Kenneth C. Mard Jr., 61, of Sherman died Oct. 22, 2010 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mr. Mard was born June 29, 1949, in Bridgeport, son of Kenneth C. Mard Sr. and Jean (Mott) Mard.

He was raised in Stratford and had been a resident of Sherman since 1984.

Mr. Mard is survived by his wife of 36 years, Elizabeth A. (Munch) Mard; a son, Kenneth C. Mard III, and his wife, Allyson M. Mard; his mother, Jean M. Mard; a brother, David M. Mard, and his wife, Donna G. Mard; three nieces, Lauren, Sarah and Aimee; and a nephew, Ronald Mard Jr. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth C. Mard Sr.; and a brother, Ronald A. Mard Sr.

He graduated from Bunnell High School in Stratford in 1967 and continued his education at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., graduating in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in business.

Mr. Mard had a successful career as president and general manager of Superior Spring and Manufacturing Company in Hamden and in Cheshire, Mass.

He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Corinthian Lodge #104 Bridgeport AF & AM, the Scottish Rite, the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Sphinx Shrine #73, the Royal Order of Jesters and the Order of Quetzalcoatl Grand Leon Teocalli 73.

Friends may call today (Friday) from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.

There will be a service of remembrance tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at the Sherman Church, 6 Church Road in Sherman, with burial immediately following in Coburn Cemetery, Leach Hollow Road in Sherman.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Canterbury School, 101 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT 06776.