Kenneth K. Lindell, 89, formerly of Canton
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 5:21 pm

CANTON -- Fair winds and following seas, may forever you feel, upon your cheek, the salty breeze. There is always a new place, a new horizon and with today’s sunrise there are more fish to be caught.

Kenneth K. Lindell passed away on March 4, 2018.

Ken was born in Flushing, NY on April 2, 1928 to Elsa and Edward Lindell. Ken was raised in Merrick, NY where he enjoyed time on the water and wrestling.

After high school, he studied business and graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1949. Upon graduation, he began working for the Folsom Corporation as a sales representative where he stayed for the next 60 years. There he combined sporting goods sales with his passion as a recreational fisherman.

He married Mary Maguire in Long Island. They moved to Rockland County, NY and together raised 5 children.

After Mary's passing in 1985 he moved to Canton, NY reuniting with a high school classmate, Fay Molnar, who became his best friend and partner for over 25 years. In 2013, Ken moved to back to Long Island to be closer to his children.

Ken was an avid sports fan, while he loved college hockey and professional football, his first passion was sport fishing. Fishing kept him on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Great South Bay, the St. Lawrence River, and countless rivers and streams in between.

He actively and enthusiastically embraced any adventure that came his way on or near a body of water. He was also a natural talker whose friendly stories will live on in many a heart, as his words captured each moment.

Left to miss him are his children: Laura Lindell of Blue Point, NY, Michael Lindell of New Orleans, LA, Kenneth and Kristen Lindell of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Megan and Michael Capozzi of Bayport, NY, and eight grandchildren.

A private memorial/ reception will be held on Saturday, April 28th on Long Island, NY.

Condolences can be sent to Megan and Michael Capozzi, 61 Bayport Avenue, Bayport, NY 11705.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the St. Lawrence University Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey programs (University Advancement Gift Processing Office, St. Lawrence University 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617 or online at: or Save the Great South Bay, a 503 Nonprofit working to revitalize the bay. (Save The Great South Bay132 Clyde Street Suite 1 (care of Murray Law Group). West Sayville, NY 11796 or on line at ) in Ken’s name.