Robert Henry Seeman

14 novembre 19328 avril 2021

Robert Henry Seeman passed away April 8, 2021 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.  He was born November 14, 1932 in the Bronx, NYC to William and Betty (Nekritz) Seeman.  He grew up in Queens, NYC and attended Queens College.  After graduation, he served as a Medic with the US Army in Korea.  After leaving the Army, he studied at the University of Michigan and received a Master's degree in Speech Pathology.      In 1958, he started working with the Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities retiring 34 years later in 1992.  While at CPHA, he spent some time working with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and published a report in 1989.  After retirement, he worked in maintenance at two local housing complexes.      In 1957, he married Bettie Bandos from that union, two daughters were born; Sonia Tamar Seeman and Tanya Seeman. In 1980, he married Marina (née Joann Wiedman). All survive him.      Bob was very active in Ann Arbor Civic Theatre for several decades.  He worked mostly backstage designing and building sets. Together with his close friend, Joseph Medrano, he won several awards designing sets through AACT and other local theater groups. He also served as the President of AACT on two occasions.  He was also on the Board of the Comic Opera Guild for several years.      Bob and his wife, Marina, enjoyed theatrical performances. Traveling the U.S. and overseas destinations including visiting his daughters in California, New York City, and Turkey.  They also visited the Caribbean, Canada, France, Switzerland, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.     A graveside service will be held at Washtenong Memorial Park at 11:00 am on Sunday, April 11, 2021.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, Temple Beth Emeth, the Comic Opera Guild or another good cause.       In addition to his wife and daughters, and former wife, Bob is survived by his Grandson; Alexander Padden, his cousin; Sara Seeman Falk Zitelli, his brother-in-law; Duane (Elizabeth) Wiedman, niece; Debra (Ed) Wiedman-Clawson, nephew; Darren (Nancy) Wiedman and five grand nieces.



Robert Henry Seeman


Christina Tabaczka

16 mai , 2021

I grew up with Bob Seeman, I spent my childhood surrounded by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre people, in the old building on West Washington and Lydia Mendelssohn theater. My parents were Gerald and Helga Hover, who were very involved with Civic. Bob spoke at my Dad's memorial service in 2012, I was so touched by his memories of my father. He spoke about how the building on West Washington was acquired and my Dad's instrumental role in the purchase. Bob and Bettie Seeman were a constant presence in my childhood, from construction of sets, getting props and the many plays and musicals put on by Civic in the 1960s. My mother was in almost every musical in the era, dancing with Bettie. I treasure these memories. Sending my deepest condolences to the Seeman family.

Anna Rossini

25 avril , 2021

To the Family of Robert Henry Seeman:

On behalf of the Administration, Faculty and Staff of Queens College, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family.

May he Rest in Peace.

Becky Fox

16 avril , 2021

Oh Marina. I am so sorry. I always liked Bob. He was a funny funny man. Please take care of yourself and feel free to call me if you need anything