Chapter Eternal: Seth Boyer ’18

Seth Michael Boyer ’18 (1996-2023) passed away peacefully in his home on May 24, 2023, at the age of twenty-seven, after a courageous nine-month battle with brain cancer. He was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, on March 16, 1996, the son of Ronald and Charisse (St Germain) Boyer. Seth was a graduate (2014) of De La Salle High School in Warren, Michigan, and earned two degrees from the University of Michigan: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (2018) and a Master’s in Physiology (2020). While at Michigan, Seth was the lead author on a published and peer reviewed paper as part of his research on pancreatic cancer. Seth loved learning and was one semester from completing his MBA at the time of his death. He was employed by Lear Corporation where he was supported by many long-time family friends and colleagues. Friends and family remember Seth for his sense of humor, his brilliant mind, his fondness for travel – having visited nearly every country in Europe, his dance skills – having danced competitively throughout his youth, his commitment to Delta Chi fraternity where he served as Vice President, and for the love and friendship he gave to so many people. Seth especially enjoyed watching South Park and other work by its authors, including the Broadway and International play, “The Book of Mormon” which Seth saw On Broadway, in London as well as Detroit. Seth is survived by his parents; his fiancée Erin Bookout (to whom Seth’s family extend their love and deep appreciation for the devotion, and support she offered Seth during his illness); his sisters Ana and Lola; his grandmother Bonnie Boyer; his grandparents Harold and Mary St Germain; several loving cousins; and many aunts and uncles: Randy and Sharon Boyer, Jason and Nicole Permenter, Edward and Diana Krease, James and Dawn Powers, Brian St Germain, and James Draper. Seth was predeceased by his grandfather (who he knew as Papa) Ronald Boyer.

Visitation was held at 5:00 pm. Tuesday May 30th, 2023, at Wujek – Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 54880 Van Dyke Ave. Shelby Township, MI. The Funeral Liturgy followed Wednesday May 31st at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 54045 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Township. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to University of Michigan Neuro-Oncology Gift Fund (in memo line if by check) at:!/give/basket/fund/335205?keyword=neuro or by check mailed to:

Michigan Medicine Office of development, Attention: Allison Clark
777 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 650
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-3268.

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