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Seibert, Robert "Bob" Robert "Bob" Seibert, 86, a Christian, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, trombonist, composer and arranger, died peacefully in his home on August 22, 2013, of natural causes. He was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, and following high school graduation, joined the US Navy where he served until the end of WW II. In 1949, he enrolled in North Texas State College and after graduation came to Dallas where he wrote for the Liberty Broadcasting System; played in the bands for the Ice Capades, Ringling Brothers Circus and the Martin and Lewis show; worked on the score for the road show of "Porgy and Bess"; wrote charts and played in the band for the Wayne Mack Show (WFAA); wrote, sang and recorded radio and television jingles which were aired in USA including Hawaii. For several summers he taught with the Stan Kenton music camps, at the University of Connecticut, Michigan State University, University of Indiana, the University of Denver and the University of Nevada. In 1960, Bob formed KSM Publishing Company as an outlet for his writing and the writings of other musician friends. Bob composed and arranged hundreds of pieces for stage and marching bands. KSM reached worldwide distribution. After retirement he wrote church music, including a Jazz Mass for an Episcopal church and introits, benedictions and anthems for his church choir. He was a member of Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder, a Stephen Minister, sang in both the choir and the praise band and participated in various committees and many study groups. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jane, daughter Karen Lewis (Tom), son Steven (Lynn), son Mark (Mary), 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church, 6000 S. Hampton Road in Dallas, on Tuesday, August 27, at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts honoring Bob may be made to Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church or a .


Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 25, 2013
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