William Bernard "Bill" Seebeck
Czelusniak Funeral Home
173 North Street
Northampton, MA
NORTHAMPTON - William Bernard Seebeck, 65, recently of Northampton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.

William was born in San Francisco, California, to the late Margaret (Symonds) Seebeck and John Seebeck. Bill relocated at the age of three to Midland Beach, Staten Island, New York. He attended St. Margaret Mary School and graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School. At 17, Bill was named Outstanding Catholic Youth in America by the CYO.

He attended Manhattan College and worked for the Nixon and Ford administrations. Bill worked for many years in Manhattan for WR Grace, Lexis Nexis, and Ziff Davis which took him to the Middle East. Eventually starting his own company and becoming a pioneer in electronic payment processing. He studied at Union Theological Seminary and became a Deacon in the Episcopal Church, allowing him to continue to minister to the community.

He was a loving father, brother, nephew, son and caring grandfather. He is survived by his sons Christopher and his wife Joanne of Cohasset, and Matthew of Stamford, Connecticut; his sisters Eileen White of Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, and Margaret Buxbaum of Florida; his aunt Eileen Sibert of Toms River, New Jersey, and North Sutton, New Hampshire; and his grandchildren Margaret, Jared and Nolan.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, Dec. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton, 173 North St. A service of remembrance for Bill will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst. Burial at Old Main street Cemetery in New Hampshire will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fisherhouse.org.

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Published by Daily Hampshire Gazette on Dec. 16, 2015.
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You were a dear friend, will miss you, your words and the laughter. Goodbye Bill, RIP.
Parthasarathy Aravamudhan
December 26, 2015
"To live in the hearts we leave behind
Is never to die"...

To anyone who has ever met Bill and experienced his abundant love, acceptance and ability to tell great stories, you will be missed... You have enriched us all and in so many ways...

May you rest in peace and find your place amongst the stars above...

My heart breaks knowing you are gone...
Priscilla S. Weadon
December 19, 2015
Only having met Bill over the phone and Facebook, through our mutual friend Priscilla, His personal warmth,compassion and faith were very evident. I will miss his messages. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.
December 19, 2015
Will Miss you Bill!
Gill Cornell
December 19, 2015
I have heard it said you can judge a man by those he influences. If this is the case I am sure Bill was kind, caring, hard working and intelligent. I have the pleasure of working with his son Chris and I can't begin to say how sorry I am for the entire family. Love and Prayers.
Terry Dick
December 18, 2015
My dear friend, I will miss you more than words can say. I cherish each moment we shared.I know that my life is forever better for having your friendship.
Lisa Roberts
December 16, 2015
Dear Matt,

Please accept my family and my deepest condolences on the sad passing away of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely.
Sushil Vaswani
December 16, 2015
Bill came to me over 15 years ago as a client, and he leaves me, as he has many others, as a dear friend. I will miss his grace and good humor he always exhibited, even in the face of the great legal and physical adversity he faced over the last few years. May God rest his soul.
Douglas Wells
December 16, 2015
My sincerest condolences. Good memories of Bill at school and community/social events. He was a good guy and always a gentleman.
Jim Grosso, MFHS '67
Jim Grosso
December 16, 2015
My sincere condolences to Bills sons,grandchildren and family.I met Bill in our freshman year at a basketball game at Farrell's..and became friends..that continued through high school...I last saw him when I was walking along New Dorp Lane pushing my first son in a carriage..I heard this voice yelling. Hey Joan..and there he was..still the same Bill..so many great stories and adventures..We reconnected on FB a few years ago..and now I'm so glad we did..sharing stories about his children and my children..and of course his beloved grandchildren...May God grant him eternal rest ..for a great man and a great friend...
Joan Rankin Schultz
December 16, 2015
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.

Bill's "findings" for my Jasper Jottings were always helpful.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
December 16, 2015
To Matt- My sincerest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mark Witte
December 16, 2015
I met Bill years ago in Staten Island. My late husband Dave was part of the many CYO adventure stories that I'm sure you heard many a time. Bill was a good man. He cared deeply for everyone but especially his family & friends. He will be missed by all. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers and love to you at this difficult time.
Mary Sundermeyer DeRosa
December 16, 2015
Eileen, Margaret, and the rest of the family, I am sorry for your loss. Billy was one of my oldest friends, from Sister Assisium at St Margaret Mary's, through Msgr Farrell, and Manhattan College. I'll miss him, he will always be my good friend.
Eugene Garvin
December 16, 2015
Bill was so dear to Dan and me. I will miss his laugh and philosophical "discussions" so much. My love to you all and know that I will remember you all in my prayers.
Amanda Bruscella
December 16, 2015
Goodbye old friend. We will keep you in our prayers.

Richard Monahan
December 16, 2015
Bill was a close friend many years ago in CYO. I cherish those memories and also our recent FB reconnection. My heartfelt condolences to all of your family. Rest in peace in the palm of God's hands my friend. Miss you and love you!
Eileen Earley-Catalli
December 16, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John and Janet George
December 15, 2015
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