On Monday, November 26, 2007, Wayne Glynn, information systems director at Third Sector New England since 2000, passed away. Wayne, beloved by his fellow staff members, clients and associates, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2006. He fought the disease valiantly, with unflagging optimism, and with the support of a large and loving circle of friends and family. He had a stem cell transplant earlier this year, but in the end the cancer returned with a vengeance and overwhelmed his defenses and treatments.
Wayne was a remarkable person in many ways. From his first day on the job as TSNE’s first IS staff person, he was totally dedicated to his job in the deepest sense of service to community. Nothing gave Wayne more pleasure than helping a colleague or community-based non-profit use technology more effectively to meet mission. He was equally committed to ensuring that each person’s voice be heard and that all people have the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
His desire to build a civil society, whether locally or globally, was also evidenced by his service in the Army National Guard. He spoke with pride about the chapter in his life in which he was stationed in Bosnia, helping to rebuild community with the NATO Peace Keeping Forces.
Wayne was also someone who knew how to have a good time and was always inviting others to join him in doing so. And I never heard Wayne say a bad word about anyone. He was a totally positive guy, even to the end.
Wayne spent a significant portion of his time in the past 2 years raising funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, recruiting family and friends to participate in the annual race. He had hoped to participate in the spring 2008 event. His family asks that contributions may be made in Wayne’s name to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851
To read the obituary celebrating the life of Wayne Glynn, please visit the Cartwright Funeral Home website.