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Robert W. (Bob) Seitz was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on December 6, 1919 the son of Earl and Cora Seitz. He died in Chester, Connecticut on August 16, 2013. He is survived by Maxine, his wife of over 70 years, their two children, Victoria Jones of Guilford and Douglas Seitz of Phoenix, six grandchildren, Jesse, Jennifer, Andrew, Michelle, Ashley, Alexander, and two great-grandchildren, Ian and Adam. Bob and his younger sister Kay grew up in Clinton, Iowa during the depression. He attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa where he met Maxine. The day after graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering, he married Maxine on June 14, 1942, the next day he entered the Army. Bob served in Burma and was honorable discharged with a rank of Major at the end of the War. Bob then went to work for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received promotions which took him and Maxine from Cincinnati to Chicago, New Jersey, Boston, Kansas City, and then back to Cincinnati in 1964 as the Head of the Central Manufacturing Division of the Company. Bob retired from P&G in 1984, and served as an auxiliary police officer for the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill. After his retirement from the Indian Hill Rangers at age 75, he took courses in Industrial Security and subsequently passed the test given by the American Society for Industrial Security to become a Certified Protection Professional at age 81. Bob was also active for many years in the Defense Orientation Conference Association (DOCA), a civilian nonprofit organization which provides and encourages continuing education on matters of national security and defense. A memorial reception was held at Chester Village West in Chester, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to DOCA, 9271 Old Keene Mill Rd, Suite 200, Burke, VA 22015. Arrangements in care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford, Connecticut 06437. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit:
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Aug. 29, 2013