SEYMOUR PHILIP HOGAN age 65. June 5, 2013. Dear husband of Julie Ann (Pastula) Seymour for 41 years, 9 months, and 15 days. Cherished children, Ann Seymour, Maureen (James) Nelson, and Patrick (Amelia) Seymour. Loving brother of Mary Beth (Mario) Ialongo and the late Bill Seymour. Visitation at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Avenue, Novi 248-348-1800 Sunday 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. In state Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Road, Novi from 10:30 am until time of funeral liturgy 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation www.melanoma.org/ or Forgotten Harvest www.forgottenharvest.org/ or Capuchin Soup Kitchen www.cskdetroit.org/. Online condolences to www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
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Phil Seymour was a GIANT of a man in every respect......from one of his many friends, I send the family my heartfelt condolences.
Dear Phil, You and I both knew that God didn’t make everyone equal. Sometimes he put a little extra effort into someone for whatever reason and he did that with you. He made you special. He gave you an awareness of who you were, where you were, and how to live life with pride and a purpose. Never once did we meet when I didn’t walk away thinking to myself, “I got to be more like him”. We’ll miss you big guy………………..
Phil, You were always kindhearted, loving, thoughtful, a spirited soul, and a gifted athlete. "There is a hole in the world."
I am deeply saddened and shocked to have learned about Phil's passing. We were classmates at Salesian Catholic. Although I saw Phil only a few times over the years,I was honored to count him as a friend during our high school years. May God bless his family and give them the strength to weather these diffcult times.
Julie, You have my deepest sympathy. Ever since we were classmates together at Salesian High School in Detroit, he has been a good, close friend. He would hitchhike, on Woodward, Ave, to school every day and then back home to Berkley after football or basketball practice. He was a man of principle and integrity. When you lost your son at his birth, I was there for you both, I wish that I could be there for you now. I will never forget that occasion as it was a precursor of my own nephew's infant funeral a few years later. I also remember coming out to your house and cooking dinner for your family on his 30 day anniversary, Phil's parents also stopped in that night. I will never forget Phil because due to my sister, Tina's puppy-love crush over him in high school, I now have a nephew, Philip (one "L" please), who is named after him. Even is high school, he was a solid citizen and a good friend. Now, while parted from us, he can finally get to know his son who we buried within the week of his birth. I will be saying mas for Phil, and your intentions, tomorrow. Fr. Dave Franco, O.S.F.S.
In all the years that my family and I had the honor to call Phil a friend it was a very common occurrence for one of us to say "man, Phil really is the best.", and I know that we will continue to feel that way thanks to the memories we hold in our hearts.
Phil was a true gentleman in every sense of the word.
So sad to hear. Great lawyer, but even better simply as a person. My condolences to his family. I will miss him.
Rest in Peace
Julia, I am so sorry about Phil. He was such a great guy and I will always remember our trip to Baltimore to visit you two after you got married. Our deepest sympathy on this tragic loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your old friend Pam
Dear Julie, I am deeply saddened to learn about Phil. It has been many years since we shared so many wonderful events together in college but they remain as treasured memories always. My heart goes out to you and your family. I know that it has been a long and difficult road. Love, Jeanne
A great friend and teammate
Phil was my opponent and my friend. He was a real gentleman and I will miss him.
My lawyer and my friend for many years, you will be missed. Rest in peace
i used to clean the office in royal oak mr seymour was a nice man to chat with and share a joke or two i miss those days
I remember Phil as a classmate and football teammate while at Salesian. Back then he always seemed more centered, more mature than the rest of us, or at least me. I admired him and feel grateful for knowing him, even if for a short time. You and your family will be in my prayers.