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Anthony William Seyer

October 17, 1923 to October 27, 2013 -


Anthony William SeyerAnthony William Seyer died at home surrounded by his family on Oct. 27, 2013, just ten days after reaching his 90th birthday.

A resident of Lake Oswego since 1981, Tony was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada, to William F. Seyer, PhD. and Blanche (nee Le Blanc) Seyer. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-med at the University of British Columbia and served in the Canadian Reserve Officer’s Training Corps. After World War II, he immigrated to the United States with his family, residing in Los Angeles, where he met and married Josephine “Dody” Clancy, formerly of Vancouver, BC. They first lived in Puerto Rico, where two of their five children were born, then moved to Connecticut, where the younger three children were born, and where they raised their family. While living in Connecticut, Mr. and Mrs. Seyer became U.S. citizens.

Upon retiring, the couple briefly moved to Southern California and then settled in Lake Oswego. Mr. Seyer joined family members in Los Angeles and Puerto Rico to help start and build the Papermate Pen Company. He later was executive vice president of manufacturing for the Schick Safety Razor Company, headquartered in Connecticut. Mr. Seyer traveled the world establishing operations in Europe, South America and Asia, helping to turn the company’s products into international brands. He later became vice president of Warner Lambert after the Fortune 500 company acquired Schick.

Passionate about art, Mr. Seyer studied at the Art Center College of Design in California and at the Art Student League in New York. His paintings and sculptures grace private homes and parks in the United States and Canada. His other passions included building stone walls, skiing (he was often the oldest skier on Mt. Hood), hiking (all over the world), animals (especially cats), opera, trains, and current affairs. He loved visiting the natural wonders of Oregon and nearby states and provinces.

However, his biggest passion was his family. He was a steadfast and loving husband and a wonderful father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Seyer is survived by his wife, Josephine (Dody); five children, Loretta, Michelle, Taryn, Lawrence and Madalyn; one granddaughter, Annelise; and his sister Rose Pierson. His brothers, John and Frank, predeceased him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 A.M. Nov.12, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Oswego, where he was a parishioner for 32 years.

Remembrances may be made to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church or the American Heart Association.