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Gilbert Thomas Lennon, Jr.

January 22, 1947 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 73)


Gilbert T. Lennon Jr. “Butch” of Accord, NY died Sunday, February 23, 2020. He was 73.

Butch was born in Newburgh, NY on January 22, 1947, son of the late Gilbert T. and Florence (Avery) Lennon.

Butch was a veteran of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and was decorated by the military for his valor and heroism after having been responsible for saving many lives during a devastating fire aboard the USS Oriskany.

Butch’s passion for painting could only be matched by his love of fishing.

Butch is survived by his three sons, Richard, Travis and Brian; eight grandchildren; his brothers, David Lennon and his wife Robin of Tucson, AZ, Daniel Lennon and his wife Valletta of Calabash, NC; his sisters, Patricia Gossellin and her husband Dennis of Walland, TN, Katherine Lennon and her fiance Vaughn Cannon of Vonore, TN and Meredith Pomeroy and her husband James of Napanoch; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents Butch was predeceased by his brothers, James, Jeffrey and Donald.

Graveside Military Honors will be held at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery on Thursday, March 19th 11am.

Memorial contributions may be made in Gilbert’s memory to the PTSD Foundation Of America, 9724 Derrington Rd, Houston, TX 77064-5808 or

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Military Honors
March 19, 2020

11:00 AM
New Paltz Rural Cemetery
81 Plains Road
New Paltz, New York 12561