Harold Mays Tague, Jr.
Harold Mays Tague, Jr., of Carmel, California for the past six years, passed away peacefully after a long illness on October 12, 2018. Hal was born in New York on May 25, 1936 to the late Helen (Meyer) and Captain (US Army) Harold M. Tague, who later retired as a full Colonel after service in China in WW II. The family moved to Denver, Colorado when Hal was young and he grew up in, and had a lifelong love of, Colorado, for its beauty and its recreational opportunities. Hal was an avid fisherman and skier, and from 1992 to 2014 had second homes in Keystone, Colorado that let him fully enjoy those pursuits.
Hal was first married to Marilyn Woods, now of Stamford, Connecticut, with whom he had two sons, Harold M. (III) of Pacific Grove, California and William W. of Stamford. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by his wife of 45 years, Janet (Hickey) who remains in Carmel, and their son Christopher (Lucy Cutolo) and beloved grandson, Conrad, who reside in New York City. Hal also is survived by his three brothers, Berkley (Annemarie), Lincoln and George, all of whom reside in Denver.
From an early age (12, according to family legend) Hal talked about his determination to move back East and make his way in the investment or finance world. He succeeded admirably in doing so. He was so determined that he enlisted in the Army after graduating from East High in Denver, so that he could eventually obtain the benefits of the G.I. Bill of Rights. He actually did his basic training in Monterey, at Ford Ord, and served as Pfc. in the finance corps at Lompoc. After the Army, he graduated with a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He then did make his way, initially in Philadelphia. For the next forty plus years he worked in New York in a variety of roles, initially as securities analyst at Eastman Dillon, Union Securities and then with a few firms, including as VP at Bankers Trust, involved in the management of corporate pension fund assets. His last decade prior to retirement was spent as President and Chief Investment Officer of Overbrook Management, New York, NY. That was his most fulfilling and rewarding job in his long career, managing the philanthropic Overbrook Foundation. During all those years, he and his family were residents of Stamford, Connecticut.
Prior to his final illness, Hal had been a member of the Penn Club in New York and the Old Capital Club in Carmel, as well as the River Course Golf Club in Keystone and the Tehama Golf Club in Carmel.
A private service for the family was held in Monterey on October 16. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date in November. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (alzfdn. org) to support research against this dreadful disease.
Condolences may be written to the family at www.bermudezfamilyfunerals.com