C. Kevin Landry, senior adviser at Boston private equity firm TA Associates, passed away on Aug. 1 from complications of lung cancer. He was 69.

Landry, described as gregarious, with a plainspoken manner and tireless work ethic, joined TA at 24, in 1968. He rose to become a general partner in 1972, managing partner in 1982, CEO in 1984 and chairman in 2007. He retired as chairman in 2012, and became a senior adviser to the firm.

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