WYCKOFF, N.J. -- Kenneth R. Kiess, 52, of Wyckoff, died Sept. 30.
He was born in 1964, in Manhasset, N.Y. He attended Manhasset High School, where he was voted cutest. He was a graduate of Adelphi University, a member of the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, the Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head and the Glen Rock JC’s.
His financial career centered on investment research and quantitative analysis through his firms, Abel Noser, Valley Forge, and Q Prime. Most recently, he served as a financial adviser with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch in Glen Rock.
While a resident of Glen Rock, he was instrumental in bringing the sport of lacrosse to elementary and middle school students, serving as both a coach and league organizer.
In recent years, he developed highly successful events, raising money and awareness for the prevention and treatment of colon cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Julie A. Zier; children, KJ, Jack, Maggie and Timmy; parents, Klaus and Nancy; a twin brother, Kurt and his wife Nina; and brother, Mark.
Family and friends may visit from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Catharine’s Church, 905 S. Maple Ave., Glen Rock. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be sent to the Colon Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 1066, Washington, DC, 20005 or at www.ccalliance.org (click on donate, in tribute, find a tribute, Ken Kiess)