Tatge, John Stanley
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John Stanley Tatge, resident of Riverside since 1967, died peacefully on Friday, July 25 2014. John was born to Edward George and Marion Szymanski Tatge in Evanston, IL. on May 30, 1931. He studied English at Lawrence University and Northwestern University. After college, he moved to New York City and worked for many years as a writer and photographer for United Press Features, covering industry and business as well as public relations.
Alongside his wife Gretchen Everbach Tatge, John was dedicated to the local art scene, serving as president of the Art Society of Old Greenwich from 1991 to 2001. He worked to broaden the geographical range of contributing artists. He brought membership from 285 to 450 in 10 years. John created the first ASOG website as well as chaired the Sidewalk Show in Old Greenwich for twenty years.
He was a coach for the OGRCC for many years in baseball and basketball, coaching First Church and State National teams.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gretchen Tatge, as well as his three children, son Conrad Tatge of Riverside, CT, and daughters Amanda Tatge Jones of Williamstown, MA and Melissa Tatge of Beacon, NY. He has one grand child, Sophie Jones of Williamstown, MA.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, July 29 at Knapp Funeral Home, 267 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT from 4 to 8 pm. Friends may call. Contributions in lieu of flowers to the Art Society of Old Greenwich, PO Box 103, Old Greenwich, CT 06870.
Fred D Knapp & Son Funeral Home
267 Greenwich Ave. Greenwich, CT 06830
Published in GreenwichTime on July 27, 2014