Deceased Information


    Dr. William Stuart Seffens

  • AGE



    Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (Before Sunset)


    Monday, October 18, 2021


    2:00 PM




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    William (Bill) Seffens was born on January 31,1954 to parents William and Ruth Marie Seffens. Bill passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 13th in Atlanta, Georgia. Survived by his wife Paula, sisters Karen Allred and Debora Maas, stepsons Ross and Eric Pullen. Predeceased by his son Billy Seffens who passed tragically at the age of 16 in 2012. Bill was a brilliant bioinformatics researcher and scientist who published and conducted many significant research projects before his life was taken by pancreatic cancer. Bill was an optimist by nature who previously survived stage four cancer. Dr. Seffens was a dedicated professor cherished by many of his students and will be deeply missed by his wife and all who loved him.

    Memorials are suggested to Weinstein Hospice (404)352-4308 or Emory Winship Cancer Institute (404)778-5175. 


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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Todd Mojesky

    So sorry and shocked to hear this. Bill was a very good and loyal friend during our MIT years. Smart, deeply thoughtful, he was quite a guy. Will be missed and always remembered by me and all he crossed paths with over these short number of years

    January 04, 2022 , 03:24 AM

  • Larry Wang

    Words can hardly express any consolation in the face of such a bitter loss. Our love and support will always be here for you.

    November 04, 2021 , 09:17 PM

  • Mike Belliveau

    Peace and love to all the family and friends of Bill. I remember fondly his insatiable curiosity and playfulness when he was a senior at MIT (and I but a lowly freshman). He had the wisest irreverent sensibility out of just about anybody I ever met. My heart extends to all who loved him ...

    November 01, 2021 , 12:13 AM

  • The Miles Family

    Bill was a kind souls was always easy to talk to. We know Paula loved him dearly and he will be greatly missed. We pray God’s loving arms around Paula in this time of loss.

    October 27, 2021 , 01:08 AM

  • Rich Downey

    Sincere condolences from the MIT Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Association. Rich Downey '94 President

    October 26, 2021 , 05:38 PM

  • Jacqui W. Ryder

    My sincere condolences to the family of Dr. William "Bill" Seffens. You all are in my prayers.

    October 18, 2021 , 03:51 PM

  • Nori Sayanagi

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your loved one. Bill has inspired me a lot while at MIT fraternity house with his wise words.

    October 18, 2021 , 06:34 AM

  • Quincy Harris

    I will miss you my best friend and my brother. Rest in peace my beloved brother.

    October 18, 2021 , 12:26 AM

  • Bob Ledoux

    My deepest sympathies to the family. Bill was a roommate and fraternity brother at Phi Sig. He was such a wonderful person and a true mentor at MIT.

    October 17, 2021 , 06:16 PM

  • Jacques D. Cadet

    My deepest condolences to the family of William "Bill" Seffans. He gave my first shot at professional programming and I greatly appreciated that. If there is any further work to be done on the SAM RNA file processing program he was working on, please contact me. Again, to Mrs. Paula Seffans and family, so sorry for your loss. I wish he was still here, but knowing how difficult cancer can make life, I'm glad he's resting now. Jacques.

    October 17, 2021 , 12:35 PM

  • Karen Allred

    So many wonderful memories of Bill. He was always ready for an adventure and we were always ready to follow him. Forever the scientist, he inspired me and made me proud. Rest well my brother.

    October 17, 2021 , 02:46 AM

  • Chris Garrod

    I'll be there on Monday. I am looking for pictures, but not having any luck. Bill was very dear to me.

    October 16, 2021 , 06:40 AM

  • Andrew Pauli

    Prayers for Bill and his family.

    October 16, 2021 , 05:36 AM

  • Eugene Chang

    Where have the years gone? I always assume there would be another year. My deepest condolences to Paula, his sisters Karen Allred and Debora Maas, and stepsons Ross and Eric Pullen.

    October 16, 2021 , 12:39 AM

  • Warren Caputo

    Paula, I send my support and please call if I can help somehow. I will reach out to you as well.

    October 15, 2021 , 09:00 PM

  • Paula Seffens

    Eric & Lara

    October 15, 2021 , 12:48 PM

  • Paula Seffens


    October 15, 2021 , 12:40 PM

  • Ed Rosenberg

    Paula, my deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. There must be so many wonderful memories all of you can share and rejoice in.

    October 15, 2021 , 03:17 PM

  • Steve Marson

    Let me know if I do anything

    October 15, 2021 , 03:01 PM

  • Amanda James

    Thoughts and prayers for your family.

    October 15, 2021 , 02:58 PM

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