Bruce Graham Clinton
After a long and courageous battle with interstitial lung disease, an onset attributed to autoimmune disease, Bruce Clinton passed away Nov. 15, at home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 83.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 58 years Susan Parkinson Clinton and his children Heather Clinton and spouse Kurt Siuzdak, Stacy Clinton and Andrew Vogl, Wendy Clinton and spouse Stephen Harris, Derek Clinton and spouse Meghan Clinton, and Courtney Clinton and spouse Peter Korakas. He also left his legacy of grandchildren, Devin, Hunter, Grant and Gracen Siuzdak; Oliver and Miles Vogl; Desi and Aston Harris, Andrew, Chase, and Brooks Clinton; and Ethan and Kaylee Korakas.
Bruce Clinton was a man known for his integrity, humor, passion for work, and bottomless love for family. He was a very accomplished golfer, garnering eight club championships at the New Haven Country Club and multiple pro-ams and a club championship at the Madison Country Club. He was the former president of both country clubs in addition to the past president of The Cove, a center for grieving children.
Born in Troy, New York, on May 4, 1938, to Samuel and Katherine Clinton, he was raised in New Haven, schooled at Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts and Hobart William Smith in New York, and continued his education with an MBA from the University of New Haven. At Hobart, Bruce lettered in baseball, basketball, soccer, and golf and was the captain of the golf team and president of the Theta Delta Chi. Bruce was also a commander in the Air Force. The patriarch of a large loving family, he was the one all would go to for sound advice, which he sagely and lovingly doled out up until the day of his passing.
As a real estate broker with Bruce Clinton and Associates, Bruce developed the popular neighborhood Heatherwood in Madison. Later, after a successful tenure at Waddell and Reed, Bruce chose to follow his passion of helping entrepreneurs solve strategic problems associated with growth and transition. He loved helping small business owners with their business growth and hearing their startup stories. He was a believer in doing what you love for a living.
A very special note of gratitude is extended by all to the loving care provided by Dr. Anthony Mascia, Dr. Gerber, Dr. Toosey, VNA, Hospice, and Dr. Donna Criscenzo for their care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Cove Center for Grieving Children (covect.org) or to research of this little-known condition of interstitial lung disease (foundation.chestnet.org or ipffoundation.org or greatnonprofits.org).
A casual celebration of life will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, at the Madison Winter Club, 251 Boston Post Road, Madison.