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SEIL - Donald Amandus Passed away September 15, 2015 in Westlake, Ohio while visiting his daughter. He was a retired Technical Service Manager for BF Goodrich in Avon Lake, OH and its successor, Zeon Chemicals USA, Inc. in Louisville, KY. He was born in in Buffalo, New York and worked as a Chemist in the rubber industry for over 40 years. He started his career at US Rubber Company, Cheektowaga, NY and held various positions at Schenuit Rubber Co., Baltimore MD, and Nassua Chemicals and Acme Hamilton in Trenton, NJ, before joining BF Goodrich in 1978. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Life Member and Past Post Quartermaster of VFW Post 1170, Louisville, KY, a member of the American Legion Post 180 in Louisville, KY and a Life Member and Former Post Officer of AMVETS Post 22 in Vermilion, OH. He was also a KY Colonel and Amateur Radio Operator KE4HOM. He was a member Emeritus of the American Chemical Society, Rubber Division, former member of ASTM, Rubber Manufacturers Association and various local Rubber Groups throughout the USA. He authored or co-authored many technical publications presented to the above organizations as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan and Canada. He lectured several times at the University of Akron on Oil and Chemical Resistant Polymers.
Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Delores (Dee); sons, Frank Phillips, Jr. of NY and Dennis Phillips of NJ, and a daughter, Sheree Laborie and her husband Gregory Laborie of OH; a brother, Lawrence of NY and sisters, Ann Marie McKee of CA, Virginia Wolski of NY; three granddaughters, Nicole of NY, Amber of FL and Alicia of FL and many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents Amandus and Anna and a sister, Dolores Gruzcka. Visitation will be at 1 PM with Services following at 2 PM on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral and Cremation Center, 1100 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst, OH. In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions made to the AMVETS National Service Foundation, Online condolences may be left for the family at

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