Pierre Borel, Joseph Harkins, Richard Paul Kotz, Charlie Layer,
Edward Maloney, Donald Parcells, Makoto Takenouchi
Pierre Borel passed away in September 2003 after a painful battle with cancer. Pierre was not only a dear friend, and outstanding banker, but he was also the
co-founder of the Chase Alumni Association. His vision helped initiate the association,
and his wide network of contacts insured a quick influx of new members.
Joseph J. Harkins, a retired Executive Vice President of the Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., died at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, on Tuesday, May 11, 2004. The cause was a stroke suffered while at home in Ponte Vedra Beach, where he and his wife Dorothy, have resided since 1992 after relocating from Montvale, New Jersey. He was born in New York City in 1931, a son of the late Francis and Isabel Harkins, and attended Fordham Prep and Fordham University, graduating from the latter in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 through 1954 attaining the rank of First Lieutenant, and later received his M.B.A. from New York University Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Harkins joined Chase in 1954 and was promoted to Vice President in charge of several mid-Manhattan branches in 1965. He was elected Senior Vice President in 1975 and was named Department Executive of Domestic Institutional Banking, later assuming the same position with Global International Institutional Banking. He was subsequently named Executive Vice President and Commercial Sector Executive in 1985 with responsibilities for the Bank's Real Estate Financing, Corporate Regional Banking, Global Leasing and Commodity Finance Businesses. During his tenure, Mr. Harkins also served as Chairman and Director of Chase Commercial Corp. and Chase Manhattan Service Corp., prior to his retirement in 1990. Mr. Harkins also separately served on the Boards of Director of various organizations ,including J.P. Morgan Funds, Blessings Corp., Jefferson Insurance Company of New York, Monticello Insurance Company and National Corporation. He is a past committee member of the Association of Reserve City Bankers and a member of the American Association/Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Mr. Harkins is a past member of Ridgewood Country Club, Ridgewood, New Jersey and has been a longtime member of the New York Athletic Club, New York, in addition to the Sawgrass Country Club and Plantation Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He was predeceased by his brother, Francis E. Harkins, and grandson, Ryan Christopher, and is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy, along with his sons, Brian J. Harkins and Joseph F. Harkins, both of Summit,New Jersey; his daughter , Jeanne I. Davis, of Stanford, Connecticut, and seven grandchildren.
Richard Paul Kotz
Richard Kotz, 63, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with lymphoma on May 15, 2004. Formerly of Wilton, CT, Basking Ridge, NJ and Manhattan, he relocated to Bonita Springs, FL in 1999. He was a Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch after a long career as a senior executive at corporations such as American Express and Chase Manhattan Bank.
Donald C. Parcells passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 in St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston NJ. He was 62. Born in Danville, PA he lived in New York City before moving to Short Hills 21 years ago. Mr. Parcells graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1965 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was a starting fullback and during the Army, Navy Game and scored a touchdown with President Kennedy in the stands. He served as a Captain in the US Army with the 25 th Infantry during the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart, the Medal of Valor with a Cluster and the National Defense Award. Mr. Parcells was the Northern Regional President of 1st Union Bank for eight years, retiring in 1998. Previously he was a Senior Executive with Marine Midland Bank, NYC from 1981 to 1990 and Chase Manhattan Bank, NYC from 1975 to 1981.
One of the founders of Chase Bank in Japan and former Tokyo Branch Manager, Makoto Takenouchi died of pneumonia on December 25, 2004, at the age of 85. He had been staying at a senior home near Atami spa for some time. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kazuko Takenouchi.
Born on April 19, 1919 in Tokyo, he received a Bachelor of Law degree from Tohoku Imperial University in 1943 and served as an Imperial Navy Fiscal Officer in World War Two. He also worked for Sumitomo Trust Co,. Ltd from 1943 to 1947.
He joined Chase National Bank as one of the starting members in December 1947 and was the first Marketing Manager of then Chase Manhattan Bank. After serving as Tokyo Branch Manager of CMB, he became VP and Assistant General Manager, CMB Japan Branches.
After retiring from Chase in 1981 at the age of 62, he served as Adviser to the President of Daikyo Kanko, Statutory Auditor for A.C. Nielsen Co. of Japan Ltd., and senior advisor to the Pasona Group and S.Takahashi & Associates, Inc. 1996.