Warren Lennox

Obituary of Warren Thomson Lennox

Ilion Warren T. Lennox, 80 of Ilion, passed away on Wednesday August 12, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, with his loving wife by his side. Warren was born on July 12, 1940 in Utica, the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Robertson) Lennox. Warren was a 1958 graduate of Ilion Schools and a 1962 graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy. On December 18, 1982 he married the former Sharon Stevenson in Ilion. In 1963, at the age of 22, he bought Horton's Drug Store in Ilion and merged with Mulvey's Pharmacy in 1969. In 1971 his brother Bill joined him to form Lennox Brothers Pharmacy in Ilion. Warren retired from the business in 2009. He was director of Mohawk Valley Savings and Loan, and a 25-year member of the Ilion Board of Education, serving as president for 20 years. He was a 50 plus year member and treasurer of the Armory Hill Cemetery, an elder and treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church in Ilion and a member of the Ilion Elks Lodge for over 50 years. Warren was an avid golfer and sports fan, always supporting his favorite teams, The New York Giants and Rangers, the Atlanta Braves and Syracuse University. Warren is survived by his loving wife Sharon; two daughters Dana Lennox-Tate of Greenville SC, Kristin Lennox-Fahey of Ilion; a stepson Steve Billings and his wife Amy of Dolgeville; two brothers David and his wife Patricia of Erie PA and William and Barbara of Ilion; five grandchildren Joshua and his wife Meghan Appley, Karlee Tate, Michael Fahey, Joseph Tate and Ainsley Billings. He also leaves his many close golf and poker buddies. He was predeceased by a brother Rodney. Funeral services for Warren are private. Friends and family may call on Wednesday August 19, 2020 from 3-6 pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. A graveside service open to friends and family will be held on Thursday August 20, 2020 at 11 am at the Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to either the Armory Hill Cemetery, c/o 4 Sunset Ave Ilion, NY 13357 or the First Presbyterian Church, 90 Morgan St. in Ilion. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Face coverings are required for entry into the funeral home. To send an online condolence please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.
Wednesday
19
August

Calling Hours

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc.
100 Otsego St.
Ilion, New York, United States
315-894-3781
Thursday
20
August

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Armory Hill Cemetery
Ilion
Ilion, New York, United States
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