April 15, 2018
The James Merrill House Committee is deeply saddened by the death of J.D. McClatchy, our longtime advisor and friend, and co-executor of Merrill’s literary estate. Sandy played an important role in preserving Merrill’s legacy in Stonington, CT, and throughout the world, for which we are grateful. We send love and condolences to his husband, Chip Kidd, and his sisters.
An obituary for Sandy appears in The New York Times. His friend and colleague Langdon Hammer conducted an interview with him at the James Merrill House in 2014.