Larsh Bindley Mewhinney, age 84, a 25-year Cold Spring resident, died on April 18, 2010, at his residence.
Born in Terre Haute, Indiana on January 28, 1926, he was the son of the late Donald and Norma (Bindley) Mewhinney.
Mr. Mewhinney graduated from Tufts University, where he met U.S. Senator Patrick Moynihan, and they remained friends until Pat’s death. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia. He was a retired partner with the law firm of Moore, Berson, Lifflander & Mewhinney, specializing in transportation law. After his retirement in 1991 he maintained a small law practice in Cold Spring.
He was a member of the American Bar Association, Transportation Lawyers Association, and the Cold Spring Lions Club. He was a Navy veteran of WW II and Korea and remained an avid sailor.
Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Emerson Mewhinney, of the home address; two sons, Bruce Mewhinney of Alameda, CA, and Phillip D. Mewhinney of Fort Meyers, FL; three daughters, Katherine Mewhinney and Andrea Mewhinney, both of Winston Salem, NC, and Antonia Abraham of New York, NY; and sisters Grace Machanic of Alexandra, VA, and Trammell Maury of Kensington Park, MD. Four grandchildren also survive. Predeceasing him was his brother, Frederick Mewhinney.
A private cremation took place at Ferncliff Crematory.
A celebration of Larsh’s life will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, from 5 to 8pm at the Clinton Funeral Home, corner of Parrott & Pine Streets, in Cold Spring. A funeral service will take place at 7pm. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clinton Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY, 10591.