ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, W. Ronald Seabold. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Pamela Tedeschi on March 18, 2021
I did not have the pleasure to know more about Ron until a few years ago when we began carpooling to CCBA meetings with Lou Sepe. First and foremost, Ron was a gentleman and generous in spirit. Although I know he was a strong advocate in court, in a more personal setting, Ron was humble and kind, with a twinkle in his eye, offering a slice of wry sarcasm or humor, punctuated at times with a hearty laugh. I was lucky to know Ron and to hear about his past exploits with Lou, experiencing first hand their shared amusement. He will be missed - I will miss him. 
Posted by robert freeman on March 15, 2021
Great attorney all around great person. He lived his life so free. He will truly be missed. RIP my friend.
Posted by Michael Tynan on March 14, 2021
When Ron would join out group for lunch, he always seemed to have a knowing little grin that hid some delightful anecdote or thought. And when he shared it, it was delightful. He had a quick wit, a generous heart and and a caring soul. He left us too early and we will miss him. 
Posted by Peter Farrell on March 13, 2021
I have known Ron since we were about 14 years old. We had one of those friendships you would describe as life-long. He was in our wedding, we life guarded together and were just really good friends. We got into all the usual trouble and then some but then like others who have written on this post, we sort of lost touch although whenever I was in LA I would see Ron. We consistently for many years had New Year’s eve celebrations at the Wissel’s home. We usually went to the grocery store, purchased very expensive ingredients, cooked as a group. Sounds terrific, only downside was that we often drank so much that we could not really enjoy the meal. To be young(relatively). Ron was the spark and refused to let such an evening go by without making it fun. We all loved Ron in our own ways.

Someone mentioned that you could always count on Ron to slide into home plate, scrape knees etc. I saw that first hand. Before big events in Glyndon such as weddings (ours), birthdays, graduations we would always rally the guys ( and I think a couple of young women played as well) to play tackle football. No pads, jerseys, protective gear of any kind and we paid the price. I remember Ron diving to tackle someone who was already in the end zone and I think he hurt his knees so badly that it kept him out of Vietnam. 

Someone also mentioned Los Vegas. I saw that first hand as well. I was attending a science conference and Ron drove over from LA. I was rooming with another good friend, Ed, from grad school and that friend was out of the room when Ron showed up with a young woman who was so beautiful she made Rachel Welsh look homely. His “date” was very tired and wanted to take a nap. Ron came up with the idea( and his date went along with it) to write a note and place it on the bed next to his date. It read. “ She is clean, she is paid for, have a good time”. Ron and I then went to lunch. Ron’s date told us later that Ed arrived, read the note but just sat on the edge of the bed not knowing what to do. We all obviously got a good laugh out of that one. That was Ron!

I will miss my friend but value our life-long friendship.

Peter
Posted by Louis Sepe on March 9, 2021
I met Ron in 1982. It seems like yesterday. Our first meeting, a lunch at a small cafe in Santa Monica, was dominated by our east coast and European travels and lots of laughter. Ron had an infectious laugh. We became instant friends and colleagues in the practice of law.

We both practiced, in those days, In LA County. However, Ron picked up a young client whose infant daughter was taken away by San Bernardino Children's Services for alleged sexual abuse. I believe our combined fee was $600. We were young and ambitious and completely unknown in San Bernardino County. 

Ron said, "Louie, we have to have the hometown opposition." We hired the ex San Bernardino County Coroner as our expert. We hired the ex Sheriff of San Bernardino as our investigator.

After a year and a half of litigation our client was completely exonerated and his child was returned to his custody. We were known in San Bernardino as "Starsky & Hutch."

Subsequently, we tried our first death penalty case together. Over the years we shared an office together , tried many murder cases together, vacationed together & mostly laughed together. We always reminded each other that "laughter is the elixir of life!"

Until that time Ron...until that time.
- Louie
Posted by Jeff Lipow on March 8, 2021
The bond of friendship with all you guys on the team provide wonderful and vivid memories to this day. Bold stood out for his for his warmth, humor, and the cloud of dust sliding into home (scrapes and cuts included).  Ron was a wonderful person with a kind heart and gentle soul. While I only saw/talked with him sporadically over the past many years, it was always a joy to reconnect and catch up. He is and will always be missed; it was a comfort knowing he was out there.
Posted by James Siepler on March 8, 2021
I still think about the days playing ball with Ron and the guys from law school. He was my double play partner and one of the best lead-off guys. So fast! I am only sorry that we lost connections years ago. I still have photos from those days that I look at often. I will raise a glass to Ron and recall what a great guy he truly was.
Posted by Michael Zuk on March 7, 2021
Ron was a great guy, happy to have known him. Some are my favorite memories are playing softball with him on Last Clear Chance. “Bold,Bold,Bold” was the refrain whenever he came up to bat. He will be missed.
Posted by Gregory Picco on March 6, 2021

Met Ron in 1st year of law school, we were a little older than most of the class and bonded right off the bat. Ron always met you with a smile, it was like he knew some sort of secret about how to enjoy life and the human comedy transpiring about him, his own foibles included. Your joie de vivre was tangible my friend, and I miss you

Posted by Mark Montpas on March 6, 2021
Ron was a true one of a kind guy! I will miss him forever.

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Posted by Pamela Tedeschi on March 18, 2021
I did not have the pleasure to know more about Ron until a few years ago when we began carpooling to CCBA meetings with Lou Sepe. First and foremost, Ron was a gentleman and generous in spirit. Although I know he was a strong advocate in court, in a more personal setting, Ron was humble and kind, with a twinkle in his eye, offering a slice of wry sarcasm or humor, punctuated at times with a hearty laugh. I was lucky to know Ron and to hear about his past exploits with Lou, experiencing first hand their shared amusement. He will be missed - I will miss him. 
Posted by robert freeman on March 15, 2021
Great attorney all around great person. He lived his life so free. He will truly be missed. RIP my friend.
Posted by Michael Tynan on March 14, 2021
When Ron would join out group for lunch, he always seemed to have a knowing little grin that hid some delightful anecdote or thought. And when he shared it, it was delightful. He had a quick wit, a generous heart and and a caring soul. He left us too early and we will miss him. 
his Life
William Ronald Seabold   11/15/1947 – 2/9/2021

     W. Ronald “Ron” Seabold, 73, of Playa Del Rey, California, formerly of Glyndon, Maryland, died Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Cedar- Sinai  Marina del Rey Hospital following a short, devastating illness. Born November 15, 1947 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Dr. G. William Seabold, O.D. and the late Mrs. Dorothy S. Seabold of Glyndon, Maryland.
Attorney at Law, W. Ronald Seabold , was an experienced criminal defense lawyer practicing in the courts of the State of California and in U.S. federal courts. With over 40 years of experience in criminal defense, he was known for his aggressive representation along with a personalized advocacy for his clients.
Ron was a 1965 graduate of Franklin Senior High School in Reisterstown, MD. He held several student government leadership positions and was elected as Student Council President for his senior year. During his high school years, he enjoyed playing on the school soccer team and community tennis teams. Ron was a long- time member of the local Boy Scouts Troop 315 and earned the God and Country Award.
     In 1969, Ron earned his BA degree in History from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. For three years at Rutgers, Ron was elected Vice President of his class. One of his major responsibilities as Class VP was to make all the arrangements holding a campus-wide, live concert each year, featuring famous and popular rock stars of the time. Ron was also a member of Chi Psi, a Greek Fraternity on campus.  He learned a new sport, rugby, and played in the campus intramural rugby games. During his summer breaks from school, Ron worked as a lifeguard at the local Glyndon Pool.  After college, Ron continued playing rugby with the Baltimore Rugby Club in the early 1970s. Upon his graduation from college, Ron was employed by The Rouse Company in Columbia, a company involved in retail and community development in the Baltimore / Washington area. After two years in this employment, Ron traveled to Europe and North Africa, working in London, England for another several years. He returned to the United States and relocated to Los Angeles in 1973.
     In 1975, Ron started at Southwestern University  School of Law in Los Angeles, California, graduating in 1978. After passing the bar examination, he started his own law practice like many of his friends, specializing in criminal defense litigation. Over the course of his career, he handled all types of cases from the most serious death penalty to the minor misdemeanors always doing his best for the people who needed it most. 
     He was also part of a team that successfully took on City Hall regarding a nuclear power plant. It was due to his ingenuity and creative thinking, that in order to finally prevail, City Hall had to call in multiple political favors to have a long standing law changed! 
     It was during law school that he helped organize, with a group of friends, a rather ragtag Lawyers League softball team, which they named “Last Clear Chance”.  This group of players from different backgrounds, ages, and States, without fancy uniforms or much equipment, competed against the largest law firms in Los Angeles and agencies such as the District Attorney’s office.  This “ragtag” group of lawyers teamed up together for several years, winning numerous championships to the chagrin of those large, well organized and outfitted teams, and the team members have remained close friends ever since. 
     In the rest of his spare time, Ron liked sailing to Catalina with his friends, doing crossword puzzles on the weekends, and following the baseball box scores, especially of his beloved Baltimore Orioles. 
     Over the decades, he gathered many friends who, along with his family, will all miss his upbeat and positive personality, not to mention his infectious smile and laugh. 
     Ron is survived by his sister, Jan S. Bradley and her husband, Charles W. Bradley of Reisterstown, MD; his nephew, Scott W. Bradley and his wife, Elena Z. Bradley; his niece, Lisa B. Johnson and her husband, Christopher W. Johnson and great- nieces, Samantha and Lauren Bradley and great- nephews, Ryan and Lucas Johnson; and his dearly beloved ones, Irene Queen, Mark Odom, Kine’ Fall and Melody Sanders.
     In addition to his parents, Ron is predeceased by his brother, Todd W. Seabold, and his divorced wife, Jane Uhrig Connor.
Following COVID restrictions, plans are pending for a time of remembrance of Ron Seabold, to be held in his California community. Also, with the date not yet established and in accordance with COVID guidelines, a family memorial service with Zoom capabilities will be held at Glyndon United Methodist Church, in Glyndon, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to : Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104 , www.spilcenter.org.


Arrangements by Eline Funeral Home in Reisterstown, MD.




Recent stories
Shared by Diane and Peter Waldock on March 15, 2021
We were introduced by a mutual friend to Ron and Mark Montpas in May, 1988, just a couple of months before we married. They were sitting on the sand at Venice Beach, in their swim trunks, working hard, reading briefs. Wearing them and reading them. Peter told them their beach bags were obviously California briefcases. They were the quintessential California Dudes

We had a weekend of fun with them and felt we’d known them forever. That fall, after our wedding, a friend in NYC had a post nuptial party for us. The California Dudes flew in for it and we had another great weekend with them.
Time and distance didn’t seem to interfere. The test of a true friendship, and character, is that you can always pick up where you left off. That was true of Ron. 

Always up for a joke, usually at his expense: At Mark and Eileen’s wedding, he somehow managed to enter the room just as Peter was introducing, for the first time, the newly married couple. He walked through the entire room, chuckling as the crowd cheered. Big laughs. Later, when I had people sign the program, just under the headline ‘The Wedding of Eileen and Mark’, Ron signed it ‘featuring Ron’.

He was one of a kind. He had a great ‘talent to amuse’. We miss him already.

Diane and Peter, Toronto

Vegas!!

Shared by Mark Montpas on March 8, 2021
As most of you might know, Ron and I shared a few houses over the course of about ten years. When you live in the same house with someone for that long, you do get to know them pretty well. Ron and I, along with another friend, Greg Picco, also owned a sailboat together which we enjoyed sailing around the harbor in San Pedro and numerous trips over to Catalina. 

But the story that I want to tell you all is one that not many people know about. It happened around thanksgiving in the early 1980’s. Ron and I were sitting around the house and suddenly one of us got the brilliant idea to fly off to Las Vegas!  

So we drove to the airport and got on a flight that took us to Vegas, landing there very late, perhaps midnight or so. We hopped in a cab and said “take us to the strip”, which he did. Now Ron had never played the game of craps, and asked me to teach him how to play.  Being the numbers person that he was, he caught on fast and we settled down to a table, drinks in hand!  As luck would have it, we both did extremely well and were enjoying the free drinks when all of a sudden, there was a huge hand placed on our shoulders. Turning around we found ourselves looking straight into the eyes of one extremely large gentleman who inquired as to where we were staying and what we were doing in his establishment. 

We said that we just flown in from L.A. and weren’t staying anywhere at the moment. He then asked us if he could comp us to a show and a room, if we wanted!!  As it turns out, on our way in, we had seen an advertisement for a show with Bobby Berosini’s chimps—which included “Clyde” from the recent Clint Eastwood movies “Any which way you can” and “Any which way but loose”—both of which that Ron and I just loved and had seen way more than once!  We had remarked how fun that would be to see him in person and here was a guy telling us that he was going to get us in to see the show for free!!

So, of course we accepted his offer to see the show and he led us right down to the front table and told the waitress to take care of us!  I don’t know that we ever laughed so hard in our collective lives. 

After the show, we jumped back in a cab, went back to the airport and flew home—I think we probably got back within twelve hours of when we had left. I think I also remember looking at each other on the way back home and remarking “did that really just happen”?

You know that you have a special friendship when all of the best stories in your life begin by saying “I remember this one time, that me and my friend, Ron did this or that”. 

Ron and I went on many more trips together in those years—but that one trip I think had pretty much been kept secret until now. 

And then there was this other time that my friend, Ron and I . . . Well, that story isfor another time. 

Rest easy my friend.