Clayton Conrad Colosimo, 15, passed away on March 28, 2020 in Scottsdale, AZ. He was born on Dec. 2, 2004 at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Hospital to Nicolle Hutchison and Nathan Colosimo. He is survived by his parents; his brothers Grayson Colosimo and Driver Haler, his grandparents Curtis and Cherie (Buck) Hutchison; his grandmother Grace Colosimo; his great grandmother Thelma Petruske; his aunts Emmy Greth, Hutchison, and Chantel Hutchison, his uncle Gabriel Hutchison and his cousin, London Hutchison. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ronald Colosimo; his uncle, Adam Colosimo and his cousin Sebastian James.
Clayton attended Kiva Elementary School, Mohave Middle School and was a student at Saguaro High School. He excelled in the sciences during his entire academic career. He was intellectual and always took gifted classes. Clayton was a great conversationalist. He was always excited to exchange stories, fun facts and new things with others.
Born into a musical family, Clayton learned the guitar from his grandfather Curtis and shared his love of being a musician with his mother. His first guitar song was Bad Fish. He enjoyed listening to Island in the Sun blasting on the radio on family trips to the beach.
He was an adoring little brother to his loving brother Grayson and a fun and devoted big brother and Lego master to his younger brother Driver. He aspired to be an architect. It was apparent he would have excelled given his aptitude for math and erector/Lego-building skills.
Raised in athletic households, he enjoyed watching sports with his brother and his father, hiking with his mother and her family, running, working out and playing basketball in clubs and on school teams.
He was a food aficionado and loved cooking and enjoying family dinners. His favorite dishes were his mother’s shepherd’s pie and sushi.
Clayton loved so many, and was loved by many more. He had a friendly energy that gave his personality a unique spark. Individuals remembered him forever after just one encounter. He was funny, stylish and sweet. He will continue to live in our memories with his quirky little smile and compassion for others. We will have reminders of his great sense of style when we see Vans shoes, Gucci slides, skinny jeans and long beautiful hair.
Our lives will never be the same without him. He has left his earthly body; yet our grieving of him reminds us how deeply our love remains. Clayton finished his final days on earth as an organ donor, saving at least four lives with his gifts. He will be deeply missed.
“Unable are the loved to die
For love is immortality ”
Services will be held in the summer due to Covid-2019 restrictions.