Samuel Dow Wyman of Delray Beach, Florida, a longtime summer resident of Quogue, died January 6. He was 92.
Mr. Wyman was born in Boston and raised in Morristown, New Jersey, where he graduated from the Morristown Preparatory School. He was scheduled to attend Williams College, but World War II intervened and instead he enlisted in the U.S. Army and became a member of Squadron A. After five years of service, he joined the textile firm of Cannon Mills in New York, where he worked for 40 years. He retired as their top salesman.
In his youth Mr. Wyman had become an avid sailor. He learned to sail on Martha’s Vineyard out of the Edgartown Yacht Club. Later, he pursued sailing on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey and was a respected small-boat racer. He was active in the Bay Head Yacht Club, where he became Commodore. After moving to Garrison, he opened his own real estate office in Cold Spring on the Hudson River.
Mr. Wyman had lived in Delray Beach since 1987. He enjoyed golf on various courses and the beach at the Colony Cabana Club. For years he volunteered at the Boynton Beach soup kitchen, and when he moved to Abbey Delray South, he chaired their yearly Christmas food drive. He took an active part in the Men’s Club, serving on the board and as president. He also was on the Resident Council. He lived at Abbey Delray South for 18 years.
According to family, there was a natural elegance about Mr. Wyman. They said he was handsome and charming, with a sharp wit and humor that enlivened many a gathering. He also is remembered for his courage, loyalty, and honesty among his many admirable traits, they said.
Mr. Wyman is survived by two sons, Samuel D. Wyman Jr. and wife Geraldine of Quogue, and Stephen D. Wyman and wife Kate of South Carolina; a sister, Marjorie Nichols Forbes of New Hampshire; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the United States Humane Society, 2101 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. There will be a memorial service to be announced at a later date.