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William K. Kapp

Published 1:41 pm, Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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William Kenneth Kapp, long-time New Canaan resident, died Jan. 10. He was 87.

Mr. Kapp was the son of Harry I. Kapp and Isabelle R. Kapp of Bronxville, N.Y. He was educated at the Bronxville schools and entered the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Kings Point, Long Island, N.Y., 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. 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. He enjoyed fishing with family and friends on his boat, as well as playing golf and paddle tennis during his retirement.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Carol Ballou Kapp; his two sons, William K. Kapp Jr. and his wife, Patricia I. Kapp, of Ridgefield, and James B. Kapp of Bethel; and four grandchildren, Jim Kapp, Cindy Kapp, Whitney Kapp and Daniel Kapp.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Hoyt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 199 Main St., 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.