Les Ardy, of Sag Harbor and England, passed away of metastic malignant melanoma on December 21 in Sandwich, England.
Mr. Ardy was born in London in 1934 to Harry and Kitty Ardy. After completing his National Service in the Royal Air Force, he became an accountant in London. His sharp brain and love of investing helped him create several property investment companies which he was actively involved with until his sudden death.
On his retirement from accountancy, he spent his time between his homes in England; Longboat Key, Florida; La Manga, Spain and Sag Harbor, where he was well known in the local community.
He is survived by Patricia, his loving wife of 52 years, two adoring daughters, Debbie Skinner (Alan) of Sandwich, England and Joanne Robbins of Sag Harbor, and grandchildren Georgina, Alexander and Elizabeth, who will miss their darling “Buddy.”
“All who knew him have been shocked by his sudden passing,” said the family. “He was a wonderful man, kind, helpful and, above all, full of fun and laughter. Everyone felt better by knowing him. He will be terribly missed by his family and friends but, as he would have wished, they will keep on having fun, and spreading joy and kindness in his memory.”
Funeral service will be held in Sandwich, England on January 14. Flowers are requested from family only. Donations may be made in Mr. Ardy’s name to the Melanoma Research Fund.