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Robert Kenyon , Age: 88
February 17, 1929 -- February 09, 2018

Robert Richmond Kenyon, age 88, died February 9 at his home of 56 years in Kenilworth. Bob was born in Chicago to Richmond “Steve” Wallace Kenyon and Emily Worth Foresman and grew up in Barrington. After attending Trinity College, where he was a Delta Kappa Epsilon, he spent most of his career in the printing business as Executive Vice President of Poole Bros. Printing, President of Newman/Rudolph and Executive Vice President of Sleepeck Printing Company. Always an athlete, his love for sports followed him throughout his life, not only in competition but coaching: football, basketball and baseball. This fall he entered his 17th year coaching and supporting Kenilworth Rebels Football. He also was a loyal sports fan, not missing a Chicago Bears game as a season ticket holder for 60 years. He was most dedicated to his own grandchildren, attending their activities with the same enthusiasm he would professional teams. Bob was also an accomplished long-distance runner as one of the best in his age group with a sub-three hour marathon. Dedicated to his community, he served as President of the Kenilworth Club, and Treasurer of the Kenilworth Historical Society. He was a talented drummer who played in bands and marched each year in the local Memorial Day parade. His genuine character and loyal nature will not be forgotten. Bob is preceded in death by his brother Hugh Foresman Kenyon. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Caryll Watson Kenyon, sister Julie Kenyon (the late David) Bossert and his five children Gwen Kenyon (Ken) Smith, Bob (Colette) Kenyon, Tyler Kenyon, Chip (Becky) Kenyon and Katie Kenyon (Tom) Nahrwold, as well as fifteen grandchildren: Emily Smith (Charley) Margosian, Kristin Smith  (Jason) Williams, Robert Kenyon, III, Colin Kenyon, Tyler Kenyon, Betsy Kenyon, Carolyn Kenyon, Annie Kenyon, Jonny Kenyon, Matt Kenyon, Kitty Kenyon, Charlie Nahrwold, Sam Nahrwold, Clare Nahrwold, T.J. Nahrwold; and three great-grandchildren, Ani and Katie Margosian, and Lauren Williams. Memorial Service will be held on February 24 at 11:30am at Kenilworth Union Church, Kenilworth, and also live streamed at kuc.org.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be directed to Kenilworth Union Church, note donations in memory of Robert Kenyon, 211 Kenilworth, IL 60043, or Kenilworth Rebels Football, P.O. Box 251 Kenilworth, IL 60043.


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