Former trustee Henry F. G. “Harry” Wey III, 84, a resident of Hingham, Mass., died Saturday, Feb. 22.
Harry was born in New York City in 1934 and raised in Rye, N.Y. He graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he played hockey and was a member of DKE Fraternity. After college, he served as a captain in the United States Air Force.
Harry began his long insurance career at Chubb and Son. In 1966, he joined Alexander and Alexander, where he served in a number of positions including executive vice president for foreign business. He later served as senior vice president in Jardeen Insurance Brokers’ Boston office. He also served as president of the National Association of Insurance Brokers.
In 1979, Harry was elected to Colby-Sawyer College’s Board of Trustees. He served as chair of the Buildings and Campus Planning Committee and as vice chair of the Development Committee during his two three-year terms. He also served on the Academic Affairs, Board Organization and Capital Gifts committees, as well as the Audit and Budget subcommittees.
An early champion for experiential learning opportunities, Harry helped Colby-Sawyer business students secure internships with his employers.
“I am grateful for Harry’s generous contributions to the college,” said President Susan D. Stuebner. “He had a sincere fondness for the college, and was described by those who knew him as dogged and effective. His thoughtfulness has made a lasting impact.”
Harry and his wife Lyn had three daughters, two of which graduated from Colby-Sawyer. Before serving as a trustee, Harry served as president of the Parents Committee.
Harry was an avid skier, tennis player, golfer and sailor. He summered in Southport, Maine, where he shared his love of sailing with his family and friends.
He was active in his home community as a member of the Hingham Harbor Development Committee, for which he spearheaded the development of Whitney Wharf. He also served on the Town of Hingham Insurance Committee and Pension Board, and as a senior warden at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Harry was also an active member of the Hingham Yacht Club and Cohasset Golf Club.
Harry is survived by his wife, Lyn; daughters Elizabeth Wey Lyons ’79, Margaret Wey Reis ’86 and Alison Wright; grandchildren Corey Lyons, Christopher Lyons, Parker Reis, Kevin Reis, Andrew Wright, Maggie Wright and Harry Wright; brother Thomas Wey and his many nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Elizabeth Wey, and by his brother Peter.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service celebrating his life on Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hingham.