Wyman, John H.
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John Howard Wyman, beloved husband for forty five years of Marianne,
devoted father of Cristina and Charlie, father-in-law of Megan, grandfather of
Charlotte and Thornton, passed away on February 20 from complications of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was 72 years old. Mr. Wyman is also survived by his sister, Virginia Wyman Meyer, her husband Juan and their children Edward and Katharine.
Mr. Wyman, son of the late Charles A. Wyman and Olga Suzanne Wyman Resseguier, attended St. Bernard's School in New York, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Union College, from which he graduated with a BA in Economics in 1963. He attended the Tuck School at Dartmouth, and received his MBA from New York University. Mr. Wyman was an Executive Vice President of A.R. Schmeidler & Co, a wealth management firm in New York City for more than thirty years, and spent much of his career in investment management and research.
Mr. Wyman was a Grand Officier of the New York sous-commanderie of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, and an active member of the organization for more than 40 years. He was an outstanding connoisseur of wine, enjoying especially the wines of Burgundy. Additionally he enjoyed the camaraderie and conviviality of fine dining, his favorite being the fine gastronomy of France. An avid traveler from his early youth, Mr. Wyman spent many happy times in St. Moritz, Zermatt, and Lech with his family on the ski slopes as well as repeated trips to France, Italy, and Austria over the years. His extensive travel also took him to Asia, South America, and Africa, as well as visits to more than 40 U.S. states during his lifetime.
In his college years, Mr. Wyman participated in a project to build a school in Burkina Faso, then Upper Volta, under the auspices of Crossroads Africa and was received by President John F. Kennedy at the White House in the Rose Garden. A natural linguist, he spoke French and German fluently and particularly enjoyed reading European and American history books as well as works pertaining to finance and investments.
Mr. Wyman was a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut for more than 40 years, and more recently was a member of the Field Club, Dinosaurs, and The Horseneck Club.
A remembrance Mass of celebration will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:00 pm at St. Timothy Catholic Church, at 1034 North Street, in Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Children's Storefront and Family Re-Entry in Greenwich.
Published in GreenwichTime on Mar. 2, 2014