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Kennon Jayne, 88; U.S. Navy Veteran, Retired Marketing Manager

A memorial service is planned for September.

Kennon Jayne.
Kennon Jayne.

From Hoyt Funeral Home.

Kennon Jayne, 88, a lifelong resident of New Canaan, died Monday, June 30, 2014 in Norwalk Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Kennon was born March 25, 1926 in New York City, he was the son of the late John and Dorothy Sewall Jayne. Kennon was the husband of Sabra Toulson Jayne. 

As a boy, Kennon attended Fay and Choate School and graduated from Williams College in 1948. In his early adult years Kennon served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy at the end of World War II and during the Korean War as a signal operator. In 1952, he received an honorable discharge and began his civilian life, married Sabra Toulson in 1957 and started his career at IBM as a Marketing Manager.

Kennon was a very active member in the New Canaan community volunteering his time and raising funds for the YMCA, United Way Foundation, Waveny Care Center and Staying-Put, to name a few. He was a very active and distinguished member within the St. Marks church community. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, John T. Jayne and his wife Karen of Littleton, MA, Truxtun Sewall Jayne and his wife Christina of Seattle, WA, Joseph K. Jayne and his wife Sibyl of Needham, MA and Houston Jayne and his wife Jennifer of Menlo Park, CA; one sister Pamela Miller of Greenwich, and six grandchildren, Hannah, Joe, Maxwell, Sam, Madeleine, and Helen.

Kennon was predeceased by his son William M. Jayne. 

Interment will be held in the family plot in Bath, ME. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Church, Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Marks Church.

For online condolences visit www.hoytfuneralhome.com 

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