Adrian Lamar Sepeda, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, January 4th, 2024, surrounded by his devoted wife and family. Even to the very end, Adrian fought with the same strength he exhibited throughout his life.
Adrian was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on December 14, 1945, to the late Tony and Elizabeth Sepeda. Adrian graduated from Lamar University, earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. His career spanned many decades, where he specialized in Process Safety and Risk Management. Upon the conclusion of his corporate career, he started and ran a successful consulting practice, and taught many courses in this specialized field. His goal was to “… enable others to adequately and accurately define risk so that appropriate remediation actions can be taken and everyone gets to go home each day ...” He always had the same goal in life, both at home with family and at work, to protect and serve with all his heart, and to solve every identified problem. Above all, Adrian loved spending time with his cherished family. He was a proud and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, always providing unwavering support, guidance, and love.
Adrian is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Pam Sepeda, and many generations of children, grandchildren, and a great grandchild: Greg Sepeda with Cameron and Sloane & Caden Turner with Kinsley, Steven & Dayle Sepeda with Nathaniel, Jennifer & Dean Markel with Lili and Andrew, Melissa Sepeda & Jeremiah Kraus with Caleb and Luke.
Adrian was a proud member of St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Center for Chemical Process Safety.
Visitation will take place at St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 11am until 12pm. A Funeral Mass officiated by Father Eric Gyan will immediately follow, also at St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church, with a private graveside service to follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in Adrian’s name.