Allan Pinkerton “Cookie” Gibb died on July 27, 2022, just days before his 80th birthday, shortly after a rollicking game of charades.
Cookie grew up on a farm in Oldwick, New Jersey and attended Far Hills Country Day School, where he learned to sing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, but not how to punctuate. He loved football and singing in the choir at Saint Paul’s School for Boys.
Cookie graduated from Harvard College in 1965 and “the West Point of American capitalism,” Harvard Business School, in 1967.
He worked on Wall Street before starting his own company in Greenwich.
Cookie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Connie; his three children and their spouses, George and Claudia Compagnoni Gibb, Anna and Peter Hallemeier and Samantha and Peter Kennedy; and his grandchildren, Nola, Nick, Ian, Tommy, Adam, and Eloise.
Cookie adopted his nickname after Cookie Lavagetto of the Brooklyn Dodgers won Game 4 of the 1947 World Series.
In addition to his career in investment banking, he was a black belt in Tang Soo Do, led seminars on Shakespeare, and traveled the world hunting elk, caribou, and other big game.
He helped to home-school his grandchildren with weekly lessons on Civil War battles and Greek mythology during the Covid pandemic. He loved ice cream, vests with many pockets, designing difficult jigsaw puzzles, and writing songs and poems for friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Anti-Defamation League or City Harvest. Services to be held at a later date.