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2017-04-12 / Obituaries

Mark P. Harty, tennis standout


Harty Harty Mark Philip Harty, 65, of Wellesley and Westport, Massachusetts, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.

Mr. Harty grew up in Buffalo and graduated from Amherst High School, where he was president of the Student Council and captain of the tennis team. In 1969, he won the New York State Junior Hard Court Tennis Championship.

He went on to Dartmouth College, where he was co-captain of the varsity tennis team and graduated magna cum laude in 1973. He worked as an admissions officer, traveling across the country from 1973 to 1975. He entered Georgetown Law School in 1975 and married his wife of over 40 years, Sally White Harty, in the spring of 1976.

Mr. Harty then joined the firm of Morrison Mahoney, where he became a partner in 1983. In 1998, he became the managing partner of the firm and served in that capacity for 18 years. He served on the board of the Greater Boston Legal Services, as well as the American Law Firm Association. He was awarded the Dartmouth Alumni Award in 1999, the school’s highest alumni honor.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Harty is survived by two children, Liam and Brendan, and three siblings, Donald, Doug and Tom. Members of the Amherst Central High School Class of 1969 are organizing a memorial event for Mr. Harty on Saturday, May 6, at the Buffalo Yacht Club, 1 Porter Ave., Buffalo, with a time still to be determined. To RSVP, contact Ellen Marshall at 984-7015.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 6 at St. John the Baptist Church in Westport. Arrangements were made by the Potter Funeral Service.

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