Surrounded by his children, Carl Paight, age 85, passed peacefully on September 16th, 2012, in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Dearly beloved husband to Audrey S. Paight for 58 years, cherished father to his four children, Mindy Paight, M.F.A, Andy Paight, M.S., ATC, Joseph Paight, Psy.D., and David Paight, J.D. He is also survived by his five grandchildren and a great grandson.
After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard in WWII, he graduated from Southern Connecticut State College where he captained the varsity football team.
His passion for coaching started at Masuk High School in Connecticut. He went on to teach and coach at Norwalk High School and coach football at Western Connecticut State College, Fordham University and Weston High School. He also served as the Recreational Director in his home town of Weston, Connecticut.
His successful coaching and teaching career spanned four decades, positively influencing the lives of numerous young students and athletes. Carl will always be remembered for his love of the water and the game of football. Carl is deeply missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Carl W. Paight Endowed Athletic Fund for Men and Women at Southern Connecticut State College, SCSU, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515. Attn: Nancy Ronnie (203) 392-5598.