IN MEMORIAM: Clinton Randolph “Ranny” Wyckoff III

by Jane Ahrens

Clinton Randolph “Ranny” Wyckoff III, of Palm Beach, East Aurora, N.Y., and Fishers Island, N.Y., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at The Cleveland Clinic in Weston after a short illness. He was 76.

Mr. Wyckoff attended Aiken Preparatory School, Hotchkiss School, Nichols School and the University of Buffalo. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1961.

He was president of Atlas Steel Casting Co., and was the chief executive officer and founder of SoPark Corp. in Buffalo, N.Y. He was a member of The Saturn Club, The Pack Club, Fishers Island Club, and a founder and member of Crag Burn Golf Club in New York. He was a member of Seminole Golf Club, Everglades Club, Bath and Tennis Club and The Society of the Four Arts. He also was a member of The Young President’s Organization and The Crocodiles.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shelby de Peyster Wyckoff; a daughter, Shelby Laurel Wyckoff and husband John Pierce; a son, Ashton Goodyear Wyckoff and wife Shay; and two brothers, Peter G. Wyckoff and Kevin M. Wyckoff. He is also survived by four granddaughters, Mackenzie Binger, Elsa Binger, Lhotse Wyckoff and Payton Wyckoff. He was predeceased by a son, Clinton Randolph Wyckoff IV.

A private memorial service will be held in Buffalo.

Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407; Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415; or Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, 370 Massachusetts Ave., Buffalo, NY 14213; or Island Health Project, P.O. Box 344, Fishers Island, N.Y. 06390.

Palm Beach Daily News

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