GUY G. RUTHERFURD

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RUTHERFURD--Guy Gerard, of New York City, died peacefully on May 27, 2012 at the age of 96. He was the beloved husband of Georgette Rutherfurd and devoted father of Morton Rutherfurd, who both predeceased him. He is survived by three loving children, Guy Jr., Leith, and Alexander, twelve grand-children and five great-grandchildren. Born in New York City on September 11, 1915, he was the loving son of Winthrop C. Rutherfurd and Alice Morton Rutherfurd - his mother who died when he was four - and of his stepmother Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd. He was the grandson of Levi P. Morton, a Governor of New York and U.S. Vice President. He was predeceased by all his siblings: brothers Lewis, Winthrop, John, Hugo, and sisters Alice Peralta Ramos and Barbara Knowles. He was educated at St. Paul's School, Princeton University, and the University of Virginia School of Law. He married Georgette Whelan in 1938 and spent most of his life in Aiken SC, Allamuchy NJ, New York City, and Fishers Island NY. During World War II he was a United States Naval Officer and served as legal liaison between the Navy and the British Isles Courts. Immediately after the war he led the review by Naval Intelligence of 85 tons of top classified German Naval records for use as evidence in the Nuremberg trial of Admiral Doenitz. He was a retired Managing Partner in the law firm Morris & McVeigh where he practiced law for over 50 years. He served numerous New York and New Jersey institutions, including as Board Chairman of: the Bodman and Achelis Foundations, the Manhattan Eye & Ear Hospital, the Buckley School, and as an active Board Member of: the Dime Savings Bank of NY, the Bronx Zoo - N.Y. Aquarium Wildlife Conservation Society, the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, and the Hackettstown National Bank, NJ. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 5, at Frank E. Campbell, 1076 Madison Avenue from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 6 at 10:30am at St. Thomas More Church, 65 East 89th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021.

Published in The New York Times on May 31, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of:
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