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Peter Seagle

Peter Seagle, 67, of West Bloomfield, died on 20 May 2020.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE on Sunday, 24 May 2020 at 2:00 PM .

Rabbi Joseph Krakoff and Cantor Daniel Gross officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Miriam “Mimi” Berry Seagle; his cherished daughters, Olivia Seagle (Timothy) Brennan and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Seagle; his adored grandchildren, Eliana Seagle Brennan and Nora Berry Brennan; dear brothers, Michael (Carla) Seagle, Frederick (Carla) Seagle and Lance (Mary) Seagle, and brothers-in-law, Larry (Sharon) Berry and Elliott (Campbell Harvey) Berry; and many loving cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

He was the son of the late Barbara Seagle and the late William Seagle. Dedicated son-in-law of Barbara and the late Harold Berry. He was also the loyal brother of the late Linda Seagle and the late Lisa Scott.

Peter grew up with his siblings in Urbana, Illinois. He moved to Tucson, Arizona to attend the University of Arizona, where he met his soulmate, Mimi. Peter graduated in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a lifelong passion for Arizona basketball. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1977 and began practicing law. Peter moved to Michigan with Mimi, Olivia, and Lizzie in 1988 to work for Mimi’s family’s real estate investment and private equity business.

Peter dedicated his career to Mimi’s family’s business endeavors but also made it his business to look after the well-being of family members. He was a devoted husband, father and son-in-law, and made sure that Barbara’s everyday needs were met following Harold’s death. Peter never missed a family member’s birthday, no matter whose side of the family it was, celebrating at a minimum with a heartfelt and humorous card.

Mimi introduced Peter to Judaism, and he took his conversion to Judaism seriously, becoming an active member in the Jewish community, having an adult bar mitzvah, observing Jewish traditions with family and friends and making sure that his children and grandchildren had a Jewish education.

Peter was a lover of history, music, reading, sports, trivia and travel. He enjoyed introducing rock music to his daughters and taking them to concerts. As an avid sports fan, he took pleasure in attending sporting events with family and friends. He also spent many hours actively watching Jeopardy! with his daughter Lizzie. Together, Peter and Mimi enjoyed travelling near and far. They loved taking vacations with family, especially to Tucson, Arizona and Glen Arbor, Michigan and visiting their grandchildren in Chicago.

Peter made it his mission to maintain close relationships with family members, especially his own siblings, and to impart his values of integrity, humility and responsibilityto his daughters. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and hardworking nature. He took pleasure in helping others; when thanked for his compassion, hisresponseoften was “pay it forward.”

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at a future date.

If you would like a link to join the Zoom shiva on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., please send an email to: peterseagleshiva@gmail.com.

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 10.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

In lieu of flowers:

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Peter Seagle may do so by making a contribution to:

Dr. Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic
45580 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48341
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Yad Ezra
2850 W. 11 Mile Rd.
Berkley, MI 48072
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American Friends of Hebrew University
One Battery Park Plaza, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10004
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Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network
6555 West Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
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Cunningham Children's Home
1301 N Cunningham Ave
Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 367-3728
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