portrait picture for William Colomba Clyne

Wake: Calling hours are Friday, September 26, from 4-8pm at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., in Norwalk. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:45am on Saturday, September 27 at St. Jerome Church, Half Mile Rd., Norwalk. Burial: Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY. Donations: In lieu of flowers, an education fund has been established for the children. Please contribute at : www.youcaring.com/other/the-clyne-family-fund-llc/238763

If you prefer, checks may also be made to:
Clyne Family Fund
5 Lyons Mall, PMB 528
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

William Colomba Clyne


September 21, 2014

William Colomba Clyne, 53, of Norwalk died suddenly on Sunday, September 21, after a brief illness. Born and raised in Riverdale, Bronx, New York, he was a self-practicing attorney.  He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kim Haiback Clyne, and their four loving children, William, 19; Thomas, 18; Hugh, 14; and Cecilia, 12.  In addition, he leaves behind his mother, Kathryn Fitzgerald Clyne of Riverdale; a sister, Kak Elzinga, of Boise, Idaho, and her husband and daughter; a sister, Mary Helen Bayerle of Waterbury, Vermont, and her husband and 2 daughters; and a brother, John, and his wife, also of Riverdale.   He is predeceased by his father, William C. Clyne, Sr., MD.

Will was a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science; Clark University; and St. John’s University School of Law. Will’s legal career began as a court attorney at the Supreme Court, Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department in Brooklyn, NY in 1990. Thereafter, he practiced insurance defense litigation and served as staff counsel for both The Hartford and AIG insurance companies. He began his private practice in 1998.

Will was a devoted and loving husband and father who was deeply involved with the various athletic activities of his four children including multiple stints as a baseball coach in the Norwalk Little League, as a basketball coach at Our Lady of Fatima School in Wilton, and in the off season for Brien McMahon High School. He was a passionate and devoted coach whose priority was player development at all skill levels. Will was also an accomplished blues harmonica player and an avid gardener.

Calling hours are Friday, September 26, from 4-8pm at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., in Norwalk; Mass of Christian Burial at 9:45am on Saturday, September 27 at St. Jerome Church, Half Mile Rd., in Norwalk. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.  In lieu of flowers, an education fund has been established for the children. Please contribute at : www.youcaring.com/other/the-clyne-family-fund-llc/238763

If you prefer, checks may also be made to:
Clyne Family Fund
5 Lyons Mall, PMB 528
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

  1. Thomas and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss… Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Please let us know if you need anything.

    Cristy Carlos Alyssa & Jacob

    September 25, 2014
    The Gonzales Family -
  • Dear Kim, William, Thomas, Hugh & Cecelia;

    We are at a loss for words. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please don’t hesitate to call if there is anything that we can do for you.

    Steve, Kelley, Katie & Jack Hefferan

    September 27, 2014
    The Hefferan Family -
  • Dear All,

    This is Jed Furst. I received the extremely sad news of Wills passing after the service. I would have come had I known being I live in Milford CT which is only 25 minutes North.

    Will was great . Your famy is great and treated everyone like famly . We played every sport with Hagen Delaney Thomas and griswold until we were too tired to at anymore . Sometimes we wod come over and eat and swim in the pool and laughed and enjoyed our friendships all day long. Dr and Mrs Clyne you were always great hosts to say to the least….Thank you so much.

    Will and I were classmates at Riverdale for only 3 years starting in fourth grade and we had a wonderful friendship.

    Will will be greatly missed by everyone he came in contact with .

    My deepest condolences,

    Jed Furst.

    September 29, 2014
    Jed Furst -
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