Richard  Seib

Obituary for Richard Seib

January 9, 1932 - June 20, 2020
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 88

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend


On Saturday, June 20, 2020 surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren, Richard L. Seib, 88 of Avon Lake, OH passed away. His fight against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's guided his way to heaven. He was born January 9, 1932 to parents Max and Bernice (nee Huffman) Seib in Wooster, OH.

Richard joined the U.S. Army in 1955 after graduating and served as a radar operator at one of the Nike Missile Sites in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended Kent State University where he received a Bachelor of Art's degree in Business, with a minor in Economics and Psychology, as well as a chartered life underwriter degree. He was a State Farm agent for the Richard L. Seib Insurance Agency in Lakewood, OH for 41 years. Richard was married to Mary Maxine (nee Smith) for 64 years. They met at a Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity brother's wedding.

He enjoyed swimming, golfing, skiing and scuba diving in the Florida Keys, the Great Barrier Reef, the Georgian Bay, Blue Hole and Lake Erie. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church and attended Avon Lake Presbyterian Church. He was a life-time member of the Avon Oaks Country Club and a long-time member of the Lakewood Kiwanis. After retiring Richard spent the winters in Sun City, Hilton Head.

Richard is survived by his beloved wife Mary (nee Smith); loving children Douglas Seib (Robin), Sandra Seib, and Cynthia Shea (the late Greg); cherished granddaughters Alyson Shea, Natalie Shea, Waverly Hebert, Grace Hebert and Mallory Hebert.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to one of the following: Lakewood YMCA, 16915 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107; Lakewood Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 770405 Lakewood, OH 44107; College Club West Scholarship Foundation, Inc., 31324 Tuttle Dr., Bay Village, OH 44140; Grace Presbyterian Church, 1659 Rosewood Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107; Avon Lake Presbyterian Church, 32340 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH 44012.

In a private ceremony held Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Avon Oaks Country Club, Richard's family paid tribute to him. A Father's Day to remember. 440.933.3202

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Lakewood YMCA
    16915 Detroit Ave
    Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Lakewood Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
    P.O. Box 770405
    Lakewood, OH 44107
  • College Club West Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
    31324 Tuttle Dr
    Bay Village, OH 44140

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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