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Richard Carter Kenney ’34

Published in Mar. 8, 2000, issue

Dick Kenney, also known as Cap, died July 7, 1999. He had been in a nursing home in Charlottesville, Va., where his daughter lived, following a stroke suffered while living at Gibson Island, Md., not far from Baltimore, where he grew up (and attended the Gilman School).

Dick left Princeton at the end of freshman year and went to work with his father at the N. S. Kenney Co., in Baltimore, as a junior partner. The company dealt in railway equipment, sales, and service.

In his younger days, Cap was an ardent sailor and took part in many Star boat races on the Chesapeake Bay. Later he became partly disabled and, living alone at Gibson Island, after the death of his wife, the former Joanne Hoff, he became "something of a recluse," in the words of one of his oldest friends. According to our records, Dick is survived by a son, a daughter, and five grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, N. Taylor Kenney '30, of West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Class of 1934

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4 Remembrances posted for Richard Carter Kenney

Michael Kenney Says:

2014-09-29 09:50:28

The grandfather I never met

Cindylea Kenney Says:

2015-01-26 09:50:36

I met him several times. He was a good man. I wish he was in my life more. Contact me, Michael.

Carrie Kenney Bilbray Says:

2015-01-28 10:05:06

Michael, I never got to meet our grandfather, either. I was fortunate enough to correspond with him, though. Please contact me or Cindy.

Michael Kenney Says:

2015-06-01 12:08:46

He was married to my mother in San Diego, Calif., in the late 1950s.
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