Hugh Nesbit died Monday, January 27, 2020 in Danbury, Connecticut. He was the son of the late Yvonne (née Cameron) of Gladwyne, PA and the late Thorpe Nesbit, Jr. of Radnor, PA.
Hugh graduated from The Haverford School (Class of ’73), Haverford, Pennsylvania, where he achieved an outstanding academic record. He also played on the varsity soccer, and tennis teams, and was editor of The Index, Haverford’s newspaper. Hugh graduated cum laude from Harvard College (Class of ’77) where he was involved with Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the Harvard Independent, the Harvard Band, and Heavyweight Freshmen Crew. He also served as president of Fox Club an interest that extended long into his post graduate career, including two terms as graduate president. Hugh then went on to receive his MBA from The Wharton School (class of ’84) during which time he was involved with another musical parody group, The Wharton Follies. Following his graduation from Wharton, Hugh joined the marketing department of one of New York’s top advertising agencies Young and Rubicam, working on multiple high-profile accounts including Procter & Gamble, Merrill Lynch, General Foods, Chef Boyardee, and New York Telephone. In 1989, Hugh joined Mead Westvaco Corporation, NY, rising to the role of Advertising Director.
Hugh’s character was underscored by an unfailing wit and a boundless intellect. In recent years, his dedication to preserving Fox Club’s founding traditions was both a passion and a principal, giving of his time far beyond his role as graduate president.
Originally from Gladwyne, Hugh ultimately made his home in Ridgefield, CT. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (née Conchewski), his daughter, Caroline Nesbit Selby, and her husband, Adam Selby of Manchester, MD, and his sister, Linda (née Nesbit) Cortright of Union, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to support Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering, https://giving.mskcc.org/why-give or Regional Hospice, 30 Milestone Rd., Danbury, CT, 06810 (www.regionalhospicect.org)
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