Davis Margold, 78, Avid Boater and Skier, New York Stock Exchange Member

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Davis “Buck” Margold, a resident of Rowayton, formerly of Darien and Stratton, VT died on May 7, 2018. He was 78.

Davis Margold obit

Davis Margold, 78, passed away on May 7. His funeral will be on May 29.

Mr. Margold spent most of his business career on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange as a member. He bought his seat in 1967 and joined the firm of Carlisle-Jacqueline, later working for Wertheim & Company and the specialist firm of MJ Meehan. He was on the board of the NYSE Luncheon Club, later serving as its president.

He was an avid skier and former Stratton Mountain School trustee. Buck was a founding member of the NYSE Interbourse Ski Team, competing against stock exchanges all over the world.

An accomplished sailor and lifelong boater, he was a member of the Corinthians, the Noroton Yacht Club and the New York Yacht Club, where he served on the Executive Committee, as chairman of the House Committee, and as a trustee of the NYYC Foundation. He attended St. Luke’s School in New Canaan and Duke University.


an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home


Mr. Margold is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda Smith Margold; his children: Dina Cummings and Doren Dolan; two stepchildren: Darcy Ahl and Leonard Chappel; and grandchildren: Braeden Cummings, Griffin Cummings, Jack Dolan, Henry Dolan, Grace Dolan, Cort Ahl, Kemper Ahl, Signe Ahl and Marley Chappel; as well as a sister, Lys Margold.

A Jimmy Buffett fan, Buck enjoyed life to the fullest whether it was captaining his beloved “Salubrious” off the New England coast, enjoying mussels in Normandy or skiing (and après skiing) with his buddies in Vermont and the Alps. He will be missed by friends and family far and wide for being a true gentleman.

A memorial celebration is planned for 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1864 Post Road in Darien. Pastel attire encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider donations to:

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