July 14, 1932 - August 16, 2021
Isaac H. Clothier IV “Quartie”, 89, a retired attorney and Partner at Dechert LLP died peacefully on Monday August 16th at Beaumont in Bryn Mawr, PA. He was the great grandson of Isaac Clothier, co-founder of Strawbridge & Clothier, the Department Store in Philadelphia. Mr. Clothier attended Chestnut Hill Academy and graduated from St Paul’s School in Concord NH in 1950. He graduated from Princeton University in 1954 and earned his JD at the law school of the University of Pennsylvania in 1957. After graduation, he was admitted to the Bar and began a successful 40 year practice in Estates and Trusts at Dechert. He also served on the Board of Strawbridge & Clothier for almost 20 years, chairing their Audit and Compensation Committees, and he served for 25 years on the Board of the Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Clothier was very involved in community activities. He was Board Member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Red Cross, Board Member of the Melmark home for dependently disabled children, and Board Member of Trevor’s Campaign which served Philadelphia’s Homeless. He chaired and served on the Board of the Shipley School. He also helped organize the Eagles Mere Athletic Association and served as one its earliest Presidents. As a longtime member of the Church of the Redeemer, Mr. Clothier taught Sunday School for 15 years, was a member of the Vestry for 12 years, and Rector’s Warden for 3 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Barbara Massey Clothier, his son, Isaac H. Clothier V and his wife Liz (Newtown Square, PA), his daughter, Rebecca Clothier Case and her husband Jon (Hingham, MA), 8 grandchildren (Catharine (Matt), Charlie, Christie, Jessica, Nick, Rye (Jeannie) Wick (Taylor) and Zack) and one great grandchild, Nate. He is predeceased by his daughter, Melinda Clothier Biddle, and his brothers Aiken Reichner and Kaighn Clothier. There will be a Memorial Service at Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, PA on October 23rd at 11am. The service will be livestreamed at www.theredeemer.org In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA or The Bryn Mawr Hospital, also in Bryn Mawr.
Isaac H. Clothier IV “Quartie”, 89, a retired attorney and Partner at Dechert LLP died peacefully on Monday August 16th at Beaumont in Bryn Mawr, PA. He was the great grandson of Isaac Clothier, co-founder of Strawbridge & Clothier,... View Obituary & Service Information
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