R. Holt Ardrey, Jr. ’43

R. Holt Ardrey, Jr. ’43, of Rye, N.Y., passed away on Feb. 27, 2009. He was born on Dec. 23, 1922, to Robert Holt Ardrey, Sr. and Lina Blakeney Ardrey in Charlotte, N.C. Ardrey served in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant during WWII in southern Germany in 1944-45. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Davidson in 1946. He then served during the Korean War. In 1951 he was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Duty as platoon leader of the Garryowen Regiment of the U.S. Army’s First Calvary Division. In 1953 he married Ruby (Ronnie) Barnes, and moved to Rye, N.Y., in 1955. Ardrey was active in the Rye community with the Boy Scouts of America, Rye Little League, and as deacon of the Rye Presbyterian Church. Ardrey was a marketing executive and retired from the Metromail Corp. in 1988. He is survived by his three children, R. Holt Ardrey III, 23231 Sumners Creek Ct., Katy, TX 77494-7598; James B. Ardrey; and Elizabeth A. Burgett. He is also survived by five grandchildren.