James D. Farley
6/24/1926 – 6/19/2015
Hobe Sound, FL James Duncan Farley died peacefully at home in Hobe Sound, Florida on June 19, 2015 after a progressive decline in health.
Mr. Farley was born on June 24, 1926 to Alice Duncan Farley and Donald Stephen Farley in Chicago, Illinois. The eldest of six children, he was raised in Madison, Wisconsin where he graduated from Edgewood High School. In 1944, he entered the Merchant Marine Academy. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. At Georgetown, he was a member of the Golf Team igniting a life-long passion for golf.
In 1950, Mr. Farley was hired as a trainee at the First National City Bank in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bulk of his 40 year career at Citibank was spent in New York City where he retired in 1991, as a Vice Chairman.
During his career, he was involved with the Mercantile Bank of Canada in Montreal, Canada, the Citibank New York State Branches, the Citibank Merchant Bank, and he was the head of corporate banking in Central and South America. He was the consummate New York City Banker in banking’s heyday.
In 1960, James Farley married Mary Kay Tracy. The Farley’s raised their four children in Greenwich, Connecticut. He served as a Trustee of International House, Manhattan College, Georgetown University, and the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. He was a Knight of Malta, and served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the John A. Hartford Foundation.
In 1991, Mr. Farley retired from Citibank and maintained residences in Hobe Sound, Florida, Harbor Point, Michigan and Pebble Beach, California. He remained active at the Hartford Foundation, on the Golf course and traveled the world. He was a member of the Cypress Point Club, the Los Angeles Country Club, the Lyford Cay Club, the Everglades Club, the Little Harbor Club, and the Question Club. He was a founding member of the Loblolly Pines Golf Club, and a Director of the Wequetonsing Golf Club and the University Club of New York.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary Kay Farley, a year ago, after 54 years of marriage. He is survived by his children Frances A. Farley, M.D. (Darryl J. Snabes), James D. Farley, Jr. (Cornelia Connor Farley), Kathryn T. Farley, PhD, and Andrew E. Farley. He is also survived by six grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters, two brother in laws, five sister in laws and thirty four nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Holy Childhood Church, Harbor Springs, Michigan, Georgetown University, and the Highland Cottage Hospice, Petoskey, Michigan
Funeral Mass is at Holy Childhood Catholic Church, 150 Main Street, Harbor Springs, Michigan at 11 AM, June 27, 2015. The family will greet friends at 10 AM at Holy Childhood Church. Burial will follow at the Holy Childhood Cemetery, Harbor Springs, Michigan. Funeral arrangements are through the Schiller Funeral Home. Schiller Funeral Home Harbor Springs, Mi.
Schiller Funeral Home – Harbor Springs
5505 M-119, P.O. Box 105
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Published in Ann Arbor News from June 22 to June 25, 2015
Farley, James, D. [MCtrustee RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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