Richard Hertz Seidman

Richard Hertz Seidman, 85, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and formerly of West Hartford, CT, died Wednesday (January 3, 2024). He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Susan; his four children: Rich (Sharlene) Seidman, Rob (Lindsey) Seidman, Charles (Beth) Seidman, and Elizabeth (Chris) Treble; and his ten grandchildren: Katelyn, Lilly, Drew, Brooks, Sloane, Barrett, Jordan, Mary, Riley, and Cameron. Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of Judge Saul Seidman and Lillian Hertz Seidman. A proud alumnus of Yale University (1960) and Yale Law School (1963), Richard attended football games at The Yale Bowl for over seventy consecutive seasons until his retirement to Florida. He practiced real estate law for over 50 years and was a tireless volunteer leader. Richard served as past President of Yale Club and Scholarship Foundation of Greater Hartford as well as of the Yale Law School Association of Hartford and Eastern Connecticut, and served on the Association’s national Governing Board. He also held leadership positions for a wide variety of charitable, political, religious, and civic associations throughout his career. He was a lifelong Rotarian, Nathan Hale Award recipient, and proud Past District Governor of Rotary International District 7890, helping raise over $1.8M for the eradication of polio during his term as District fundraising chair. Of his many accomplishments, none brought him more joy than his five decades of marriage and the happiness and success of his children, children-in-law, and grandchildren, with whom he spoke daily.

Memorial service to follow in Spring 2024 in West Hartford, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rotary Foundation, 1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201.

Published by Hartford Courant on Jan. 6, 2024.