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
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