December 29, 1918 ~ March 22, 2005
MERIDEN - Donald Sherwood Tracy, 86, of 511 Kensington Avenue, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at his residence. He was the husband of Evelyn Moran Tracy. Mr. Tracy was born in Wallingford on Dec. 29, 1918, the son of the late Frank Walter and Pearl Page Tracy. He attended Wallingford Public Schools, New Haven Junior College of Commerce, Stone College, and held standard and graduate diplomas from the American Savings and Loan Institute. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired as Executive Officer from the Jefferson Federal Savings & Loan. He also served as President, Chairman of the Board and Executive Officer of Connecticut Service Corporation, Jefferson's wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Tracy was Vice-President and Director of United Investors, Past President of the Savings and Loan League of Connecticut, Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, was elected by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston to the Savings and Loan Advisory Council in Washington, D.C., where he represented all the savings and loans and savings bank members in New England on a national level. Mr. Tracy was a past president of the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce, past president and Legion of Honor member of the Meriden Kiwanis Club, past president of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, a trustee and director of the Underground Record Protection Trust, a trustee and director of the Connecticut Joint Council on Economic Education, a past member of the Meriden Boy's Club Board of Directors, a past member of the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center's Board of Directors, a member of American Legion Post No. 45, a governor of the Veteran's Memorial Medical Center, a former member ot the Home Club, and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he had served on the Church Council and as Chairman of the Finance Committee. He also served the Meriden Community Fund as a director and its successor, the United Way, for twenty-two years in many capacities. Mr. Tracy was listed in Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in Industry and Finance, Who's Who in the United States, and in the special BiCentennial edition of Who's Who in Connecticut. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Cathy Tracy of Glastonbury; a grandson, Douglas Tracy of Glastonbury and a granddaughter, Jennifer Tracy of Newington. He was predeceased by two brothers, Walter Tracy and Robert Tracy and three sisters, Mildred Edwards, Helen Wooding and Pearl Maronde. The funeral will be held Saturday, March 26, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, corner of Cook Avenue and Hanover Street. The Rev. Perry L. Beaver will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden.