Category: In Memoriam (page 1 of 5)

Kent Haydock passes away February 4, 2019

William Kent Haydock, longtime resident of Darien, CT, passed on peacefully at home on February 4, 2019 at the age of 93. He leaves his beloved wife of nearly 63 years, the former Caroline Pinckney Prioleau (Pinky), whom he married in Charleston, SC, as well as their three children and families. Kent was the son of the late Roger and Marjorie Kent Haydock of Wyncote, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia.

Following his graduation from Cheltenham High School, where he captained the wrestling team and won the all-suburban wrestling championship, Kent entered the U.S. Naval Air Corps. He became a commissioned naval aviator and ensign as WWII ended.

Returning to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Kent graduated in 1949 with a major in Marketing. He continued to excel at wrestling while at Penn, serving as team captain his senior year and placing first at the 1948 Middle Atlantic AAU tournament, pinning opponents with his trademark double-armlock maneuver, dubbed “The Haydock Hold.” In a class of 4,500, Kent was recognized as one of the top four “Honor Men”, won Penn’s highest award for all minor sports, and was elected to the Sphinx Senior Society, a select group chosen for their achievement, character, and leadership. He later became an early president of the University of Pennsylvania’s Club of Fairfield County.

Kent was a devoted member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien. He was a lay assistant for 25 years, a member of the vestry, an artist, and a writer, among other roles. He was also an active member of the Senior Men’s Association, serving a term as president. He taught English as a second language, counseled local small businesses, and was appointed chair of Darien’s Deer Management Committee, where he served the community for 15 years, with a special focus on combating Lyme disease. In addition, Kent and Pinky served 20 years on the membership committee of The Tokeneke Club.

He long enjoyed playing tennis and bridge, became an award-winning watercolorist, a family genealogist, and a personal investment manager for many years. Devoted to his family and always a gentleman, Kent was a kind and generous man with a strong faith, a wonderful sense of humor, and a real interest in others. He will be dearly missed by his family and large circle of friends.

Along with his loving wife and anchor Pinky, he is survived by their three children: William Kent Haydock, Jr. (and Cynthia Fetty) of Burlingame, CA, with his children Sarah (and Christopher) Dall and Andrew Haydock; Caroline (and John) Tibbetts of Darien, with their children Laura (and Robert) Witney and Parker Tibbetts; and Thomas (and Deborah) Haydock of Apex, NC, with their son Christopher Haydock. Kent is also survived by a great-grandson, Mason Dall. In addition, he leaves his sister, Marjorie (Peggy) Haydock McConnell and her husband Howard of Ambler, PA, as well as much-loved nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his brother, Roger Haydock, Jr., of Maple Glen, PA.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on March 23, 2019 at St. Luke’s Parish, Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Luke’s Parish or to Person-to-Person at 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.

Don Brown: January 18, 2019

Don Brown passed away peacefully on January 18, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1923, he was the
son of Samuel Raymond Brown and Theophelia Parrett Brown. He grew up in Glenbrook, CT and
graduated from Stamford High School where he was vice president of his senior class in 1941. Don
enlisted in 1942 and served in the Marine Corps., subsequently attending Princeton University and
graduating in 1947.

In 1948 Don joined Irving Subway Grating Co., where he started his career in sales. He was president of Irving when it was acquired by Harsco Steel Corporation in 1966. His years at Harsco, as divisional President for IKG Industries, took him to Mexico, South America and Europe establishing manufacturing factories producing and selling steel, aluminum and fiberglass flooring to the world market. Don raised his family in Darien, CT and retired there in 1985.

He is survived by his three children: Nancy Condon (Jay), Patricia Kinnunen (Peter), and Keith Brown (Wendy); his 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, who lovingly knew him as “Pop”; a brother, Bruce Brown; and many close nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Don will be remembered for his smile, indelible spirit and booming voice as well as his generosity and kindness. His philanthropy went well beyond his service to the community as he was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.

Don and Georgie were active members of the First Congregational Church of Darien for over 60 years, serving on every board and making lifelong friends. Some of Don’s other volunteer commitments were to Person to Person as the “van man” picking up and delivering furniture for many years, Meals on Wheels, Red Cross, United Fund, and Pilgrim Towers.

Don and Georgie enjoyed traveling with friends and made many more on each trip they took. Don’s energy and happy spirit were contagious.

The Brown family were all passionate about skiing and Don was known as the “Brown Bomber” as he swooped down the mountains of VT and the ski areas out west every year with his “over 70” buddies. His last best run was at 85 years old when he joined a grandson at Vail and they skied the back bowls together.

A Memorial Service will be held in his honor at the First Congregational Church in Darien, CT at 2:00 on May 18, 2019.

Donations in Don’s memory may be made to The First Congregational Church, 14 Brookside Road,
Darien, CT 06820 or Person to Person, 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT

William Harrington

Obituary: William E. Harrington of Darien

William E. Harrington of Darien, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2019 after a long and fulfilling life.

Bill was born in Brookline, MA, on May 26, 1924 to the late William E. Harrington, Sr., and Alice O’Laughlin Harrington. At age six, he and his family relocated to Westchester County, NY, where he was raised.

Bill attended college at his beloved University of Notre Dame and became a lifelong fan. His college career was interrupted by his service as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII. After a near fatal crash during night training in Georgia, Bill spent two years in the hospital recovering from his injuries. After graduating from Notre Dame, he began his career in advertising in New York City at Young & Rubicam, where he met and married Margaret McCabe. Midway through his career, Bill became a real estate broker in Darien, as an owner of Scott Associates and later Harrington Real Estate, recently retiring at the age of 90!

The Harringtons moved to Darien in 1956, where they raised five children. Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret, and his children Meg Levine (Jeff) of Springfield, VA, Beth Harrington-Howes (Obie) of Portland, ME, Susan Hamill (Jeff) of Darien, CT, Mary Bouton (Ed) of Greenwich, CT, and Bill Harrington (Allison) of Glencoe, IL. The family grew to include 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his brother Paul Harrington (M.A.) of Somers, NY, his sister Sally Beers of Rye, NY, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Joan Doyle, his sisters-in-law Sue Harrington, Anna McCabe Murphy, and his brothers-in-law Phil Beers, Paul Doyle, Michael McCabe, and Pat Murphy.

Bill was very active in many Darien community organizations including the Republican Town Committee (RTM), The Board of Realtors (President), St. John R. C. Church (Lay Minister), Notre Dame Club of Fairfield Country (Man of the Year), Noroton Bay Property Owners (Board Member and President), Middlesex Commons Condominium Board (President), Person-to-Person (volunteer), Darien (Senior) Men’s Association, ROMEO Club and Kiwanis Club.

Throughout his life Bill carried a bright smile, however, it was its brightest while spending time with family. He lives on as an inspiration to his family and friends for his unparalleled optimism, sense of humor and loyalty. He will be missed by all for his zest for life and dedication to others.

The family will receive family and friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Boston Post Road, Darien, on January 23, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John R. C. Church, 1986 Boston Post Road, Darien, on January 24, 2019 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.

In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to Operation Smile or the University of Notre Dame.

Martin Skala

Obituary: Martin Skala, longtime Darien resident

Martin Skala, a Darien resident for over 40 years, passed away peacefully at home on January 6, 2019. He was a dynamic member of the community within faith, political and social circles. Martin never met a stranger, just a future friend.

Martin’s love for connecting and bringing people together found a perfect focus as one of the first members of Common Ground Committee. Common Ground’s message is one he fervently believed in: “Improving the tenor of public discourse on topics of concern to our communities, our country and the world… Engaging in constructive dialogue about the many challenges facing our country and our society today.”

He was an active member in many Darien community organizations including the Republican Town Committee (RTM), the Darien (Senior) Men’s Association, First Church of Christ, Scientist, where he served for 43 years in multiple volunteer capacities, including conducting services and as a board member.

He was a long-time member of the New York Financial Writers’ Association. He worked for over 25 years as a communications executive with a specialty in financial writing, investor relations and corporate communications. From 1979 to 1995, he was senior editor of Standard & Poor’s flagship investment advisory publication, The Outlook. Earlier, he held corporate communications positions at American Express and Manufacturers-Hanover Bank. In the 1970s, he was New York City-based business and financial correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor.

Martin was an avid tennis player who loved sailing, hiking, nature, outdoor activities, and exploration. He will long be remembered for his sense of adventure.

Born in Vienna, Austria, Martin came to the United States with his family as a child, settling in Sunnyside, Queens. He earned a B.A. degree from Oberlin College and an M.A. in Economics from Columbia University.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Darien; two daughters, Libby and her husband, Steve, of Brooklyn, NY; and Emily and her husband Aaron Hull; and two granddaughters, Sophia and Talia Hull, of Norwalk, CT.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held on February 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Road, Darien, CT.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of Christ, Scientist, PO Box 3435, Darien, CT 06820 or Common Ground Committee

Ed Mulock passes away Dec 3, 2018

Edwin McCord Mulock, III of Darien, died at home December 3, 2018. Born April 14, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Edwin McCord Mulock Jr. and Harriett (Knight) Mulock.

Ed is survived by his wife of fifty-four years Neville Rodgers Mulock, his children Lyndsay Drew and Luke Mulock and two grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Bruce Mulock.

As a resident of Darien since 1973, Ed was active in the community. Starting out as a co-president of the Hindley School Parents Association and Sunday school teacher at St. Luke’s Parish, he also served as President of the Board of the Noroton Bay Property Owners Association, and enjoyed his stint as “King of the Bay” in their opening day parade.

He developed the first computer system for Person-to-Person and served there as a Van Man. He continued to move furniture in and out of clients’ and donors’ homes until he was 80. He became a member of the Darien Men’s Association and served on the Social Committee, offered to be their Computer Activity representative at the Darien Senior Center and partook in their Happy Wanderers outings.

Ed attended Hackley School in Tarrytown. He went on to Princeton University and attended reunions, football games and P-rades the rest of his life. He spent a summer at UC Berkeley studying German and attended the University of Virginia for graduate school. Rather than beginning his career as an economist as planned, Ed began with three days of training from IBM at Avon Products and spent his entire career in computer systems development and information services management. Ed also received an MBA from Adelphi University after three years while commuting with a professor on Metro-North. He became a founding member of the Advanced Technology Group at Bristol-Myers Squibb in New York where he was employed for over thirty years. After retirement, he became a consultant for Hoffman-La Roche Pharmaceuticals.

Ed loved to travel. He met his wife in the lobby of a hotel in Miami while getting ready to embark on a windjammer cruise to the Bahamas in 1963. His more adventurous travels included camping trips navigating Volkswagon Pop Top campers through Holland, Belgium, Germany, and Austria when his children were young.

He was an avid sailor and loved sailing more than any other activity. He was lucky and grateful to his many friends at Noroton Yacht Club who asked him to be their foredeck man for decades. He also discovered he liked having others skipper cruises in the Caribbean, Europe and Africa and across the Atlantic. He loved jumping from the pilings at Noroton Bay at high tide and body surfing wherever the surf swelled enough.

He was a true music enthusiast with his tastes ranging from atonal Charles Ives to zydeco, to Norah Jones to jazz to classical. His favorite, however, always remained Bach for whom he forever tweaked his speakers to find just the right acoustics. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his big smile.

A memorial service will be held at Saint Luke’s Parish. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s memory to Person-to-Person, 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820 or a charity special to the donor. Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, handled arrangements.

A service will be held Friday, December 28th, 2:00 p.m., St Luke’s.

Wilder Baker

Obituary: Wilder D. Baker Jr.

Wilder D. Baker Jr.
Wilder D. Baker Jr.

Wilder D. Baker Jr. — December 4, 1931-November 22, 2018

Wilder D. Baker Jr. of Darien, CT, passed away on November 22, 2018 after a long struggle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Wilder was born December 4, 1931, in Washington, DC, the only child of Naval officer Wilder D. Baker and Cora Barry Baker, the daughter of a Washington correspondent. Due to his father’s obligations in the Navy, the family moved many times during Wilder’s childhood which spanned World War II.  Most especially in his memory were Hawaii, Coronado, CA and London, but which included the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Washington, DC, Norfolk, and two years in New Haven when his father was head of the ROTC at Yale.

Wilder graduated from Andover Academy, class of ’49 and Yale, class of ’53. His career in advertising led him to become CEO of Warwick, Baker, O’Neill. His outgoing, generous personality was ideal for helping his clients find the right voice for their products. Although he started in advertising during the Mad Men Era, he was focused on a very forward thinking management style. He was ahead of his time in hiring diversity, and promoting women to executive positions. He was an excellent mentor to his executives, wanting only the best for his firm and his clients. This philosophy made him a remarkable executive.

Wilder was affiliated with the Ad Club of New York, the Four A’s, and the AAF. After retiring, Wilder was on the Board of the Hyde School in the Bronx, and was an active member of the Talmadge Hill Church in Darien, most recently serving on the committee to choose a new minister. He was an avid sports enthusiast throughout his life, playing tennis, paddle tennis and golf all year round.

Wilder is survived by his wife, Vanda, two daughters, Brooke (husband Richard) and Dana (husband David), and their mother Dorothy Baker. He has three stepchildren, Magaret Epprecht (husband David), Thomas McGlade, and Katherine Stowe (husband Spurgeon). He loved his nine grandchildren deeply, Noa, Crea, Milo, Tyler, Kylie, Liza, Andrew, Hugh and George. He will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on December 8 at 10 AM at the Talmadge Hill Church on Hollow Tree Ridge Road in Darien. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wilder Baker Relief Fund at the Hyde Bronx School, Bronx, NY.

BRONX, NY 10474

Bill Nightingale

William Joslyn Nightingale, 89, known as Bill, passed away after a brave battle with cancer on September 20, 2018. He will be remembered for his positive attitude and unshakeable integrity.

Bill was born on September 16, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN to Willam Isaac Nightingale and Gladys Joslyn Nightingale. He married Carla Carroll of Wayzata, MN in 1957 and in 1966 moved his family to Darien, CT, where he lived for almost 30 years. In 1993, Bill married Deborah Watson and lived in Rowayton, CT before recently relocating to New Canaan.

Bill graduated from Bowdoin College in 1951 and from the Harvard Business School in 1953. He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps in Port Lyautey, French Morocco from 1954 – 1956.

Bill began his career at General Mills in Minneapolis. After he moved to the New York area, he worked in senior management positions at Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Hanes Corporation, and The Bali Company of New York, NY, where he was President and CEO.

In 1975 he founded Nightingale and Associates LLC, one of the first crisis management and turn-around consulting firms in the U.S. After a long successful run at the helm, he retired in 1995.

After retirement, Bill served on many corporate and charitable boards. He was particularly proud of his service as president of Person to Person.

Bill was a long-standing member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, where he was on the vestry and was senior warden. He was an active member of The Harvard Club, Wee Burn Country Club, and Noroton Yacht Club.

Throughout his life, Bill had many friends. A generous optimist, his glass was always half full. He loved his home in Bridgewater, VT, the Maine coast, skiing and traveling. He was a role model to many and imparted advice with wisdom and humor.

Bill is survived by his wife Deborah of New Canaan; his son Paul Nightingale, and wife, Kate, of Marblehead, MA; daughter Sara Nightingale of Sag Harbor, NY; son William J. Nightingale Jr., and wife, Julie, of Rowayton, CT; and daughter Margot Nightingale, and husband, Henry Personnaz, of Paris, France. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, his brother Donald Nightingale, and wife, Gerda, of North Oaks, MN, and step-children Ian and Sarah Watson. He was pre-deceased by sister Nancy Jones.

A memorial service celebrating Bill’s life will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 4, at St. Luke’s Church, Post Road, Darien, CT.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bill’s memory to Bowdoin College or Person to Person in Darien, CT.

In Memoriam, Elliott Prival, January 7, 2017


PRIVAL–Elliott, of Darien, CT died January 7th at the age of 95. He graduated from MIT and earned his MS from NYU. He was a Naval Officer in WWII, and an investment banker when he retired.

Elliott left behind his beloved wife of 73 years, Sylvia Bisguier, as well as two daughters and sons-in-law, five grandchildren and their spouses and five great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.

In memoriam: Bill Holding

William B. Holding, a prominent banker and accomplished painter whose joys were his family and music, died peacefully on August 15 in Darien, Connecticut. He was 84.

After a 30-year career at Morgan Guaranty Trust (now JPMorgan Chase) as a senior executive and president of its joint venture in Amsterdam, Bank Morgan Labouchere, Bill founded his own consulting firm, William Holding Associates, in 1991. The firm advised Dutch and other European corporations for more than a decade on investing in the United States.

Bill’s true passion, though, was music and art. Even as a boy, he was a gifted pianist, eager to play for family and friends the pieces that he often composed himself. His bass voice anchored the Whiffenpoofs singing group at Yale College, where he earned his degree in 1955 and was known as “Lo and Be” Holding. Later, he would sing and travel the world with the Yale Alumni Chorus, and church choirs would often perform his highly original compositions.

As a painter, Bill drew on his fascination with the sea, developed as a boy sailing from Larchmont, New York, where he grew up, and as a U.S. Navy lieutenant aboard the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Salem in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. He had a talent for capturing the grace and power of waves, and his works in oil often portrayed sailboats off the coast of Nantucket Island, where he and his family have owned a home, in Siasconset, for many years.

Bill was born in New York, New York on November 9, 1933, the son of Lucile (Burton) and Hunter Holding. He graduated from Mamaroneck High School and Yale, and then served in the navy for two years. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1959 and immediately joined Morgan Guaranty in New York. He lived in Darien and Siasconset.

Bill is survived by his wife, Judith (Kleinhans), and their three children and their families: Bill Jr., his wife Pam, and their children Will, Chase, and Abby; Chris, his wife Megan, and their children Katherine and Claire; and Wendy, her wife Lindsay, and their children Jasper and Willa. Bill also leaves his beloved sister, Lyn, and brothers Hunter and Reynolds.

A celebration of Bill’s life will take place at St. Luke’s Church, 1864 Post Road in Darien on Friday September 7 at 11am.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to St. Luke’s Parish, 1864 Post Road, Darien CT 06820; The Yale Alumni Chorus Foundation Scholarship Fund, PO Box 209036, New Haven, CT 06520-9036 or the Siasconset Union Chapel, 18 New Street, Siasconset, MA 02564.

In Memoriam Bill Shepard, Jr., May 29, 2018

William “Bill” Brown Shepard, Jr., 71, of Darien, CT and Naples, FL passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 29th surrounded by his loved ones after a brief battle with metastatic melanoma cancer.

Bill was born in Summit, New Jersey to William and Mary Shepard. He graduated from The Pingry School and Wesleyan University where he had a long high school and college swimming career. He passed on a deep love of competitive and recreational swimming to his children and grandchildren, and any Shepard family vacation always included being on the water.

It was during college where he met his loving wife of 49 years, Midge, who came back the night they met and said “this is the first man I could consider marrying.”

After college they were married before Bill served a year in Vietnam as an officer stationed at a riverboat base. He returned home safely as a decorated Navy Vietnam combat veteran.

He then received his MBA from Columbia Business School and went on to have a fascinating international banking career that brought him and his family around the world. During his 40 year career he was fluent and successful across many cultures throughout Asia and the Middle East. He started at Manufacturers Hanover in New York City and later transferred with his family to Tokyo, Japan. After three years they returned to the US where he worked at Irving T rust Bank before another international assignment inSaudi Arabia at National Commercial Bank. He returned four years later and worked at Gulf International Bank in New York City before he and Midge moved to Houston for eight years where he ultimately retired as the head of US operations for Riyad Bank.

Bill’s greatest pride and joy was his family and his life revolved around them. He was immensely proud of the adults his children have become. He adored his five grandchildren.

He led a life of great joy and enthusiasm and found so many pleasures in living his life fully. He enjoyed boating, gardening (and then frequently moving each plant in his garden to find its perfect spot, much to the amusement of his family), attending sporting events for his children and grandchildren, reading about history and countless other topics, being active in his church and volunteer communities, and observing shore life on the beach in Naples. He was very active up until his passing and cherished his almost daily swims, bike rides, and beach walks with Midge.

Bill was a shining light of love, positive attitude, gratitude and optimism that was contagious and will be sorely missed. He recognized every day the many blessings he had in his life, including being the friend of many wonderful people. His outgoing and uplifting personality gave him a unique ability to connect with and touch people from all walks of life. He loved meeting people and to him strangers were just friends he hadn’t met yet.

He also found deep personal satisfaction and enjoyment in helping others, especially sponsoring, mentoring, and supporting those with substance abuse addiction, and volunteering in countless other ways.

Bill was an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, CT and Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church in Naples, FL. He was a member of the Country Club of Darien and the Darien Boat Club.

A proud husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed beyond belief, he is survived by his wife, Midge, and their three children, two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren: Trip and Tracy Shepard (Grace, Conor, Eric) of Darien, CT; Jay and Courtney Shepard (Jay and Blake) of Litchfield, CT; and Susan Shepard of New York, NY. He also leaves behind two brothers, Dick Shepard of Holland, MIand David Shepard of Kingston, MA.

A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, CT on Saturday, June 9th at 4:30pm.There will be another memorial service in Naples, FL in the fall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider donating in Bill’s name to St Luke’s Parish in Darien, CT or New Beginnings in Naples, Florida where he volunteered:

St. Luke’s Parish
1864 Post Rd
Darien, CT 06820

New Beginnings Naples (care of Captain Peltz)
3710 Estey Avenue
Naples, FL 34104

In Memoriam Larry Story, May 15, 2018

Lawrence Paul Story of Darien passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He had recently turned 81 years old.

Lawrence, known as Larry, was born on April 19th, 1937 in Queens, New York to Henry and Mary Story. He attended Drew University before serving as a Lieutenant in the Navy from 1959-1964 in the Pacific on USS Arnold J Isbell.

Larry and Lucille married in June 1964 and moved to Darien in 1966. Their most favorite times were sailing on Anjinsan II, their Tartan 3500, on Long Island Sound up to Edgartown or bareboating in the BVI’s. They were members of Noroton Yacht Club and Darien Boat Club.

For 40 years Larry was a Realtor in New Canaan where he was President of the board 6 times and President of CAR in 1996.

Larry had a wonderful sense of humor, always ready with a joke or a song, and was loved by his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lucille Story, sister Julie Tloczkowski, brother Thomas Story. His beloved children Kimberly, Lawrence, Elizabeth and grandchildren, Lawrence III, Liam, Colin, Maggie, Keegan and Kayleigh.

There will be a wake Thursday, May 31, 2018, 5:00-8:00 pm at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien. Mass will be June 1st at 11:00 AM at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1864 Post Rd, Darien, followed by a military burial at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.

In Memoriam Buck Margold, May 7, 2018

Davis “Buck” Margold, a resident of Rowayton, CT, formerly of Darien, CT and Stratton, VT died on May 7, 2018. He was 78-years-old.

Mr. Margold spent most of his business career on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange as a member. He bought his seat in 1967 and joined the firm of Carlisle-Jacqueline, later working for Wertheim & Company and the specialist firm of MJ Meehan. He was on the board of the NYSE Luncheon Club, later serving as its president. He was an avid skier and former Stratton Mountain School trustee. Buck was a founding member of the NYSE Interbourse Ski Team, competing against stock exchanges all over the world.

An accomplished sailor and lifelong boater, he was a member of the Corinthians, the Noroton Yacht Club and the New York Yacht Club, where he served on the Executive Committee, as Chairman of the House Committee, and as a trustee of the NYYC Foundation. He attended St. Luke’s School in New Canaan and Duke University.

Mr. Margold is survived by his wife of 46 years Linda Smith Margold, his children Dina Cummings and Doren Dolan, two stepchildren Darcy Ahl and Leonard Chappel and grandchildren, Braeden Cummings, Griffin Cummings, Jack Dolan, Henry Dolan, Grace Dolan, Cort Ahl, Kemper Ahl, Signe Ahl and Marley Chappel, as well as a sister, Lys Marigold.

A Jimmy Buffett fan, Buck enjoyed life to the fullest whether it was captaining his beloved “Salubrious” off the New England coast, enjoying mussels in Normandy or skiing (and après skiing) with his buddies in Vermont and the Alps. He will be missed by friends and family far and wide for being a true gentleman.

A memorial celebration is planned for Tuesday, May 29th at 1:30 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1864 Post Road in Darien, CT. Pastel attire encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider donations to:

Hackers for Hope

Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Center

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