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Douglas Lee Hardy



            Douglas Lee Hardy, Ph.D, 77, of Scituate, MA and Kibogaoka, Yokohama, Japan, was called home to the Lord on March 16, 2022. He was the loving husband of Mayumi Asaba Hardy and the proud father of Grace Natale (Aron) and Cynthia Maasry (Caesar), both of Greenwich, CT. He is preceded in death by his first wife of 38 years and mother to his children, Makiko Kayama Hardy, who died in 2012.

            Doug was born in Springfield, MA on February 24, 1945, the son of Alvin E. and Dorothy (Boyer) Hardy. He attended the former Lenox School, Lenox, MA, Tufts University and Duke University, where he earned a Ph.D in Economics. His career as a senior manager in banking and finance, largely with CitiBank, took him to Singapore, Manila, Brunei, Chicago and Tokyo, where his daughters were raised. He spoke fluent Japanese and, while in Tokyo, he started two credit card businesses for AIC (Associates First Capital) and AIG. Though he ended his career in finance, Doug began with a humble, bicycle paper route he shared with his brother and worked tobacco farms in the hot Westfield, MA summer sun.

            Doug was the lacquerware giving, tenugui distributing grandfather to Blake Ryu, Evan Maki and Dylan Arashi Natale and Victoria Makiko, Elleanna Kuniko and Xander Kai Maasry. He also leaves behind beloved siblings—brother Stuart Hardy of Tiverton, RI and sister Lauren Wolley of Punta Gorda, FL.

            Doug was a member of the Tokyo American Club, one of the few non-Japanese members of the Tokyo Club, and one of the few non-Australian members of the Beef & Burgundy lunch club. He was an active member of St. Luke’s Church, Scituate and St. Alban’s Church, Tokyo, where he was a longtime member of the vestry and lay minister as well as a recent board member of the Friends of St. Alban’s Fund.

            In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made “In Memory of Doug Hardy” to The American Liver Foundation, P.O. Box 299, West Orange, NJ 07052. (www.liverfoundation.org) 

            A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Church, Scituate, MA at 11am on Friday, March 25th. The service will be live streamed and will remain posted on the St. Luke’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SaintLukesScituate/.

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Memorial Service
March 25, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
465 First Parish Road
Scituate, Massachusetts 02066

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