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Richard E. "Dick" Kenyon


1931 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Richard "Dick" E. Kenyon
Formerly of Westford

Richard "Dick" E. Kenyon, 87, formerly of Westford, died Monday, June 25, 2018, at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell after a long illness.

He was the husband of Gale Kenyon with whom he celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Oct. 10th.

Dick was born April 29, 1931, in Oneonta, New York, son of the late Elman and Dorothy (Maloney) Kenyon.

Dick received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. At Cornell, he was an active member of the National Speleological Society where he enjoyed cave exploring and gathering scientific information. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He enjoyed many skiing trips to Saint Anton, Austria and mountaineering in Switzerland.

Dick's greatest passion was downhill skiing. He has skied extensively for over 65 years in most of the ski areas in the U.S. but his favorite ski area was Park City, Utah. He climbed in Switzerland summiting the Jungfrau, took numerous canoe trips along the Allagash River with his family, and enjoyed kayaking in Alaska with Gale for their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

He wrote a Research Report on "Five Hills" which were the Five Ski Jumping Meets in the greater Westford area held form 1920-1950.

Dick was a Trustee for the J.V. Fletcher Library. He founded The English as a Second Language Program and successfully directed it for 5 years. He created and wrote a program for tutors to enable adults from other countries to read, write and speak English more effectively. He found great pleasure in reading.

Dick was one of the founders of the Nashoba Valley Photo Club which was started in 1982. He received numerous awards from the New England Camera Club Council.

Dick retired from Analytical Systems Engineering Corporation in 1994. He enjoyed skiing and biking with his children, grandchildren, and friends. He took an active part as a Boy Scout Leader for many years.

Besides his loving wife, he is survived by one daughter, Kristen Cormier and her husband, Jeffrey of Chelmsford; two sons and their wives, Peter and Joanne Kenyon of Chelmsford and Dana Kenyon and his wife Felice Schlaffer of W. Orange, NJ; 5 grandchildren, Deanna Kenyon, Lauren Kenyon, Matthew Cormier, Kate Cormier and Abigail Kenyon.

KENYON - The Celebration and Remembrance of Dick's life will be at the Central Congregational Church, 1 Worthen St., Chelmsford, MA. on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Dick's memory to D'Youville Senior Care, 981 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Lowell Sun on July 1, 2018
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