Deceased April 17, 2021

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Ky came to Amherst from Milton Academy (south of Boston), where he was a three-sport athlete. He continued that excellence as a Lord Jeff, playing freshman soccer, hockey and baseball. Ky went on to play varsity hockey and soccer for three years apiece, co-captaining the soccer team senior year. He majored in economics and was a member of Sphinx, Scarab and Alpha Delta Phi.

Following stints in Europe with the Army, he moved to New Orleans and entered the oil and gas development business with his father and a business partner. He married Beverly “Bevry” Joyce, and two sons followed in due course. Ky started a soccer program at their K–8 school and coached there for many years. Bevry passed away in 2000. A few years later, Ky moved from New Orleans to Sylva, N.C., to be closer to his son and daughter-in-law and their family. He loved river fishing with his grandsons while watching his golden retrievers swim.

Ky will be remembered for his abundant talents and humility, his easy warmth and the special affection in his heart for Boston’s professional sports teams. He was a quintessential sports trivia nut, especially as related to the Boston baseball teams. He knew all of Ted Williams’ achievements and records and recited them often. One of his proudest moments was being “on the scene for the opening game of the 1948 World Series when Bob Feller and Johnny Sain pitched in a memorable and controversial duel.”

Ky died on April 17, 2021, from kidney complications and heart failure.

He leaves his two sons, Todd and Mark; Todd’s wife, Julie; four grandchildren; two sisters, Susan and Amy; and his brother, Duncan.

Irving Grousbeck ’56