Daniel Edward Offutt, III, of Weston, Connecticut, died peacefully at Meadow Ridge Health Center in Redding, Connecticut on the evening of Thursday, November 24, 2016, after an illness. He was the son of Daniel Edward Offutt, Jr. and Karin Offutt (formerly Stenholm) of Oakland, Md. Dan was unmarried and has no immediate survivors.
Dan would have described himself as a “farmer,” but he was much more than that. Those who knew him would remember him (in no particular order) as a tennis player, traveler, sailor, metal sculptor, wood worker, fixer of anything, collector of everything, lover of projects, stock market investor, and a good friend.
A favorite expression of Dan’s was, “I’ve never met a successful pessimist.”
Dan lived for the past 30 plus years in Weston, Connecticut in a house that he built. On the property were some of his sculptures, and one of his proudest possessions – a tobacco barn. Dan and friends disassembled the tobacco barn in upstate Connecticut, transported it to Weston, and then “raised the barn!”
Born in Oakland, Maryland (Garrett County) on August 4, 1931, Dan attended the Hun School and the Lawrenceville School, both in Princeton, New Jersey. He served in the army until 1956. He graduated from the University of Maryland and received an MBA from Columbia University in 1965. His career was as a stock trader, mostly for his own account, and last at EF Hutton & Co. from which he retired to move to Weston, Connecticut.
Dan had friends all over and for a very long time. He was still in contact with friends around the country; in Texas, many from his hometown in Maryland and as far away as Denmark among other European locations.
A private funeral is planned.