Rev. Joseph B. Lennon |

Rev. Joseph B. Lennon

Rev. Joseph B. Lennon was born Feb. 18, 1917 in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.

He passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in Spartanburg, S.C. Pastor Lennon was integral in the opening of the First Baptist Church in Aspen in the summer of 1958.

Prior to coming to Aspen, he studied at Bob Jones University and Grace Theological Seminary. As part of his initial efforts to help establish the church, he worked as town night marshal, an extension of his one-time experience as a Buffalo, N.Y., police lieutenant. The Lennon family departed Aspen in 1962, after son Jonathan had graduated Aspen High School.

Rev. Lennon was preceded in death by sons Jonathan Brian and Jeffrey Lynn as well as his wife, Gloria E. (Bossman) Lennon. He is survived by sons Nathan M. Lennon of Williamsville, N.Y. and David L. Lennon of Denver, as well as grandchildren Katy, Erin, Emily, Sean, Leah and Matthew Lennon.

There was cremation and will be internment in family plot in Ebenezer, N.Y.

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