John Christie Archibald, 91, of Little Silver, passed away peacefully at home on October 22, 2023. Mr. Archibald was born in Negaunee, Michigan, on August 22, 1932, to Ralph S. Archibald and Emma Quinn Archibald. He was raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, graduated from St. Thomas Academy, MN, and from Lehigh University in 1954.
Having joined The Bank of Manhattan (Chase) in 1954, John retired in 1980 as SVP Group Executive of Commercial Banking. He then was Vice Chairman at Josephson Int’l, an affiliate of International Creative Management. He served on the Boards of Carson, Pirie, Scott; General Instrument Corporation; and Chock Full of Nuts. He was a visiting faculty member at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
In 1987, John founded Archibald Associates, a national financial consulting firm. It was during this period that John became interested in the health care community, and founded HDS (“Health, Dignity, and Service”), a holding company dedicated to Senior Living. He served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Health Group, the parent company for Monmouth Medical Center. He took an active position with Monmouth Medical Center. As a member of the Board of Trustees, he served as interim Chief Operating Officer for the Hospital from 1990-1995. John served on the Visiting Nurses Association of Central Jersey Board of Trustees from 2002-2013, and received the Judith Stanley Coleman Award for Exceptional Service in Community Health in 2012. At the time of his death, he was an Emeritus Trustee of both RWJ Barnabas Health Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Foundation.
A longtime resident of Rumson, NJ, John served as a trustee of the Oceanic Library in Rumson, and was a member of Rumson Country Club, Sea Bright Beach Club, Sea Bright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club, and the Mid-Ocean Club in Bermuda.
John was predeceased by his parents, his seven siblings and two sons-in-law. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Nora McCarthy Archibald (Little Silver, NJ), his children Michael Quinn Archibald (San Diego, CA), Anne Archibald Williams (Los Angeles, CA) , John Christie. Jr (Jeanne) (Atlantic Highlands, NJ) and Sally Archibald Roberts (Vero Beach, FL) as well as six grandchildren Alexandrea Cormier (Randall), Jessica Williams, Sarah Archibald, John M. Archibald (Alexa), Christie Roberts and Quinn Roberts, and four great grandsons Jackson & Johnathon Cormier and Charles & Oliver Archibald.
John's passions beyond community service were playing golf, bridge, hunting, travel and reading. He would like to be remembered for his devotion to his family, friends and faith.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for contributions to be made to Visiting Nurses Association of Central Jersey or Monmouth Medical Center Foundation. Funeral and burial services are private and were provided by Thompson Memorial Home of Red Bank, NJ.