Robert W. ‘Bill’ Seawell |

Robert W. ‘Bill’ Seawell

Robert W. "Bill" Seawell died March 29 in Aspen. An April 30 memorial service is planned in Baltimore; Bill's friends in Aspen will celebrate his life at a later date.

Robert W. “Bill” Seawell, 69, passed away Tuesday, March 29, at his residence in Aspen. Bill was born in Baltimore, the fifth child in a family of 13. He grew up in Turner Station, Md., and attended Sollers Point High School for several years; however, he graduated from Burlington High in Campton, N.J. Bill then graduated from LaSalle University, in Philadelphia, with a bachelor’s degree in pre-med. He then attended Howard University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., for two years.

Bill was an adventurous traveler who moved to Aspen in the winter of 1969-70. He was an avid outdoor man who loved the mountains; he was a cross-country skier, snowshoer, hiker, distance runner, windsurfer and swimmer. Bill was an advocate to anyone in need of help.

With his insatiable intellect, he was a prolific free-spirited individual who esteemed the outdoors. He loved people and was a stranger to no one.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia H. Seawell; his sisters Barbara, Peggy, Marion and Jeanette; and his brother Herbert. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Griffin; sisters Constance V. Franklin and Betty E. Seawell; brothers Leroy J., Marco D., Joseph and Jesse Seawell; grandchildren Jimmie F., Cherita R. and Christina Y. Ware; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.A memorial service will be held on April 30 in Baltimore. A memorial service for Bill’s friends in Aspen will be scheduled at a later date.

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