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Robert W. Kenyon

January 10, 1914 September 4, 2017
Robert W. Kenyon
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Robert W. Kenyon, 103, of Blackstone Blvd died Monday at his home. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Goodale Kenyon. He leaves two sons: William W. Kenyon and his wife Dione of Warwick and Walter G. Kenyon and his wife Elizabeth of Boston. He was the son of the late William C. and Charlotte (Husband) Kenyon.
Mr. Kenyon was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Howard Foundation and President of Kenyon Management Services, Inc. He had been a director of Old Colony-Newport National Bank, Farview Inc., and Title Guarantee Company of R.I., and Trustee of the GREIT Realty Trust of Philadelphia.
He was a member of the Distribution Committee of the Champlin Foundation and was for twenty years a trustee of Kent County Hospital retiring in 1990.
Mr. Kenyon was a graduate of Brown University, Class of 1936 and was active in alumni affairs at the University. He served two terms as a director of the Associated Alumni of Brown University and was a member of the former Brown Development Council.
He was active in civic affairs, having served as President of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce in 1966 and 1967, and before that as chairman of the Downtown Council and Treasurer of the Providence Parking Association. He was a member of the Design Task Force of the Downtown Master Redevelopment Plan in 1970, and Treasurer and a member of the Providence Committee of IMPACT Rhode Island which was formed to implement the Master Plan.
He was a founding incorporator of the Providence Foundation.
He was a member of the Associates of the John Carter Brown Library, the Hope Club, the former Turks Head Club of which he was past president, and Sons of the American Revolution. He was also a member of the Randolph Mountain Club of Randolph, NH where he had a country residence.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday October 7th at 11am in the Historic Chapel of Swan point Cemetery, Blackstone Blvd., Providence. Donations in his memory may be made to the John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence RI 02912.
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