Joseph B. Terbell, Jr.
Joseph B. Terbell Jr., 76, of Westport, CT, died Sunday, April 15 surrounded by his immediate family, following a difficult battle with a sepsis infection. He had courageously battled Parkinson’s disease for 16 years and was a fighter to the end.
After a lengthy corporate career, he spent his most meaningful professional years as a math teacher and college counselor at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT where he taught and advised countless young students.
He was an avid sports fan especially of his New York Yankees and Yale Football, a voracious reader, avid Scrabble player, lover of classic rock and dedicated gourmand. He was known for his kind demeanor and insightful wit.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Harriette A. Terbell; two daughters, Jill S. Terbell of South Orange, NJ and Susan Terbell Jacques of Pittsburgh, PA; a son Jon Terbell of Boston, MA; a sister Susan T. Hersey of Petaluma, CA; a brother Lawrence Terbell of San Diego, CA; and three grandchildren.
Joseph was predeceased by his parents Joseph B. Terbell, Sr. and Merna P. Terbell.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. at the Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in his memory to support future scholarships at Yale University: Yale Alumni Fund, c/o Joseph B. Terbell ’62, PO Box 803, New Haven, CT 06503-0803.