C. Marvin Harwood Sr., a lifelong horseman and 2007 recipient of the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s Pegasus Medal of Honor, along with his wife Marjorie—died in St. Louis, Mo., on May 10. He was 89.
Mr. Harwood was a lifelong resident of St. Louis and graduated from Washington University in 1939. He was an active member in the equestrian community and was involved in steeplechasing, foxhunting, dressage and horse rescue efforts. He was an active member and gave his time to the USEF, the U.S. Pony Clubs, the U.S. Eventing Association, the Missouri Horse Shows Association, and two U.S. Olympic Festivals.
Mr. Harwood was a founding member of the Queeny Park Equestrian Events and served as treasurer for more than 25 years and as an organizer for seven years, focusing on fundraising. He also served as president of Harwood Associates; president of Clayton Chamber of Commerce; board member of several banks and corporations; Commander U.S. Navy Reserve; and president of the Temple Israel Brotherhood.
Mr. Harwood is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marjorie; daughters, Melinda Baum, Alexandra Weiss and Kevi Harwood; son Charles Harwood; brothers, Knox Harvey and Ralph Horwitz.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind Ave, St. Louis MO 63110.