William Matthew Kiedaisch of Westport died Oct. 22 at home after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He would have celebrated his 54th birthday on Oct. 31.
William Kiedaisch: Pitney Bowes executive. Contributed photo
Bill grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois and moved to Westport when he was 12. He was the son of the late William Kiedaisch and Rosanne Vyhnal Kiedaisch who currently resides in Florida.
He graduated from Staples High School in 1984 and went on to Eastern Connecticut State University where he represented his class of 1988 as class president with a major in marketing and a minor in psychology.
He then got his MBA at Sacred Heart University while working full time and busy bringing up Nicholas (2 years) and Lindsay (newborn) at the time.
He coached several sports with his kids and never missed any of their competitive games or meets. He was a member and chair of the boating advisory committee in Westport for several years to continue to help improve the town and community.
Bill had several passions but being the best at these accomplishments was a strong part of his personality. He was known for his meticulous work in any project he undertook and was never satisfied unless it was perfect.
This led him to great success in his career with Pitney Bowes, where he was well respected by his colleagues and employees.
Bill truly adored his wife Lyne, and was so proud of his kids Nicholas and Lindsay. He had strong family ties, was passionate about boating, fishing, maintaining his home and lawn and his career with Pitney Bowes as director, global sales operations.
One of his favorite destinations every summer was at Smallian Lake, Canada to recapture the title of “Bass Master Champion” against his brother in law and best friend, Jeffrey Poirier. Also known as “Nitzy,” he only lost two out of the 10 years competing for this title. A true testament to his competitive nature.
He was the husband of Lyne Doucet Kiedaisch and father of Nicholas and Lindsay Kiedaisch. He is also survived by his brother Andrew Kiedaisch (New Haven) and brother and sister in laws, Michel and Monique, Claude and Nicole Doucet (Bathurst, N.B. Canada) and Jeffrey and Diane Poirier (Ottawa, ON Canada). He leaves behind his niece and nephews Eric, Julie, Jeron and Brayden (Canada), many relatives (Florida, Canada and all over USA) along with numerous friends and colleagues in the community.
Bill will be dearly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. His memory will always be in our hearts as he has left us with so many incredible experiences, words of wisdom, smiles, laughter, admiration and most of all, love.
In his honor, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hoyt-Cognetta/Raymond Funeral Home, 5 East Wall St., Norwalk.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to Rallye for Pancreatic Cancer or a charity of your choice. Please visit www.norwalkfh.com to leave an online condolence for the family.