Henry E. Marx
December 10, 1940 – June 28, 2018
Capt, Henry E. Marx, Master Mariner and founder of Landfall Navigation passed away from pneumonia on June 28, 2018 in Greenwich, CT.
Henry was born in New York City, to parents Henry and Marguerite Marx.
Capt. Marx, was a graduate of the Lawrenceville School, University of Hartford and University of Connecticut. He had a corporate career with Pitney Bowes, Combustion Engineering and the American Gas & Chemical Company before returning to his first love – the sea – acquiring Landfall Navigation, the Marine Navigation and Safety Equipment chandlery in 1982.
Capt. Marx, a life-long mariner, saw service in the U.S. diesel submarine Navy and the Norwegian merchant marine – as well as a 20+ year career delivering and cruising yachts along the East and West Coasts. He authored a well-respected navigation video Loran C: A Navigator’s Approach, was a well-respected Navigation and Marine Safety Instructor, served on the Marine Board Nautical Chart Committee, was a member of the Storm Trysail Club and was an advisor to the U.S. Sailing Safety@Sea Committee.
Over the last year Capt. Marx received numerous honors for his contributions to the local and national sailing community. In November of 2017, he was awarded the prestigious Owen C. Torrey Memorial Trophy by the Storm Trysail Club Board of Directors for his contribution to recreational boating, the Club and the Marine industry – especially with the U.S. Sailing sponsored Safety@Sea Seminar programs. SoundWaters, the leading environmental education organization on Long Island Sound, honored Capt. Marx this Spring for his past service and as a founding member of the Young Mariners Foundation, creating the The Henry Marx Cup, which will be awarded annually to the winner of the final Young Mariners Academy race series. And finally, he was awarded the Commodore’s Award by the Cruising Club of America for his contributions both as a long-time member as well as his work as a safety educator and advocate.
Throughout his life Capt. Marx was actively involved in the community around him volunteering his time to a variety of local causes. He served on the Boards of the Stamford Y, the Yerwood Center of Stamford and as co-founder and Chairman of the Stamford Sailing Foundation. In his younger years he was a hunter-safety instructor for the state of Connecticut and founded the Cos Cob Revolver & Rifle Club’s Junior Marksmanship program.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: •The Stamford Sailing Foundation, 97 West Ocean Drive, Stamford, CT 06902 •The Gettysburg Foundation, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
He is survived by his wife of 37 years Bev Marx; a son Christopher Scott Marx of Wrightsville Beach, NC; a step-son Valentin Sivyakov of Palekh, Russia; his brother Otto and his wife Betty; 2 sister-in-laws Barbara Parks and Carol Tellez; 2 nieces Dede Marx, Marla Tellez and 3 nephews Ed Marx, Gary Parks, David Parks and Mario Tellez; and two grand nieces and two grand nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and a son, Gregory Marx.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 28th at 11:00a.m. at the St. Savior’s Episcopal Church, 350 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, Ct. 06870. A Reception will follow at the Riverside Yacht Club, 102 Club Road, Riverside, Ct. 06878.
- Memorial Service Saturday, July 28, 2018
- Reception Saturday, July 28, 2018
Henry E. Marx
July 9, 2018
Henry and I first met at St Barnabas in Greenwich many years ago and soon discovered a mutual love of the sea and the Navy. Over the years I was privileged to act as his "crew" on numerous boat deliveries, occasionally with my son Benjamin. One time, on the intracoastal waterway off Vero Beach we passed by a place called the "Moorings" and Henry thought it might be a nice place to live if I ever retired to Florida. How did he know? I've been here 20 years now. Although I haven't seen Henry for some years, we kept up a steady correspondence by email and I considered him the dearest of friends. He'll never be forgotten.
July 3, 2018
Henry was such a kind and generous person even though I only saw him once a year at Sturbridge. My thoughts and prayers are with Bev and family at this time.
July 3, 2018
Bev words will not fully express my sorrow for you and the family. I only met Henry once but you, my friend, have been in my life for years. Henry was such a generous man on many levels. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers Bev. Love you much, Lynnae and Terry
July 1, 2018
Henry was a really nice person. The love that he showed Bev was so special. His stories were so interesting to hear. He will be missed.