In Memoriam: Jim MeVay, 67

In Derivatives and Risk Management at Chase

The CAA mourns the passing of its former member James (Jim) Charles Francis MeVay, who died March 4, 2015, age 67.

Born in Mineola, NY, he spent his youth in East Williston, Long Island, lived in Old Greenwich for many years, and Westport, MA for the past seven years.

An attendee of the Hill School and graduate of Transylvania University, and the UCONN MBA program, MeVay started his career in finance at the Hertz Corporation. Working later for General Foods, he spent two years abroad with his family in Belgium. Most of MeVay's career was spent at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, where he served as a Managing Director in derivatives and risk management.

MeVay's interest in auto racing brought him to England at the age of 19, where he joined a racing school and trained at Brands Hatch. As an adult he continued racing, frequenting tracks in the Northeast and around the country through the Skip Barber Racing School. He was also an avid bicyclist and motorcyclist. MeVay shared his love for the ocean with his wife and children as a past member of Indian Harbor and Riverside Yacht clubs. At Riverside, he served on the race committee and was a member of the shooting club. After the move to Westport, MeVay was a member of Warren's Point Beach Club in Little Compton, RI and Elephant Rock Beach Club in Westport, MA.

He was the husband of the late Frances Woodcock MeVay and is survived by a son and daughter.

Contributions in his honor may be made to: the Alzheimer's Association or Westport Land Conservation Trust, P.O. Box 3975, Westport, MA 02790.

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From Tony Singleton: I am very sorry to hear the sad news about Jim. My  sincere condolences to his family.

From Karl H. Schmidt: I am very saddened by Jim's passing. I knew Jim quite well. We traveled together and I always admired his patience to deal with the bank's foreign-owned clients who quite often were a little lost in dealing with the U.S. financial markets.