- The Washington Times - Sunday, August 14, 2005

Claire Thoron Pyle, a former schoolteacher in the D.C. region, died Aug. 1 of cancer at her home in La Quinta, Calif. She was 64.

Born Feb. 22, 1941, in Boston, she attended Concord Academy in Concord, Mass., before graduating from Bennington College. She received her master’s degree in education from Boston University.

Mrs. Pyle taught and tutored in Cambridge, Mass., schools for two years before moving to the remedial-reading program from 1972 to 1984 in Arlington County public schools.

The granddaughter of famed lawyer Grenville Clark, Mrs. Pyle served as director and president of the Grenville Clark Fund at Dartmouth College.

In 1985, she married Robert N. Pyle in the District. She and her husband moved to La Quinta in 2003.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Louis Pyle Crosier of Wellesley, Mass.; two sisters, Louis Thoron of Jaffrey, N.H., and Molly Thoron Duran of Santa Fe, N.M.; two brothers, Grenville C. Thoron of Lynn, Mass., and Thomas Thoron of Dublin, N.H.; four stepchildren and two grandchildren.

A memorial service is to be held in La Quinta.

The family requests that donations be made to the IBA Internship Fund in the District.

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