Kenneth M. Weil, a World War II veteran and retired Wall Street executive, died at Stamford Hospital. Weil was 87 years old and had lived with Parkinson ’s disease for 19 years. He lived in Shippan Point in Stamford for 39 years.
Born in Montgomery, Ala., he grew up there and in Memphis and New York before graduating from Philips Academy in Exeter, N.H. He was a graduate of Yale University and worked as a stockbroker on Wall Street, retiring from Smith Barney in 2000 as senior vice president.
He served in the Navy and saw combat as a communications officer during the invasion of Okinawa. At the end of the war he served on a minesweeper clearing the waters of Tokyo Bay and spent time in Japan during the occupation. He returned to the U.S. and was stationed in New Orleans in the Shore Patrol. He attained the rank of lieutenant junior grade after 10 years in the Navy Reserves.
Weil is survived by his wife, Susan Granat Weil; a son, Andrew Kenneth Weil and his wife, Jennifer Aniceto Weil; his mother-in-law Virginia Damman Granat, whose 100th birthday he celebrated only two weeks ago, and his brother-in-law, Robert L. Granat, and his spouse, Al Mazur.
Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Leo Gallagher P. Funeral Home. The funeral will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford. Memorial contributions can be sent to The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, attn: Robin Elliott, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.
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