Robert L. Seyfert, age 61, died in Colchester, VT on Tuesday, January 13.
Bob was born in Virginia in 1953 and moved with his family to Pennsylvania and then Delaware when he was young. He graduated from Dover High School in 1971, where he was an Eagle Scout and active in school photography and band.
Bob attended the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY, earning a BS & MS in photographic science in 1980. He was an active member of both the RIT Student Safety Unit (SSU) and the service fraternity APO, and president of APO in 1975. He was particularly proud of his contribution to the formation and early years of the student-run campus ambulance service. Bob was later a volunteer member of the Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company of Newark, DE and the Hockessin Fire Company in Hockessin, DE.
He began working for DuPont while still at RIT as an intern at the Rochester Photoproducts Plant and subsequently worked for DuPont in various technical, marketing and sales capacities in Wilmington, DE, Boston, MA, and the Research Triangle Park (Durham), NC. He traveled throughout the world during his 37 year career with DuPont.
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He is survived by his wife, Nancy Smith of Cary, NC; his son, Timothy Seyfert of Burlington, VT; his parents, The Reverend & Mrs. Frederick Seyfert of Hockessin, DE; his brother & sister-in-law, William & Theresa Seyfert of Bear, DE, and his nieces and nephews.
Known to family and friends as a polymath, he was a beloved husband, father, son, uncle and brother. His loss is felt keenly by all who knew him, and most especially by his loving family.
A Funeral Service will be held at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Tallyville at 11:00 am on Friday January 23th, where family and friends are invited to call after 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Barratt’s Chapel Cemetery, Frederica, DE.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations in Bob’s memory to a charity of your choice.
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