Kennon Jayne, 88, Lifelong New Canaan Resident, Marketing Manager At IBM

NEW CANAAN, Conn. - Kennon Jayne, a lifelong resident of New Canaan, died Monday, June 30. He was 88.

Kennon Jayne

Kennon Jayne

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Jayne was born March 25, 1926, in New York City, the son of John and Dorothy Sewall Jayne. He attended Fay and Choate School and graduated from Williams College in 1948. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II and during the Korean War as a signal operator. In 1952, he received a discharge and started his career at IBM as a marketing manager.

He raised funds for the YMCA, United Way Foundation, Waveny Care Center and Staying-Put. He was a member with the St. Mark's church community.

Jayne is survived by his wife, Sabra Toulson Jayne; sons, John T. Jayne (Karen) of Littleton, Mass., Truxtun Sewall Jayne (Christina) of Seattle, Joseph K. Jayne (Sibyl) of Needham, Mass., and Houston Jayne (Jennifer) of Menlo Park, Calif.; sister, Pamela Miller of Greenwich; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; and son, William M. Jayne.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at St Mark's Church, Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. Interment will be held in the family plot in Bath, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mark's Church.

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