring not to come to the service due to the pandemic, the service will be live streamed on the home page at www.cwr.church and on Church of the Western Reserve’s Facebook. After the service is over, the video of the live stream will remain on Church of the Western Reserve’s Facebook, YouTube, and website.
For those wishing to make a donation in Bob’s memory, the family suggests the Robert F. Seaton Memorial Fund at Church of the Western Reserve. Donations may be mailed to the church or given online at www.cwr.church/donations.