Robert Eugene Seymour

Jul 26, 1932 - Feb 5, 2020


On February 5, 2020, Major (USAF ret. ) Robert Eugene “Gene” Seymour, loving father and grandpa, peacefully passed away at the age of 87. He was born on July 26, 1932 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi to John and Grace (Renes) Seymour. He became a Navigator in the US Air Force. He married Nordine Walery in 1955 and they raised three daughters and two sons.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Grace Seymour; his siblings Burnadette M, Mary Josephine, Narvin Joseph, John Henry, Yvonne Gloria, Vernon Francis, and Dorothy Mae; his beloved wife Nordine, and his eldest daughter Robin Peterson.

He is survived by his sister Shannon Lucretia, his children Tina Markowski, Mark Seymour, Dawn Costa, and Robert Seymour and 13 grandchildren-Iris Peterson, Bonnie Peterson, Naomi Wilson, Carl Peterson; Brendan and Andrew Markowski; Fred and Lauren Seymour; Lance, Drake and Sheldon Costa; and Aidan and Dylan Seymour; and 9 great grandchildren-Joseph and Robin Meltzer; Brody and Autumn Costa; Owen and Atlas Wilson; Hudson and Birkley Costa; and Athena Peterson.

Gene faithfully served 20 years in the US Air Force and retired as a Major in 1971. He was the heart of his family, an eternal humorist, passionate about his Catholic faith, and a friend to everyone he ever met.

A Vigil/Rosary service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm, at St. Francis Catholic Church located at 1066 26th St, Sacramento, CA 95816
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:00 am, at the same location. A reception will immediately follow Mass.
Graveside committal services will be at 2:15 pm on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, located at 6509 Fruitridge Rd, Sacramento, CA 95820 .

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Francis of Assisi Parish (designate Steps Ministry-In Memory of Robert Seymour), 1066 26th St, Sacramento, CA 95816 or online at


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