Sterling Dimmitt, 77, lived in New Milford

Sterling "Bud" Dimmitt, 77, of New Milford, formerly of New York City, died July 17, 2009, in Holyoke, Mass., after a four-year decline with Alzheimer's. He was the husband of Angela (Kinnersly) Dimmitt.

Mr. Dimmitt was born March 13, 1932, in Providence, R.I., to the late Dr. Frank W. Dimmitt and Ruth (Curtis) Dimmitt. He was named for his father's brother.

Mr. Dimmitt grew up in Providence and Westport Harbor, Mass. He attended Moses Brown School and graduated from the Choate School. He graduated in 1955 from Brown University and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1961.

From 1955 to Q1959, Mr. Dimmitt was on active duty with the Navy in the 6th Fleet as a naval aviator and naval intelligence officer stationed on the carrier U.S.S. Wasp. He remained in the Naval Reserves as an aviator until 1968, retiring with the rank of lieutenant commander.

Mr. Dimmitt worked in Philadelphia and New York City in publishing, marketing, human resources and executive search.

He was a founding partner of Dressel, Dimmitt & Andrews Executive Search in New York and Chicago. He later served as CEO of Metropolitan Sunday Newspapers, a consortium of major newspapers across the U.S. His most recent employment was with Lee, Hecht, Harrison.

Starting with Brown University's Jabberwocks octet, Mr. Dimmitt continued his passion for singing with the University Glee Club of New York City for 35 years. Before his illness, he celebrated his 50th reunion with the Jabberwocks at Brown.

Mr. Dimmitt and his wife retired to their home in New Milford. He served on the boards of the Audubon Connecticut and the Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Dimmitt is survived by two daughters, Dr. Carey Dimmitt of Northampton, Mass., and Suzanne Sterling of Santa Monica, Calif.; two grandchildren, Sarah Dobrow and Joshua Dobrow of Northampton; a sister, Susanna Dimmitt and her husband, brothDavid Rosprim, of Grass Valley, Calif.; a niece, Elizabeth Norris of Oakland, Calif.; a nephew, Chad Sterling Norris of Oakland; and his first wife, Katharine Langdon of Northampton. He was predeceased by a sister, Nancy (Dimmitt) Hawes.

A memorial gathering will be held at his home in New Milford on Oct. 23. Inquiries may be made to Angela Dimmitt.