WILLIAM KENNETH KAPP, long time resident of New Canaan, CT., died on January 10, 2011 at the age of 87 years old. Mr. Kapp was the son of Harry I. Kapp and Isabelle R. Kapp of Bronxville, NY. He was educated at the Bronxville (NY) Schools and entered the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Kings Point, Long Island, NY in 1942. He graduated in 1944 as Third Officer/Ensign USNR along with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nautical Science. His wartime duty involved numerous convoys to the Caribbean, South America and South Pacific. After World War II, he attended the College of William and Mary and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. He then went into Magazine Advertising Sales for publishers of Good Housekeeping, Parade Magazine and Sales Management. Tired of commuting, he joined Homequity Inc. (Corporate Relocation) in Wilton, CT. At the time of his retirement he was Director of New Business Development. Mr. Kapp was a member of the New Canaan Exchange Club and the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan, CT. He loved to spend time fishing with family and friends on his boat and enjoyed playing golf and paddle tennis during his retirement. He is survived by his ever-loving wife, Carol Ballou Kapp of 57 years. He is also survived by his two sons: William K. Kapp, Jr. and his wife Patricia I. Kapp of Ridgefield, CT and James B. Kapp of Bethel, CT. as well as four grandchildren: Jim Kapp, Cindy Kapp, Whitney Kapp and Daniel Kapp. A memorial service will be held at1:00 PM Saturday, January 15, at the Hoyt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 199 Main Street , New Canaan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Canaan Ambulance Corp in New Canaan. For online condolences visit www.hoytfuneralhome.com.
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on Jan. 12, 2011