Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Ghriskey, Mrs. Henry Williamson (Flora Roberts) '55

Inman Avenue (1953)

New York Times Obituary

Published: March 10, 2006

GHRISKEY–H. Williamson. Of Greenwich, CT, passed peacefully at home on March 6, 2006. Loving husband of the late Flora Roberts Ghriskey. Treasured Father of Susie, Bill, Marcia, Timothy and Gigi. Cherished Grandfather of sixteen and Great-Grandfather of four. A good friend to so many. Born October 16, 1912 in Philadelphia. Son of Charles and Lillian. Brother of Susan and Lillian. Graduate of Episcopal Academy '30, Princeton University '34 and Harvard Business School '36. Lieutenant Commander of U.S. Navy. First Boston Company '36-'42. President of Neville, Rodie and Shaw '47'78. Vice-Chairman of Trainer Wortham '78-'88. From 1988 to today, Managing Director of Trainer Wortham. Never retired. A great investor, and a trusted counsel to his clients and to all of us. Former Chairman and President of Investment Counsel Association of America. Formerly on Boards of Hartridge School, Pingry School, Edgartown Yacht Club, St. Barnabas Church. Member of Round Hill Club and Racquet & Tennis Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to Williamson Free Trade School, Media, PA or St. Barnabas Church, Greenwich, CT. Memorial service on Friday, April 7 at 11 AM at St. Barnabas Church.

New York Times Obituary

Published: January 2, 2005

GHRISKEY–Flora Roberts, died December 31, 2004. Devoted and loving wife of Williamson Ghriskey, mother of Susie, Bill, Marcia, Timothy and Gigi, grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of three. She was a beautiful, gentle woman who will be loved forever. Private service. Donations to St. Barnabas Church, Greenwich, CT.

Princeton Class of '34


Bill, who at 93 continued working as managing director of Trainer, Wortham and Co. Inc., a NYC investment-counseling firm, where he had been since 1978, died peacefully at home in Greenwich, Conn., March 6, 2006.

He was the husband of Flora Roberts Ghriskey, who died in January 2005; the father of Susie, Bill, Marcia, Timothy, and Gigi; grandfather of 16; and great-grand-father of four.

Before joining Trainer, Wortham, Bill had been president of Neville, Rodie & Shaw, and, before that, with First Boston Co. During World War II he served as a lieutenant commander in the Navy.

Described as a great investor and trusted counsel to his clients, Bill was a former chairman and president of the Investment Counsel Association of America, and he served on the boards of the Hartridge School, Pingry School, the Edgartown (Mass.) Yacht Club, and St. Barnabas Church. He was a member of Round Hill Club in Greenwich and New York Racquet and Tennis Club.

"Still working full-time," he wrote not long ago, "enjoying family, children, in-laws, all grandchildren."

The Class of 1934

Sally Booth's memories of Mrs. Ghriskey

Yes, I knew her daughter. Went to dancing and Sunday school with her. I think her name was Susie. She went to the lower school at Hartridge and I didn't get there until 9th grade when she left and went to boarding school. I remember that she was very pretty as was her mother.
That's all I remember.

xox S.

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Subject: Ghriskey

Do either of you happen to know anything about Mrs. H. (Henry) Williamson (Flora Roberts) Ghriskey? I have her joining the club in the '50's and living on "Inman Avenue"

She died 2005 in Greenwich, CT.

Thanks, Susan

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