Alfred R. Ayme peacefully passed away on June 24, 2020 at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center at the age of 76. He was born in Havana, Cuba in 1943 and graduated from Baldor School in 1961. Shortly after, he moved to the United States to have a better life.
Al was an Author, Writer, Educator, Corporation Executive, Politician, but most importantly, he loved life. He received a degree in Finance in 1971, post graduate studies in management and computer programming; and completed four years of Theology. He also had a Business Management degree, Psychology and Social Studies. (Summa Cum Laude).
In 1989, he was appointed company-wide liquidator by the Supreme Court, state of New York in order to facilitate the transfer & acquisition, Thomson McKinnon Securities’ capital assets to Prudential Securities, Inc. From 1993-1997 he was the Commissioner of Fair Rent, city of Norwalk, CT. From 1998-2001 he was the Commissioner and Chairman of Fair Housing, city of Norwalk, CT. From 2002-2012 he was elected three consecutive terms, Commissioner of the 2nd Taxing District in Norwalk, CT.
He received accolades for scholarly writings: “The Good, the Bad, and Ugly in the Age of Christianity” (2013); “A Perspective: From the Uncertainties of Pre-Dynastic Antiquity and the Perils of Knowledge to the Age of Advancement” (2014); “Philosophical Thought: Pre-Dynastic Period through the Age of Enlightenment” (2015). “The Azusa Street Affirmation: Doctrinal and theological re-assessments of the 20th century. Methodist Church Revivals, evangelical ecumenism to doctrinal re-evaluation of the Catholic Church since the Schism (1054) and Protestant Reformation (1517) based on biblical canonical dogma” (2016). “Impact of Mental Illness on Society. Personality and Related Disorders. Early Detection and Treatment” (2017). Recipient of university awards (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017) for scholarly writings in the fields of Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology.
In retirement, Al was a handyman. He loved to complete renovations and make repairs around the house. He was a regular at the Home Depot where all the employees would know him by name. Even on his last day he was fixing electrical wires in the garage. Al also loved watching movies with his son in the family room where they would spend all night watching movies and take turns falling asleep on the couch. Al lived very happily with his wife Alicia Ayme of 39 years and his son Stephen Ayme.
Al will be remembered as an intellectual, loving man that devoted his life to his family and was always there for others. He will be deeply missed.