David J. Lennon

David J. Lennon, 43, of Sourwood Dr., Phoenix, NY, passed away on Saturday , March 17, 2012, with his family by his side.  Born in Oswego, NY on August 21, 1968.  He was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton, 1986, and a graduate of Oswego State University in  1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree.  David was an Environmental Laboratory Manager for Upstate Laboratories, Inc., for over twenty years.  He really enjoyed softball, basketball, and golf.  David was an avid sports fan, supported the Boston Red Sox, a great friend, a caring and diplomatic manager.

Surviving are his loving wife of ten years, Christine (Billa) Lennon; his mother and father, Mary A. (Upcraft) and Harry J. Lennon, of Spruce Creek South, FL; his sister, Kathleen Ann Lennon of Baldwinsville; his aunt, Suanne Weaver of Baldwinsville; his uncles, Charles Lennon of Baldwinsville, Robert Lennon of Red Creek, Bruce Upcraft of Madera, CA; cousins Jody Lennon of NC, William Lennon of CT, Lori Lennon of Baldwinsville, and Sarah Lennon Adams of KY;  his many friends; his loved Golden Retrievers, Lilly and Moosie; his feline, Chloe.

Services will be on Thursday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY  13135, with the Rev. Dr. Paul A. Herpich, officiating.  Family and friends are encouraged to stay for conversation after the service has concluded.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to: Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY  13088

7 thoughts on “David J. Lennon

  1. Chrissy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Hold on to all the great memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jami

  2. CHRISTINE AND FAMILY:
    I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS DAVE WAS A AWESOME MAN TO WORK WITH. EVEN THOUGH HE LOVED THEM RED SOCKS, HE WAS ALWAYS WILLING TO LEND A EAR OR GIVE A HELPING HAND. HE WILL BE GRATELY MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. ” DAVE BE FREE OF PAIN NOW GO AND GET YOUR WINGS YOU HAVE EARNED THEM” BE PEACEFUL MY FRIEND…………..LORI

  3. Chris,

    I am so sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful gentle person. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my prayers. Love you very much, Florendia

  4. My heart goes out to all the family, friends, and co-workers of Dave Lennon. I was fortunate to have met up with Dave in December 2011 after not having seen him for too long a time. He was the picture of health and as kind and gentle as ever. So, the news of Dave’s sudden passing was quite the blow. I have not grieved in quite some time. Dave’s passing brought on some significant grief.

    I grieve for his wife and friends, but I especially grieve for his parents, Mary and Harry. I spent much formative time with Dave and his family in elementary school. Those were sweet times in the countryside of Volney, NY. What I mostly envision of those times is being outside in shaded sunny days, much green grass, expansive lawns to play baseball on, and a nice home to go into for lunch. I remember mostly smiles and love. It was a very warm home.

    Though we didn’t hang out so much after elementary school, unfortunately, Dave had a big impact on my life. My favorite two baseball teams, the Dodgers and Red Sox, came from Dave. Dave recruited me [somehow] into wrestling. I stayed in it for 10 years. Dave was smarter to pick another winter sport! Dave got me going in organized baseball during those years, too. I remember Dave in elementary and junior high band.

    I remember Dave being there for so many different things during those years. It is hard to fathom him really being gone. He was too young. Dave was too nice.

    It is now a few days later. I can still conjure up some of those initial pains and shock from hearing about his passing. But, in my mind, I see that sweet, smiling guy. It is a joy to read all the comments here and on FaceBook. Though quiet, Dave touched hundreds of people’s lives. That is a good life.

    Farewell Dave!

    Neil Pederson

  5. I am so sad about David’s death and have been thinking of his family so much over the past few days–especially the family members that I know well (his parents and his sister Kathy). Christine, my heart breaks for you. This all must be so hard.

  6. My heart goes out to the entire Lennon family. I have many warm memories of Friday night softball games when our dads were on the same team and all of us kids would run wild around the fields. Dave was often seated on the sidelines, keeping score, but now and then could be enticed into joining our antics. As “teacher’s kids” we had a bond that connected us throughout our school years, even when we weren’t in the same classes. I work at a hospice house in Vermont where we strive to provide the same quality care I hope Dave got in his final days. Even though I live far away from the people I gew up with, I try to remember that our hospice patients are someone else’s friends and classmates.

    Many loving thoughts and wishes coming your way, Susan Abell

  7. Dave was such a nice guy. I have fond memories of him from high school. He always had a smile on everytime I saw him, and a twinkle in his eye, making you wonder what he might be up to. Although I lost touch with him after high school, I always remembered him fondly. Prayers to his family and friends as you walk these difficult days ahead. God Bless.

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