Colonie- Bryon C. McKim, 30, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Bryon is survived by his loving wife Kerry A. McKim and his beloved daughter Madeleine C. McKim. He was the son of Dale M. Jr. and Beverly A. McKim of Williamsville, NY.
He is also survived by his brother, Dale M. McKim III and his wife Kelly, of Amherst, NY, two nephews, Patrick and Thomas and too many friends to name.
Bryon was a 2003 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and then graduated from Siena College in 2008 with a degree in economics. He then attended Albany Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2011. He was admitted into the New York State Bar Association in 2012.
Bryon was employed as an Attorney with the New York State Assembly Minority Conference. He was also in private practice as a partner in the Law Offices of James Walsh. Bryon was highly respected as one of the foremost and sought after election lawyers in New York State. He successfully argued cases involving election and ballot access matters in front of the New York State Supreme Court, its Appellate Divisions, and the New York State Court of Appeals, New York’s highest ranking court. He was also undefeated as legal counsel for numerous political nominating conventions.
Bryon was the co-founder of the Albany Bills Backers. He dedicated many years to the New York State Young Republicans as well as the Young Republican National Federation where he met his wife Kerry. Bryon was a Brother of Masters Lodge Number Five, F & AM, Albany, NY. He was a force to be reckoned with on the rugby pitch playing for both the Albany Law and the Albany Law Alumni teams. Bryon was a passionate Siena Saints Basketball season ticket holder. During the summer months he could be found at the Saratoga Track Meet. Bryon and his wife Kerry were avid cruisers and together founded Millennialcruiser.com.
Bryon was a diehard sports fan and specifically rooted for the following teams: Buffalo Bills, Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Sabres, Siena Saints Basketball, the American World Cup Team and Chelsea Soccer in the Premier League.
Of all the accomplishments in Bryon’s life, he was most proud of being a father to Maddy. Whether it was shopping for dresses or playing with princesses, Maddy was the center of his world. He even made sure the first movie Maddy watched was his favorite, Top Gun.
Donations may be sent to the Madeleine McKim Educational Trust, care of Law Offices of James Walsh, 20 Church Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 3:00pm-8:00pm at New Comer Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, NY, 12205. A mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:30am at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 607 Central Ave, Albany, NY, 12206. Interment will follow at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY.