MENZIES, KENNETH GRAEME , a revered Gilman School teacher for over 36 years, died peacefully on September 1 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 84. Mr. Menzies was born in Baltimore and educated at Gilman School. He graduated from Washington College, Chestertown, Md. in 1952, where he was recognized as an All American in lacrosse. He later received a Masters Degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University. During his years as a teacher at Gilman, he also coached Gilman's lacrosse team and won the then MSA Championship and State Championship in 1973. He also coached a group of select college students from the Lancers Boys Club on a trip where they played in Australia and Hong Kong in 1970. Mr. Menzies was married twice and is survived by his two children, Evelyn Trenholm Menzies Naeny of Stevensville, Md and Kenneth Graeme Menzies, Jr., of Severna Park, Md and their mother Evelyn Chisolm, of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and four grandchildren: Thomas Dyson Naeny, Evelyn Alden Naeny, Kirstin Nina Menzies, and Kenneth Graeme Menzies, III. He was very devoted to his children and grandchildren, and he loved being on the water boating and fishing. One of his students, Clay Primrose described him. "He had a twinkle in his eye, an amused smile, a gentle and calm manner that is very memorable to this day. Now I am very grateful to good men like Graeme who could have done many other thingsbut who dedicated themselves to taking great care with the experience of learning and development for kids at a young age. He was the good guyand he left good marks on so many lives. I was just one." A gathering will be held at the Eastern Shore home of his daughter, Evelyn Trenholm Menzies Naeny, at 1930 Love Point Road, Stevensville, Md. on Friday Sept 6 at 5 pm. Church Services will be held at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Owings Mills, on Monday, September 9 at 2 pm. Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com
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Published in The Capital on Sept. 6, 2013