Henry Marx, 77

Greenwich, Conn.
Capt. Henry E. Marx, Master Mariner and founder of Landfall Navigation, passed away from pneumonia on June 28, 2018 in Greenwich, Conn. He was 77 years old.
Henry was born in New York City, to parents Henry and Marguerite Marx and was a graduate of the Lawrenceville School, the University of Hartford, and the 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. Navy and the Norwegian merchant marine – as well as a 20+ year career delivering and cruising yachts along the U.S. East and West Coasts. Capt. Marx was a fixture in the area of marine safety, and anyone who attended a Safety at Sea seminar will remember his colorful lectures.
He authored the 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 at Sea Committee.

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 course instructor for the State of Connecticut and founded the Cos Cob Revolver & Rifle Club’s Junior Marksmanship program.

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