David A. Dewey

September 24, 1932February 4, 2021

DEWEY – David Alan of Greenwich, CT passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on February 4. Born on September 24, 1932 in Columbus, OH, David was the younger son of Raymond Ball and Naomi Ann Dewey. He graduated from Cortland High School (NY) in 1950; received his A.B. in Government from Cornell University; and received his JD and MBA (in Finance and Marketing) degrees from Cornell University. After serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and completing his education, David was admitted to the New York Bar and began his professional career as a lawyer at Davies, Hardy & Schenck. David left the practice of law to pursue a career in finance, initially joining Mobil Corporation in its Treasury Department. He then embarked on a long and successful career in investment management. David held senior marketing roles at Baker, Weeks & Co., Alliance Capital Management, Dillon, Read & Co., Oppenheimer & Co. Inc, Trust Company of the West (TCW), and Federal Street Partners. Upon his retirement, David travelled extensively and pursued his passion for collecting Marklin model trains and W. Britain toy soldiers. He loved to garden, and his roses at home in Greenwich were a source of great joy. David was a member of The Knickerbocker Club (New York, NY) and The Belle Haven Club (Greenwich, CT). He was also a member of the First Friday Club of Greenwich and served as President of the Horseneck Club of Greenwich. David is survived by his loving wife and partner of 57 years, Ragnhild of Tonsberg, Norway; daughter Inger Dewey Golob, son-in-law David Golob, and their children, Derek, Trevor and Katrina Golob of Menlo Park, CA; and daughter Brit Dewey, son-in-law Phil Tinmouth, and their children Julian and Erika Tinmouth of Belmont, MA. A celebration of David’s life will be arranged at a later date


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Rob Dewey

February 21, 2021

For me, Uncle Dave was thoughtful, smart, and supportive. My memories extend all the way back to their wedding while we lived in New Jersey, but the most influential time of our connection is when I left home and headed off to college and eventually to marriage and a career. His observations and ideas were on point for what I needed and also for what was particular to my interests. I remember sage advice for getting the most from my studies at Dartmouth. Some time later he helped me find a starting position in business that, even though it was not in my eventual career path, moved me forward in an important way. But perhaps most important, his marriage to a European opened my eyes to doing the same thing. Much later, I also remember being with him one time in a bookstore in Oklahoma City where we had an exciting, intellectual discussion about the world and history. Uncle Dave helped me in ways perhaps he did not even know, but I have always known and am still grateful.

Jay Sacco

February 16, 2021

Please accept my condolences on your loss. Though we were years apart, David was a fellow Cornellian and fraternity brother, and all of us at Sigma Pi Mu Chapter share your loss.
Jay "Sac" Sacco

Thomas Bull-Larsen

February 15, 2021

Uncle David was a special person in my life. He was my „Uncle in America“. A caring family man who was smart, generous and curious about other cultures.

He was the one that brought me real cowboy boots from America, which made me stand out as a young boy in the neighborhood. They had only seen such boots in Western movies.

He was the one that gave me 100 $ at Grand Central Station when I was broke as a student in College in the US.

He was the one that got me excited about taking my MBA in the United States.

Uncle David raised a great family together with Tante Ragnhild. Their daughters, Inger and Brit, are living the legacy of Uncle David in keeping the international family together.

I will miss him a lot.

Rest in Peace

Your Norwegian nephew Thomas