Kenneth Marinace passed away at his home in Burbank Friday, February 16, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Candy; sons, Steven Martin and Douglas Martin; step-daughter, Holly Dauphinais (Louis); and his beloved grandchildren, Lillian Garretson, Rex Dauphinais and Jane Dauphinais. He is also survived by his sister, Bobbie Schwartz and nephew, Scott Schwartz (Sharon).
Ken was born in New York City and began his long and impactful 50-year career in the financial services industry as a runner on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He started his financial planning practice in New York on 42nd Street and Park Avenue, but the lure of sunshine and fair weather brought him and his family to the West Coast and ultimately to Burbank where he has been the President and CEO of Comprehensive Financial Services since 1981.
Ken was a widely acknowledged leader in his chosen profession. He was a published author and hosted over 400 financial TV shows. He was often used as a financial resource by KNBC for the 5, 6 and 11 o’clock news telecasts.
Ken was also a community leader serving in a wide variety of community activities as a member and former President of the Kiwanis Club of Burbank, Past President of the Burbank Community Healthcare Foundation and serving on the Boards of Directors of the Salvation Army, Burbank Corp, and The Burbank Family YMCA. Additionally, he has served on the Providence St. Joseph’s Foundation Board of Trustees since 1996. His professional achievements and community leadership have been commended by the California Senate and Assembly Resolutions, Federal Legislative representatives, California’s governor, Los Angeles County and the Cities of Burbank and Los Angeles.
He loved to travel and loved fine dining, often combining the two. Ken and Candy explored every continent, Antarctica notwithstanding, as it was too cold and there were no good restaurants there. He especially loved traveling the world with Candy and granddaughter, Lillian.
Ken loved music, theatre and especially baseball. He was a regular at Dodger Stadium along with his baseball pals and was hoping to see his beloved Dodgers win one more World Series.
Ken had a large personality and a generous nature. He shall be missed.
Viewing will be at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Friday, March 9 from 5pm to 9pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center.