rockefeller, david sr. and jr. gift of acadia jph EB

MOUNT DESERT — Longtime Seal Harbor summer resident David Rockefeller Sr. died in his sleep at his Pocantico Hills, N.Y., home on Monday, March 20, at the age of 101. Rockefeller was born in Manhattan on June 12, 1915, the youngest child of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and the grandson of John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil.

In a telephone interview on Tuesday, his son David Rockefeller Jr. said that the combination of his father’s extraordinary ability to focus and his broad interest allowed him to make a mark in banking, international trade, international relations, art, science and the environment.