Official Obituary of

Robert "Red Top" Sebastian

February 14, 1945 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Robert Sebastian Obituary

Beloved husband of Donna.

Loving father of Patty (Bob), John (Kelley) and Barbara "Bob".

Dear brother of John (the late Louise) Sebastian.

Cherished grandfather of Christopher (Danielle), Matthew (Kristen), Cory (Stacy), Jeremy, Casey, Carlie, Jessica (Ricardo), Clay and Hunter and great-grandfather of 12.

Visitation Tuesday, September 5, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home 836 N. Main Street, Royal Oak.  

Fraternal Order of Eagles Service at 6:30 p.m. 

Visitation Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Woodside Bible Church - Warren Campus 27300 Hoover Road, Warren.

Funeral Service to begin at 11:00 a.m. 

Memorial luncheon to follow at Church.

Private family burial at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are to Gift of Life Michigan 3861 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48108.

If writing a check, please make sure write in the memo: Robert Sebastian 


Robert Sebastian, affectionately known as Papa, Pa, Red, Red Top, Dad, Daddy, Bob, and everyone’s  number 1 fan. 

He was born on February 14, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan. His journey through life was filled with love, laughter, and an unwavering commitment to his family and friends. 

Robert's early years were marked by adventures and mischievous escapades with his brother John and giving their mother Myrtle a run for her money. 

It was during this time that he crossed paths with the love of his life, Donna, and their love story became legendary. They shared 56 beautiful years together, and he often joked that Donna had proposed to him on one knee, a testament to their playful bond.

A man of boundless knowledge and expertise, Robert dedicated his career to the automotive industry. There wasn't a car he didn’t know, earning him the title of top salesman numerous times. His dedication and work ethic were unparalleled.

Beyond his professional achievements, Robert's heart belonged to his family. He cherished every moment spent with his large, loving family and took immense pride in his role as a the best papa. He enjoyed fishing, attending countless sporting events, passionately supporting Michigan State University, and being a cherished member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for over 50 years. His love extended to his numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, all of whom held a special place in his heart.

Robert's character was a beacon of light. He was known for his generosity, his infectious laughter that could make anyone cry tears of joy, and his ability to fill any room with warmth and energy. He had a unique gift for making people smile, laugh, and making friends with anyone. 

His values and beliefs were unwavering. He believed in giving 100%, building a loving family, working hard, providing for his loved ones, and that one's character spoke volumes. Robert's motto, "I'm glad you got to meet me," was a testament to his humor and his ability to make everyone feel special, especially his beloved Donna. 

He brought smiles to countless faces, cheered on not only his own children and grandchildren but also all the children on their teams. He treated everyone with respect and kindness, leaving a lasting impact on everyone he encountered. 

Red’s legacy is one of love, family, and making a difference in the lives of those around him. He will forever be remembered for his unwavering love, his role in building an extraordinary family, and his continued support, even from heaven, as our number one fan. Robert Sebastian's memory will live on in our hearts, a reminder of the profound impact one person can have on the lives of many. 

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