Sanford Bull Kaynor, a 49-year resident of Darien and retired corporate lawyer, died Nov. 28 at the Osborn Retirement Community in Rye at the age of 86. Kaynor was a graduate of the Taft School in Watertown, Conn., Yale University and Columbia University Law School. He served for many years as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of U.S. Industries, Inc., and in 1984 became an Option Principal of the American Stock Exchange. He also served on the Darien Board of Finance of Darien and was a member of the Wee Burn Country Club and St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien. He served in the Army during WWII, initially with the 77th Infantry Division and later as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division in Sendai, Japan. Kaynor descended from the earliest settlers of the country on both sides of his family. His maternal ancestors included Thomas Hooker, the founder of Hartford, and Elihu Yale. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Laura Sanford Kaynor; his three children, Laura Kaynor Powers, Sanford Bull Kaynor, Jr., and Frederick Kirk Kaynor; his brother, William Akin Kaynor; and six grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Chapel on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m.
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