Sanford Bull Kaynor, a 49-year Darien resident died Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Osborn Retirement Community in Rye, N.Y.

Born Nov. 24, 1926, in Waterbury, he was the son of the late Warren Fox and Margaret (Smith) Kaynor and was married to Laura Sanford in 1953.

Mr. Kaynor graduated from Taft School in Waterbury, Yale University and Columbia University Law School. He served for many years as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of U.S. Industries, Inc., and in 1984 became an option principal of the American Stock Exchange.

He served as a member of the Board of Finance of Darien, where he resided since 1961. He was a member of Wee Burn Country Club, Darien and the Yale Club of New York City. He was also a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien.

In 1945-1946, he served in the U. S. Army, initially with the 77th Infantry Division and later as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division in Sendai, Japan.

Mr. Kaynor descended from the earliest settlers of the country on both sides of his family. His maternal ancestors included Thomas Hooker, the founder of Hartford and Elihu Yale. His father's ancestors included two who fought in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of the Brandywine and at the Battle of Plattsburg in the War of 1812, respectively.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, survivors include his three children, Laura Kaynor Powers, Sanford Bull Kaynor Jr. and Frederick Kirk Kaynor; his brother William Akin Kaynor; and six grandchildren, Laura Sanford Powers, William Fuller Powers Jr., James Granville Kaynor; Phoebe Ann Cox Kaynor; Ian Thomas Kaynor and Catherine Lane Kaynor.

A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Chapel, 1864 Post Road, Darien on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Warren Fox Kaynor Technical High School, 43 Tompkins St., Waterbury, CT 06708.