Obituary: Marshall Floyd Kenyon, Navy veteran, dedicated yacht officer
Marshall Floyd Kenyon (Marty), of Darien and Delray Beach, Florida passed away on Aug. 17, at the age of 83. Mr. Kenyon was the son of the late Reverend Floyd Marshall Kenyon and the late Elizabeth Rodgers Heckert.
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and then proudly served in the United States Navy out of Key West, Florida. With his love of the sea, he remained an avid boater and fisherman throughout his life.
Mr. Kenyon was a dedicated officer of several yacht clubs including the acclaimed Deep Sea Club in Montauk, New York, and the Manalapan Yacht Club, Florida. He routinely cruised the waters of Long Island Sound, Florida, and the Bahamas. After his first two sons were born in Key West, Florida he and his wife who predeceased him, Mary Richards Kenyon (Lynn) raised their family on Wilson Point in Norwalk.
Mr. Kenyon owned and operated an import business for many years, importing school supplies from the Far East. Mr. Kenyon and his first wife subsequently moved to Darien and then retired to Ocean Ridge, Florida. Mr. Kenyon is survived by his beloved wife Molly Shannon Kenyon of 27 years. Both Mr. Kenyon and Molly lost their first spouses to cancer. He is survived by his three sons, M. Steele Kenyon, Christopher S. Kenyon, and Alexander L. Kenyon, and six grandchildren. Mr. Kenyon is also survived by Molly’s sons, Bill, Jim, & John Shannon and their six children.
A service celebrating Mr. Kenyon’s life will be held at a later date.