Henry E. Marx
1940 - 2018
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Capt. Henry E. Marx
Capt, Henry E. Marx, Master Mariner and founder of Landfall Navigation passed away from pneumonia on June 28, 2018 in Greenwich, CT.
Henry was born in New York City, to parents Henry and Marguerite Marx.
Capt. Marx, was a graduate of the Lawrenceville School, University of Hartford and University of Connecticut. He had a corporate career with Pitney Bowes, Combustion Engineering and the American Gas & Chemical Company before returning to his first love – the sea – acquiring Landfall Navigation, the Marine Navigation and Safety Equipment chandlery in 1982.
Capt. Marx, a life-long mariner, saw service in the U.S. diesel submarine Navy and the Norwegian merchant marine – as well as a 20+ year career delivering and cruising yachts along the East and West Coasts. He authored a well-respected navigation video Loran C: A Navigator's Approach, was a well-respected Navigation and Marine Safety Instructor, served on the Marine Board Nautical Chart Committee, was a member of the Storm Trysail Club and was an advisor to the U.S. Sailing Safety@Sea Committee.
Over the last year Capt. Marx received numerous honors for his contributions to the local and national sailing community. In November of 2017, he was awarded the prestigious Owen C. Torrey Memorial Trophy by the Storm Trysail Club Board of Directors for his contribution to recreational boating, the Club and the Marine industry – especially with the U.S. Sailing sponsored Safety@Sea Seminar programs. SoundWaters, the leading environmental education organization on Long Island Sound, honored Capt. Marx this Spring for his past service and as a founding member of the Young Mariners Foundation, creating the The Henry Marx Cup, which will be awarded annually to the winner of the final Young Mariners Academy race series. And finally, he was awarded the Commodore's Award by the Cruising Club of America for his contributions both as a long-time member as well as his work as a safety educator and advocate.
Throughout his life Capt. Marx was actively involved in the community around him volunteering his time to a variety of local causes. He served on the Boards of the Stamford Y, the Yerwood Center of Stamford and as co-founder and Chairman of the Stamford Sailing Foundation. In his younger years he was a hunter-safety instructor for the state of Connecticut and founded the Cos Cob Revolver & Rifle Club's Junior Marksmanship program.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
•The Stamford Sailing Foundation, 97 West Ocean Drive, Stamford, CT 06902
•The Gettysburg Foundation, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 18325
He is survived by his wife of 37 years Bev Marx; a son Christopher Scott Marx of Wrightsville Beach, NC; a step-son Valentin Sivyakov of Palekh, Russia; his brother Otto and his wife Betty; 2 sister-in-laws Barbara Parks and Carol Tellez; 2 nieces Dede Marx, Marla Tellez and 4 nephews Ed Marx, Gary Parks, David Parks and Mario Tellez; and two grand nieces and two grand nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and a son, Gregory Marx.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 28th, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, 350 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870. Memorial service will follow at the Riverside Yacht Club, 102 Club Rd, Riverside, CT 06878.

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Published in Greenwich Time & Stamford Advocate from Jul. 3 to Jul. 4, 2018.
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June 28, 2019
It hardly seems like a year since Henry passed away. Henry is well thought of and stories shared every day at Landfall. He is as missed today as he was last year.
Capt. Mark Bologna
July 31, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Henry several years ago. He was a knowledgeable and lovely man and a pleasure to work with.
My deepest sympathies to his family on his untimely passing.
Linda Ludwig
July 25, 2018
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July 17, 2018
"Henry steered his own course and blended a business with the seamanship values he understood so well-- a mariner who helped train many other."
--Ralph Naranjo (Annapolis, MD)
Ralph Naranjo
July 17, 2018
"Henry steered his own course and blended a business with the seamanship values he understood so well--a mariner who helped train others"
-Ralph Naranjo. (Annapolis,MD)
July 16, 2018
I first met Henry over 30 years ago at one of the many NOS Chart Agent workshops we both attended. His contributions to the maritime community are countless. May his family and friends take comfort in that he is resting in peace.
Brian Davis
July 16, 2018
On behalf of the United States Power Squadrons we extend our condolences to Henry's family. His passing is a great loss to the boating community. So many of our members have personal stories of his kindnesses, his wit, and his value to us all. I was on the board of the Young Mariners with him, and he was always the voice of reason. We will miss him. Past District Commander, Susan Ryan JN
Susan Ryan
July 16, 2018
Henry Marx was one of a kind . I had the privilege of spending time with him a few weeks ago in his office . Henry's memories of the war and memorabilia in his office was a history lesson. He lived life to the fullest . Rest in Peace ...Henry . I pray you have been reunited with your son who passed before you. Blessings
David Pritchard
July 9, 2018
It was a privilege to know you Henry. I treasure the memories with you in the Young Mariners, at Landfall, and at countless other events over the last couple of decades. You are a Titan.
Justin Bonar
July 9, 2018
Steve and I are so sorry to hear that Henry Marx has passed away. He was a great supporter of sailing education. It was always a joy to work with him on sailing courses and other projects. We will miss him.
Doris Colgate
July 7, 2018
Brotherhood of the Dolphin
To the Marx Family,

On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Henry's passing. We grieve with you on the death of your loved one and our shipmate. The SUBVETS will have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Henry will always be remembered as a Brother of the Phin and a great Patriot. BRAVO ZULU SHIPMATE!!

CAPT(SS) Henry E. Marx
US Navy Submarine Veteran
Now on Eternal Patrol
Sailor Rest Your Oar
Your Shipmates Have The Watch

Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate

Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
Nick Nichols, MTCM(SS) USN Ret.
Base Chaplain
Nick Nichols
July 6, 2018
Henry was my friend. He was generous with his time and shared his love of the sea and American history. I enjoyed the time I spent with him at boat shows and safety seminars exchanging sea stories.
My deepest sympathy to Bev and family.
I miss my friend and wish him well on his final cruise.
Captain Eric Knott
State Harbor Master
Eric Knott
July 5, 2018
I was blessed to have Henry as a client who treated me like a friend. Doing business is such a pleasure when someone is as kind, honest and straightforward as Henry always was. May he rest in peace and may Beverly and the rest of his family be comforted at this very difficult time.
Bruce Emond
July 5, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Patrick Mansfield
July 4, 2018
On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Henry's passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for Henry's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother we say, Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country.

"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way" 2 Thess 3:16

Capt.Henry E. Marx, US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.
Bill Dixon
July 4, 2018
So Long my friend,we shared many a good time.
Capt. Mark Bologna
July 3, 2018
Capt Marx was an icon in the Marine Safety Industry. He was admired by many and will be missed by many more.
My heart goes out to his wife and family during this difficult time, may your memories comfort you.
Karen Hansen
July 3, 2018
I was very fortunate to be able to work with Captain Marx prior to my own retirement. A fellow Norwegian and promoter/instructor of Marine Safety I admired his contributions. The Marine Industry has lost an icon in its field. He was one of a kind and will be missed greatly by many.
My heart goes out to his wife and family. May you find comfort in your memories.
Karen Hansen
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