by | Jul 16, 2018 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Seeman Waranch, 85, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born August 11, 1932 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Eldridge and Nellie Waranch.

Seeman grew up in Richmond, Virginia and after graduating from the University of Richmond, he served in the U.S. Army on the military police force.

Seeman married Doris Epstein on August 14, 1960 and shortly thereafter, started Insurance Agency of Norfolk, now known as Insco Insurance Group. Seeman was a pioneer in the insurance industry on both local and national levels, serving as the national president of CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) from 1981 to 1982. As an accomplished author, he co-wrote insurance textbooks for CPCU courses, and his love for insurance led him to teach college courses at Old Dominion University.

In the 1980’s, Seeman’s passion for music led to his work on the weekends as a disc jockey for WTAR under the radio name Bob Warren. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and Duke basketball, but his greatest passion was his family and he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris, his children Lisa, Michael (Nisha) and Neil (Elizabeth), grandchildren Matthew, Blake, Lyle, Sloan, Zack and Harper, his sister, Shirley, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Seeman was predeceased by his daughter, Michele, and son in-law, Mark.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Barbara Parks for her dedicated medical care.

Funeral services were officiated by Cantor Jennifer Rueben graveside at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Donations to Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507. Online condolences at