Allan G. Kenzie, 73

Merrill Lynch executive

August 01, 2007

Allan G. Kenzie, a retired senior vice president and Merrill Lynch branch manager who was active in conservation efforts, died of Alzheimer's disease Friday at Chesapeake Woods Center Genesis Eldercare in Cambridge. The former Ruxton resident was 73.

Mr. Kenzie was born in Prattsburgh, N.Y., and raised in Hemlock, N.Y., and Livonia, N.Y., where he graduated from high school in 1952.

He attended North Carolina State University for a year, then transferred to Bucknell University, where he played varsity basketball and football.

After earning his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1957 from Bucknell, he married Bette Skow.

Mr. Kenzie served as a lieutenant with the Army Corps of Engineers before joining Merrill Lynch in 1965. He managed the brokerage firm's offices in Jenkintown, Pa., and New Haven, Conn., before coming to Baltimore in 1975 as branch manager.

During his tenure here, Mr. Kenzie, who established Merrill Lynch offices in Columbia, Towson, Annapolis and Easton, was known as a mentor who helped his employees advance in the company. He retired in 1991.

In Baltimore, he was a United Way division leader and a member of the board of the L'Hirondelle Club. He also was a member of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, the Annapolis Yacht Club and Center Club.

After retiring, Mr. Kenzie moved to a home overlooking the Tred Avon River near Easton. He had served on the board of the Waterfowl Festival there and was an active member of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage and Ducks Unlimited.

Mr. Kenzie maintained a second home on Nantucket in Massachusetts, where he was a member of the Nantucket Yacht Club and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.

He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Easton, where services were held yesterday.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, Mr. Kenzie is survived by two sons, David A. Kenzie of Naples, Fla., and Daniel C. Kenzie of Mayville, N.Y.; a daughter, Michele K. Steinitz of Towson; a brother, Ross Kenzie of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sisters, Joyce North of Mahwah, N.J., and Linda Mahley of San Francisco; and 11 grandchildren.

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