WILLIAM TIERNAN

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TIERNAN--William Scott.

William Scott Tiernan of Laramie, WY passed away July 27, 2018. He was 67 years old. Scott, who went by "Grand Dude" when with his grandchildren and by "Wild Bill" when on his ranch in Wyoming, was born in West Orange, NJ on May 18, 1951. The second of four kids, he grew up on the ocean in Delray Beach, FL and spent his childhood summers surfing on Cape Cod and in East Hampton, NY. He attended high school at Avon Old Farms in Connecticut, where he lettered in football, wrestling, and lacrosse. After graduation, he served on the school's board and donated a wrestling room in honor of his late father, John W. Tiernan. In adulthood, Scott moved to Gulf Stream, FL where he became a partner in the real estate brokerage firm Allmon & Tiernan. (It would later become Allmon, Tiernan & Ely before it was sold to Corcoran in 2005.) He also served on the board of his family's company, Mark, Fore & Strike. After his retirement, he bought property in Laramie, WY, where he built a ranch and enjoyed making huge metal sculptures, much to his grandkids' delight. Scott is survived by his mother, Lynda Scheerer Stokes of Gulf Stream, FL; the mother of his four children, Kim Allmon Tiernan of Guana Cay, Bahamas; his three sons, Scott Durand Tiernan of Newport Beach, CA, Parker Knight Tiernan of Delray Beach, FL and Jonathan Sears Tiernan of Great Falls, MT; his daughter, Cary Tiernan Butterfield, of Bermuda; three grandchildren, Ava, Cruz and Elle Butterfield; three siblings, Michael Whitaker Tiernan of Delray Beach, FL; Ann Purcell Tiernan of Delray Beach, FL; and Martha Tiernan Ely of Gulf Stream, FL; and scores of family and friends. A celebration of Scott's life will take place in Florida this fall.

Published in The New York Times on Aug. 12, 2018