William Eyring was unstoppable when the snowstorm struck Long Island on the first day of Mets a few years ago.
Eyring and his son drove from Hauppauge to Queens and found that there was no parking in Citi Field. They eventually left their car at the New York Hall of Science and walked a mile to arrive at the stadium in time for three times.
“His love for baseball was the next level. It was the love he taught me, the love and gratitude for how sports can connect people,” said Little Ferry, NJ. Son Brian Eyring said. “Going to the baseball stadium and having a wonderful day was a great opportunity to build bonds as a family.”
Eyring, the happiest entrepreneur and sports fan when surrounded by his family, died on April 16th of a complication of COVID-19. I was 72 years old.
Born in 1947, Eyring grew up to go to the Dodgers and Yankees games. When Mets was created in 1962, they found a lifelong fan in Eyring, the starting pitcher for his high school and college baseball teams who hone his skills in playing stickball on the streets of Brooklyn and Queens. ..
After graduating from St. Francis College, Eyring became an accountant and worked as a CPA. But he’s awaiting the challenge, and in the late 80’s he founded Lamp Software, a high-tech company based in Hauppauge that sells tax software and creates databases for various industries that switch to PCs. ..
“The biggest challenge he found was creating a database. He loved making things,” said his wife, Jo Anne Eyring. “The work he spent creating these databases is amazing.”
In addition to his role as an entrepreneur, Eyring is an avid father, building sets for his children’s school plays, leading their sports teams and protecting them for his attendance. I encouraged the meeting to move in the evening.
“He was just a champion to us and wanted us to be the best. He was always there for us,” said Bayshore’s daughter Michelle Eyring. “He really wants us to succeed and has pushed us to be the most educated people we can.”
Michelle, a New York City school teacher, called her father home on the train after a stressful day. Every Friday they meet for dinner, where he asks by name about her students.
“He was actively involved in wanting to know everything about the students, so he helped build the classroom,” said Michelle Eyring. “He remembers my students by name … they bought school supplies and they offered to do a good job or buy pizza after a state test.”
He loved to dine with friends and family at a local restaurant and was very proud of his lawn. He is also an avid golfer and sometimes spends the night on the course behind Ford Aerostar when his tea time is early.
“Simple things really gave him great joy,” said Michelle Eyring. “I’m just reading a book, going out for a meal or watching a Mets or Islanders game at home. He was a simple guy. What he liked more than being around him. there is no.”
Eyring is survived by his wife, daughter and son, as well as two daughters, Catherine Cole and Elizabeth Perone, and one grandson, Benjamin. The ceremony is taking place and the family hopes to hold a commemorative ceremony in the future.