MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - Mintum V. "Mike" Chace of Mt. Kisco died Dec. 28 of cancer. He was 70.
Chace graduated from Milton Academy in 1959, Harvard College in 1963 and Harvard Business School in 1969 with distinction. From 1963 to 1967, he served as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer on board the Destroyer Forrest Royal DD872.
A management consultant and financial vice president, he worked for several New York firms. Chace's favorite assignment was as medical coordinator for Project ORBIS, a nonprofit organization that provides a "flying eye hospital" where eye care professionals are flown out to developing countries.
Most recently, Chace was a founding director of Bedford Management Group until his retirement in 2006. For 20 years, he was president of Westmoreland Sanctuary for Wildlife and Forest Conservation. An active member of Episcopal Church of St. Matthew's in Bedford, his passions were choral singing, skiing and sailing.
He is survived by his wife Helen Clay, his daughters Martha and Susie, four grandchildren, three sisters and a brother.
Services will be held at St. Matthew's in Bedford on Monday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Bedford Corners, NY 10549 or the Northeast Harbor Sailing School, P.O. Box 12, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662.