Malcolm S. MacGruer

Born: Tue., Jun. 7, 1921
Died: Tue., Feb. 2, 2016

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Mar. 05, 2016
Location: Round Hill Community Church, Greenwich

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MacGruer, Malcolm S: Malcolm S. MacGruer, of Madison, CT, died February 2, 2016 in Greenwich, CT. Born June 7, 1921 in Albany, NY, son of John A. and Lois S. MacGruer he was the husband of Margaret Clark MacGruer for 57 years. He is survived by daughter Amanda MacGruer Davis (husband Bob) of Cos Cob, CT, son Duncan MacGregor MacGruer and grandson MacKenzie Clark MacGruer of Roswell, GA.


A 1943 graduate of Williams College, he was captain of his lacrosse team, a founding member of the a cappella Williams Octet, Choir leader, college carriloneur, head cheerleader and a member of Zeta Psi. Following service in WW II as an officer in the United States Marine Corps serving in the 2nd Chinese Commando Army in Japanese occupied mainland China, he served his college as a member of the Williams Alumni Association, class secretary, class agent, class president, and was a recipient of The Joseph's Coat Award, given to a member of a post-50th Reunion Class held in high esteem by the college and alumni.


Malcolm became an officer in sales and marketing with Richardson Vicks Inc., retiring in 1986 and was on the Advisory Council for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. While living in Greenwich, CT, he served his community as an elected representative of the RTM, as a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Greenwich Hospital, and as trustee and Chairman of the Round Hill Community Church. Retiring to Madison, CT, he became author of three historical novels, served on committees of the Madison Beach Club and the Scranton Public Library, and on the Advisory Board of the Goodspeed Opera House.


The interment service will be private. A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on March 5, 2016 at the Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, Greenwich CT. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Williams College Alumni Fund, Williams College, Alumni Relations and Development, 75 Park Street, Williamstown, MA 01267. To sign the online guestbook please visit

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Sally and Joe Barber
   Posted Wed February 10, 2016

To the family of our dear neighbor and
long time friend on Hotchkiss Lane, we
will always remember Malcolm, and
Pegret, with love and admiration. Our
condolences to you.
Sally and Joe Barber/ the Sloan/Pouch

Dennis & Michele Flynn
   Posted Thu February 11, 2016
A very special person left this world yesterday and he will be remembered by his family, friends, and neighbors for many, many years to come.

HIs family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Brooks and Angela Chamberlin
   Posted Mon February 15, 2016
Sincere condolences to the MacGruer family on the loss of Malcolm. He was an accomplished man, a strong contributor to his community and a brave patriot. He was a real gentleman with a cheerful, friendly way about him and someone with a keen sense of humor. Madison will miss him.

Deborah Eichler
   Posted Thu February 25, 2016
My thoughts and Prayers are with the family of this lovely man. Malcolm was a friend who I met at the Madison Winter Club. He was always there with a warm bear hug for me. Malcolm was a kind, funny and caring man, I will miss him dearly.

Dorothy Pouch Petrochko and Peter Petrochko
   Posted Thu February 25, 2016
We will always remember our happy times on Hotchkiss Lane with
Malcolm and Pegret and all the neighbors. Malcolm always had a
smile and joke to tell and was well loved by our family. We will miss him
very much.