Robert Henry Seeman

November 14, 1932April 8, 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.


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, April 11, 2021



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Anna Rossini

April 25, 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

April 16, 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