Robert Seymour | Obituaries | Cumberland Times News
Robert Curtis Seymour
March 4, 1929 –
April 26, 2022
Robert Curtis Seymour, known to all as Bob, Papa or Pappy, passed away quietly at 93 while at home in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 28, 2022.
He was born on March 4, 1929 in West Virginia.
Early on, he had to go to work at B&O Railroad to help his mother and siblings.
He later lied about his age and joined the US Army in 1946.
He served with the paratroopers (yes, he jumped from perfectly good planes) as a squad leader in post-war Japan.
He returned home and began working at PPG Glass, where he remained until his retirement in 1986.
There he served as a long-time union representative, which he considered his greatest achievement.
He expanded his skills and built two houses by hand – one for his mother and another for his family.
After retiring, he and Wanda moved to Naples, Florida, where he built another home and enjoyed the beach life.
He was married to Geraldine Brant from 1955 until her untimely death. They had a daughter, Pam Gartzke.
In 1972, he met and married Wanda Bennett Miller. They remained a devoted couple until his death.
With her, he gained two stepchildren, Brad and Tara. They had a son together, Todd.
He is survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and countless friends.
He lived a full life, with abundant and cherished friends and a loving family.
He was readily available to help with any projects around his loved one’s homes and to volunteer his time when needed.
He will be greatly missed.
There will be a celebration of his life at the Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach on Friday, May 6.
Published on May 1, 2022
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