Visitation:Friday, February 20, from 5 to 8PM at the Collins Funeral Home.Contributions:In lieu of flowers, please extend an act of kindness, volunteer, or send a donation to a cause that is close to your heart—Clint would want that. Most recently, Operation Hope in Fairfield is a cause that he supported.

Clinton Warren Chizinski


February 22, 1984 ~ February 16, 2015

Clinton Warren Chizinski, age 30, passed away peacefully on his own terms, on Sunday, February 16 in Norwalk, CT. He was born February 22, 1984 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stamford, CT.—never one to wait around, he arrived a month early. Right from the start, he marched to the beat of a different drummer and never looked back.

He was the first one in the Wilton schools to sport green hair and show up for baseball tryouts with a braid. We loved him all the more for his expressions of individuality, his infectious good humor and incredibly engaging personality.

He graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in international business and after several years in the corporate world, he started his own company. In Clint’s words, “My greatest passion and mission is to continuously learn and grow, striving to bring out the absolute best in myself and those around me. I try to pass on what I’ve learned to help others in every area of life – mental, physical, spiritual, and business. I love to write, teach, and speak but it’s been a long road to get to where I am today…”

His interests were varied and many and he applied himself to each with the same vigor and enthusiasm. In high school, he was a star south paw pitcher and loved baseball and the camaraderie that came with it; he was an avid reader and left behind a library’s worth of books to prove it; he loved writing and filled many journals with his thoughts; his workout regimen is legendary and included Crossfit competitions and jiu-jitsu; he loved snowboarding in winter and basking in the sun in summer (using no sun screen—much to his mother’s chagrin).

He is survived by his parents, Tom and Gale Chizinski, Falmouth, MA; his brother, Brett Chizinski, Somerville, MA;, and his soul mate and partner, Alexandra (Lexy) Brand, Long Island, NY, along with aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many dear friends who will forever care about him and miss him.

You can pay your respects to our beloved Clinton on Friday, February 20 between 5 and 8 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. In lieu of flowers, please extend an act of kindness, volunteer, or send a donation to a cause that is close to your heart—Clint would want that. Most recently, Operation Hope in Fairfield is a cause that he supported.

  1. My deepest sympathy to Brett and the entire family,you are in my prayers

    February 18, 2015
    Tom Curran -
  • Gale, Tom & Brett,

    I’m just so, so sorry. There are no words…

    Barb Chizinski

    PS: We don’t have a working computer right now so I’m sending this from the Bristol Library.

    February 18, 2015
    Barbara Chizinski -
  • Gail, Tom

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Clinton. I’ll keep him and you in my prayers.

    Take care
    Pete

    February 18, 2015
    Pete Bernasconi -
  • The boat is still there – though it disappears – as it sails away beyond the horizon.

    February 18, 2015
    Charlie Fisher -
  • dear Mr. and Mrs. Chizinski, Brett, and Lexy, words cannot express my sorrow for your and all of our loss. clint had an enormous positive affect on me and my life, and i will miss him dearly, tom

    February 19, 2015
    tom cirillo -
  • Dear Mr & Mrs Chizinski, Brett and Lexy,

    My deepest sympathies and condolences on your loss. Clint was a wonderful person and a true gentleman. I will miss him tremendously… and I’m sure the entire northeast WordPress community feels similarly.

    D.K.

    February 19, 2015
    D.K. Smith -
  • Clint, from the first day we met, you picked my brain. You were a true visionary who simply amazed everyone around you with your incredible drive. It was an honor to teach along side you. You will truly be missed but never forgotten and always celebrated.

    To the family….. Words cannot express how I feel. I am very sorry for your loss. Clint once told me one of the reasons he strived so hard and had such determination, was to make you all see that if he set the right goals for himself and accomplished them, you guys would know he was a changed man. Little did he realize that with every goal he accomplished, he changed us all into believing anything was possible. …. God Speed my brother!!

    Alex Miranda

    February 19, 2015
    Alex Miranda -
  • I am so saddened to hear that Clint is know longer here.Clint was one of my favorite students at Bikram Norwalk.He worked so hard in class and had a beautiful practice,he always had a Giant smile after class and a kind word!I nicknamed him my Tan Man:) He will be greatly missed my Saturday class won’t be the same without Clint!Always in the right hand corner up front!I’m so sorry for your loss and everyone who he held dear.

    Sincerely
    Julia Marie DiAcri

    February 19, 2015
    Julia Marie DiAcri -
  • Dear Tom, Gale, Brett and Lexy: So sorry for your loss. That beautiful spirit and amazing young man touched so many people. We at Operation Hope were lucky to call him a friend. I will never forget his remarkable passion and commitment. He left the world a better place by being in it. Sending love and healing prayers. Carla Miklos

    February 19, 2015
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  • Gale, Tom and Brett,
    I met Clint through the business world but knew him through the life he lived. Strong. Passionate. Committed. A true Giver in this world where there are too many Takers. He was, and is, such a beautiful soul. I am so sorry for your loss.
    With sadness,
    Peter Bove

    February 19, 2015
    Peter Bove -
  • Gale, Tom and Brett

    My deepest condolences on the passing of Clint. May the love of family and friends and the wonderful memories help you through this difficuly time.

    With all the love from Len and Gail Natale and your friends at Sony.

    February 19, 2015
    Len Natale -
  • Gail and Tom,
    So sorry to hear. Wishing you well in this sad time.

    February 19, 2015
    Dave Davidowitz -
  • Dear Gale – there are no words to express how sad I am to hear of your great loss. God who knows all will provide his grace, comfort and peace to you, and the rest of the family. Warmest regards, Flo.

    February 19, 2015
    Florence Garber -
  • Tom & Gale,
    So sorry for your loss.

    February 19, 2015
    Steve Yapchanyk -
  • Tom and Gail, Kathy and I were saddened to hear of Clintons passing. We know you are strong and will make it through this . Rest In Peace Clint.

    February 19, 2015
    Rich and Kathy Grabowski -
  • Dear Tom, Gail, Brett and Alexandra,
    Our deepest regrets go out to all your family during this sad time.

    February 19, 2015
    Charles and Carol Salerno -
  • I am so sorry to hear Clint has passed he was so full of life. I met him for the first time a few months ago and I was very intrigued by him and his passion. I send positive thoughts and prayers and wish you peace during this sorrowful time.

    February 19, 2015
    PatriciaB -
  • My friend, your zest for life and your smile was very addictive. Every where you went and whomever you met, you my friend, made a very positive impact on them as you did on me. . Ours was a very short journey but very meaningful one. You will be terribly missed.

    February 19, 2015
    Naresh Mansukhani -
  • My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss.

    February 19, 2015
    Thomas W. Cowan -
  • My condolences and deepest sympathies to your entire family in this extremely difficult and sad time.

    February 19, 2015
    Tom McNulty -
  • Goodbye Clint
    I had the chance and I told you I believed in you. I told you “be your own brand” and you did. You were a supernova. We watched you shine and followed you for more. You had the courage to face your demons and stand before us, own it and share with us how we could be better too — that is the very definition of courage. You were loved and loving. Thank you for the gift of your kindness.

    February 19, 2015
    Lynn Moore -
  • Clint was so authentic, and simply a beautiful person. All of us in the Stamford tech community will miss him dearly. He made a tremendous impact in so many ways.

    February 20, 2015
    Alex Cruikshank -
  • Gale & family,

    While I can’t imagine what your are going through, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. It seems that the worst tragedies happen to the kindest people …

    Molly

    February 20, 2015
    Molly Iacovoni -
  • From the Chizinski family (Tom, Gale, Brett) and Alexandra Brand his soulmate, we thank for your outpouring of support and kind words for Clint. We know he would appreciate them too. If you would like to see a bit more about Clint and things he was trying to accomplish you might want to look at his blog (clintwarren.com), or a recent video about what he overcame. That video has given many inspiration to move forward with their lives in spite of adversity http://clintwarren.com/night-got-shot-living-urgency/

    Thank you from us.

    February 20, 2015
    Tom Chizinski -
  • TO TOM & GALE AND FAMILY

    WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I REMEMBER WHEN TOM/GALE WERE EXPECTING CLINTON; TOM PRANCED AROUND THE OFFICE – HE LOOKED LIKE A PEACOCK. TOM/ GALE WERE SO PROUD WHEN CLINTON CAME ALONG. AGAIN, OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.

    PETE AND LYNN CARNEVALE

    February 20, 2015
    PETE & LYNN CARNEVALE -
  • I am so sorry for your loss. I met Clint through WordPress several years back and was amazed and inspired by his drive and clarity. He was an awesome guy. Prayers and condolences to his family and friends.

    February 20, 2015
    Terry Laslo -
  • Our deepest condolences on Clint’s passing. We have many wonderful memories of Clint on the baseball field starting with Little Leaque, AAU Baseball and Wilton Warrior baseball. Clint excelled as a left handed pitcher but kept trying to get even better by perfecting his “Contintental Divide” pitch. Clint kept his cool despite the pressure and made the best of each game situation which was not easy. He won many games with his superior pitching talent.
    Clint was a lot of fun and a unique individual. He will not be forgotton.

    Paul and Pat Moran February 20, 2015

    February 20, 2015
    Paul and Patricia Moran -
  • Clint is one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met. His memory will always live in my heart, and I will be forever grateful for his help as I grew my business. Sending you my condolences.

    February 21, 2015
    Cloris -
  • Gale and family–So sorry for your loss. You, your family and the way you’ve led your lives has been an inspiration for so many people over the years. I can’t imagine what you must be going through. But I hope the memories, the love, and friends and family can help you through this difficult time.

    February 21, 2015
    David Meuse -
  • Gale, Tom and Brett – I am so sorry for your loss. Clint was an amazing person.
    It was a pleasure knowing him and I wish I would have gotten to know him more. I will never forget him and the type of person he was and will always look up to him.

    -Steve Bofill

    February 21, 2015
    Steven Bofill -
  • Dear Chizinski family,

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I will always remember Clint on the mound.

    Laura Moran

    February 21, 2015
    Laura Moran -
  • Dear Gale & Family – I just heard the sad news about Clint and am so very sorry about your loss. I’ve been reading Clint’s blog and he clearly was a special person with great insights and a desire to learn and understand. We will keep Clint and your family in our prayers. Warmest regards.

    February 22, 2015
    Ed Detmer -
  • Tom,Gale and family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Clint’s passing. I hope God gives you the strength to deal with the loss of Clint.
    It was evident by the very diverse and large number of people who came by to celebrate Clint’s life, that he touched so many people in such a wonderful way.
    You all had a special gift for Clint’s 31 years. His spirit and contributions to so many people will live on
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Bill

    February 22, 2015
    Bill O'Connell -
  • Dear Gale and Family – Tim called me to let me know about Clint’s passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. I’ve been reading Clint’s blog and he was clearly an exceptional person with great insights and a deep desire to learn and explore. Hold all the best memories really close. We will keep Clint and your family in our prayers. Warmest regards.

    February 22, 2015
    Ed Detmer -
  • Dear Chizinski family,

    I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Although words can do so little, I want you to know that you have my deepest sympathy.

    Andy Fleming

    February 22, 2015
    Andy Fleming -
  • Tom and Gale,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. He sounds like he was a really special kid. I’m sorry for your loss.
    -Mike Turanchik

    February 23, 2015
    Michael Turanchik -
  • I am so sorry for your loss. Clint was such an incredible person. A natural leader and someone I respected and admired. I met him through WordPress.

    February 23, 2015
    christine labate -
  • Tom, Gale, Brett & family

    So sorry for your loss. You have an angel looking over you and may he rest in peace. You’re all in my prayers.

    February 25, 2015
    Nivia "Oramas" Dones -
  • my deepest prayers go out to Clint’s family. I am sure like so many others who Clint touched, he didn’t even realize his impact on me. Meeting him at the Stamford innovation center, he taught me a lot about WordPress and created many connections I still have today. he was a terriffic individual. I apologize for the late post, but wanted to share my comments.

    June 18, 2015
    Ken jacob8 -
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