MELROSE -- Robert Andrew Seffernick, 17, Melrose, died March 5, 2014, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.
He was born in Paulding, Ohio, on October 24, 1996, the son of Jeanne Seffernick and Mark Seffernick. Robbie was in the junior class at Wayne Trace High School and Vantage Vocational School. He was employed by Coopers Walnut Ridge Facility and had previously worked for Porter Auction.
He had a love for hunting, spending time with his grandfathers, friends and family, telling original stories and working. He had a long desire to be a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Robbie is survived by his parents, Jeanne (Shawn Gribble) Seffernick of Melrose and Mark (Tina) Seffernick, Lima; sister, Courtney (Ashton Duer) Seffernick, Melrose; stepsiblings, Samantha Boyd and Jennifer Boyd, both of Arlington, and Jamie Williams of Lima; grandparents, John and Sue Guyton of Melrose, and Steve Seffernick, Delphos; great-grandparents, Myrtle Seffernick and Jean Ott, both of Delphos, and Rolland and Mary Porter, Grover Hill; uncles, John (Kalyn Miller) Guyton Jr. of Wetzel, Joe Guyton of Melrose, David (Ruby Ann) Seffernick of Lima, and Chuck Davis, Paulding; aunts, Maggie Guyton of Oakwood, and Pamela Law of Louisville, Ky.; stepnephew, John Andrew Boyd; and cousins, Trista, Allison, Kelsey, Selena, Jordan, Nathan, Jericho, Addie Jo Guyton and Corey Adkins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Linda Seffernick; and great-grandfathers, Alfred Seffernick, Chester Ott, and Homer and Methel (McCullough Aldrich) Guyton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, at Dupont Church of the Brethren, Dupont, Ohio. Burial will follow in Little Auglaize Cemetery, Melrose. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today, March 9, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Monday at the church.
Donations may be made to the junior class at Wayne Trace High School. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.