Obituary of William Edward Seiden
William Edward Seiden
February 8, 1946 – August 22, 2022
The family of William “Bill” Seiden sorrowfully report his passing away on August 22, 2022 on Hilton Head Island, SC due to complications of a kidney transplant. Bill was born February 8, 1946 to Harold and Ruth (Stulman) Seiden in Jersey City, NJ. A date he liked to tell people he shared with his wife, Barbara (Tomassi) Seiden (born in the same hospital, by the same doctor, on the same day, one year apart). They didn’t meet until 22 years later. They were married on June 22, 1968 for 54 years.
Bill’s life was a full and rich one. He spent his teens in Binghamton, NY, then attended Rutgers University and the University of Connecticut Law School. He was a respected lawyer in the Hartford and Avon, CT area for 47 years. Adversaries became clients and clients became friends. In 1978 he opened his own firm, William E. Seiden, P.C. and retired in 2018 to Hilton Head as one of the few sole practitioners left in the profession.
Dogs, specifically German Shepherds were his joy! His family, a round of golf, a few hands of poker with friends, a good cigar, cars and a fabulous meal made him happiest.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children Jenna N. Seiden and Bastiaan den Braber of Culver City, CA, Jessie (Seiden) and Michael Sartor of Hingham, MA and Dr. Daniel and Brooke Seiden of Hilton Head Island, SC; six grandchildren, William, James and Edward (Teddy) Sartor, Stella, Sullivan and Benjamin Seiden and companion Daisy, our beloved German Shepherd.
The family wishes to thank the Kidney Transplant Team of the Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville), Compassus Hospice Care, Broad Creek Care Center, and Dr. M. Novikov for their care and compassion. Please consider honoring Bill by donating and/or adopting at your local animal shelter or rescue.
Interment will be private. A “Celebration of Life” will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Bostwick Pavilion, Moss Creek, Hilton Head Island, SC. Memorial Service from 12 to 1 pm and reception to follow.