Obituary: Edward (Ted) Kelway Libby, 89, longtime Ridgefield resident
Edward (Ted) Kelway Libby, 89, longtime Ridgefield resident, died at Norwalk Hospital on February 2nd, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Born on Sept. 2nd, 1928 in Washington, DC to John H. and Violet K. (née Bamber) Libby, Ted and his siblings lived in England from 1935 until 1938 where they attended prep schools in Sussex, near their grandparents, and in Dulwich, outside London. They returned to the US to settle in Annapolis, MD, where Ted and his brother, John, were avid sailors.
Ted graduated from St. Andrew’s School in 1945, and went on to attend Haverford College, from which he graduated in 1951 after serving in the Navy from 1946 to 1948.
After college, Ted and John had a business in Washington, DC where they renovated houses and rented them out, before they both moved to New York City to work in finance. Ted settled at at Scudder, Stevens, & Clark where he worked in the Private Investment division, earning his CFA in 1980. He remained at Scudder until his retirement.
Ted met his wife Nancy (née Rockefeller) on a blind date in Bay Head, NJ. They were married in NYC in 1961. They spent the weekends in Ridgefield with their young son, moving to Ridgefield permanently after the birth of their daughter in 1967.
Ted was principled, modest, and well-read. He was a devoted family man, a champion of proper grammar, and an enthusiastic, amateur meteorologist.
Ted and Nancy have been members of Silver Spring Country Club for over 40 years, where they enjoyed playing tennis. Ted often joked that poor outcomes were his partners' fault. They enjoyed socializing at the club with family and friends, but also relished quiet weekends and holidays at home, where Ted's sister Anne regularly visited.
Ted is survived by his wife Nancy (Bub, to her family), his son Thomas (and wife, Susan, of Easton, CT), daughter Susan Boyce (and husband, Paul, of Marshfield, MA), grandchildren Campbell and William O’Connor, Emily and Lucy Boyce, and his sister Anne Short (and husband, Leigh, of Williamstown, MA). He was predeceased by his older brother John in 2004.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ridgefield Library.
A private memorial is being planned.