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Richard Hargrave

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Hargrave, Richard

Richard (Dick) Osler Hargrave died Saturday, January 18, 2014. Mr. Hargrave was the son of the late Joseph Groo Hargrave and the late Alice Osler Hargrave, both of Pittsburgh. He survived the late Dorothy Hargrave, the late Jean Black and the late Robert Hargrave, all of Pittsburgh.

Dick married Mary Wolverton Whigham in 1955, who is also a native of Pittsburgh. The Hargrave's moved to NY City in the 1960's, then later to Larchmont where they raised their family. In 2004 they moved to Somers NY.

Mr. Hargrave was a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh, receiving both Bachelors and Masters Degrees. He was President of Omicron Delta Kappa, a member of Pitt's National Championship Rifle Team, and was elected to the Pitt Varsity Letter Club.

He was a retired Army Officer, having graduated as Combat Infantry Platoon Leader from The Infantry School at Fort Benning. He served from 1946-1948, and again from 1950-1952 as a First Lieutenant during the Korean War.

Mr. Hargrave held various roles within the Securities Industry, including a 32 year career on Wall Street, which he enjoyed very much. In the 1960's Mr. Hargrave was one of the stock brokers who helped revitalize the Paine Webber Headquarters Board Room, where he was appointed Account Vice President. He later moved to the headquarters of Oppenheimer & Co. NY, and then to A.G. Edwards in Greenwich CT.

For many years Mr. Hargrave sang bass in various quartets, glee clubs, mixed choruses and choirs. He often spoke of the thrill he experienced performing Bach's St. Matthew Passion under the direction of the famed conductor Robert Shaw at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Hall. Other interests included skiing, automobiles and following the financial markets.

He is survived by his wife Mary Whigham Hargrave, by their son Richard Hargrave, Jr and his wife Pam of Brewster NY, their daughter Meredith Albertelli of Temecula CA, and four grandchildren; Lyndsay A. Hargrave, Joseph R. Albertelli, Sophia R. Albertelli and Richard J. Hargrave. Visiting Saturday 2-4 PM followed by a Memorial service at Fox Funeral Home in Larchmont at 4 PM. For more information go to Dick's web page at


Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 22, 2014
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