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William (Bill) Rockne Lessig

November 11, 1943 ~ May 9, 2019 (age 75)


William (Bill) Rockne Lessig, of Bluffton, SC and formerly of Waterford, CT passed on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

In his early career, Bill was a Biology teacher for 17 years at New London High School. He then became the Men’s Soccer Coach for over 38 years as well as the Women’s Basketball Coach for 14 years at Connecticut College in New London, CT.

Bill was a USSF “A” licensed coach. Throughout his career, Bill was actively involved in promoting local and state youth soccer developmental programs. For his accomplishments he was inducted in the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame and was also inducted in the Soccer Hall of Fame at Connecticut College.

During his retirement years, Bill co-founded a business, KwikTacktix, a software program for coaches. His passion for playing golf never wavered which he continued playing all his life. Bill will always be remembered for how many lives he touched and the energy he exhibited in all his projects!

Bill is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Chrystyna Lessig; two sons, Shawn of Bluffton, SC and Kyle of Sarasota, FL; and three grandchildren, William, Madeline and Giuliana.

Family and friends will gather privately to express their wishes. A celebration of Bill’s life will be scheduled at a later date.

A Scholarship Fund has been established in his name. Your support can be mailed to: Lessig Fund, c/o Raymond James, 315 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457.

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