Ted Tharp, a long-time resident of Darien, died on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. He was born on May 27, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the son of long-time Darien residents the late Carey E. Tharp and Louise Hall Tharp, a New York Times best-selling author who wrote Tory Hole, a historical novel set in the Tokeneke section of Darien.

Mr. Tharp was a graduate of Darien High and served in World War II in the U.S. Navy. He earned his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his master's of business administration from Harvard University. He had a long career researching and writing about companies as an analyst on Wall Street. He loved to play tennis at Noroton Manor and golf at Silvermine Golf Club. He was active in the Darien RTM, the Senior Men’s Association, St. Thomas More Bible Study and RCIA.

Mr. Tharp and his wife Jean of 57 years resided in Darien. His wife predeceased him this past February. He is survived by his son Carey E. Tharp III of New Haven, his daughter Janet (J.T.) Lucas and her husband Thomas P. Lucas of Darien, a brother Marshall A. Tharp of Florida and a sister-in-law Janet (Sister Stephanie O.S.U.) Wilson of New York. Mr. Tharp leaves two grandchildren, Brian A. Lucas and Andrew T. Lucas both of Darien.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas More Church, 374 Middlesex Road, Darien on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Norwalk. A reception at the Annex Building at St. Thomas More Church will follow the burial.

Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics or Smile Train. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com