Kenneth was born in Philadelphia, Pa., but grew up in Kirkwood, Mo. He graduated from the John Burroughs School in St. Louis before coming to Princeton. He majored in basic engineering, joined Cannon Club, and made music with the marching band, the concert band, and the Tigertown Five.

After graduating from Princeton, Kenneth served in the Army and earned an MBA at Harvard. He moved to Texas and then to Tulsa, Okla., to pursue various business ventures. Exploring the natural world was a constant part of Kenneth’s life, as was his enthusiasm for the trombone in Dixieland jazz. He also played the baritone ukulele for his children and grandchildren.

Kenneth died Oct. 26, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by his former wife, JoAnn Ryan Read, as well as two sons, three daughters including Cynthia ’77, and 12 grandchildren.

Undergraduate Class of 1953