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March 4, 1935—Jan. 22, 2016 Thomas "Tom" Lennox passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Jan. 22 in Nashville, TN, at the age of 80. Tom is survived by his wife, Catherine Lennox; his four children, Kim, David, Cathy and Tom Jr.; and six grandchildren. Tom was born on March, 4, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY, to Ruth Thomas Lennox Owen and Arthur Grey Lennox. He graduated from University of Delaware in 1957 with a degree in chemical engineering. He married Cathy, his college sweetheart in the same year. Ten years later he graduated from Temple Law School. After moving to Cherry Hill, NJ, he began working for Rohm and Haas as an engineer. Over the next 11 years the couple welcomed four children into their home. He began a private law practice in 1975 and maintained an office in Berlin, NJ, for over 20 years. He retired to Fairfield Glade, TN, in 1996. Tom loved his friends deeply and was an accomplished storyteller. Among many of his accomplishments and organizations are: Cherry Hill Civic Federation (1971), Cherry Hill Rotary Club (1976), Kresson Road Civic Assoc. (1970), Our Saviour Lutheran Church Council Member (1975), Good Samaritan Center - Trustee (1975), Barclay Swim Club Treasurer (1964), Century Club University of Delaware Alumni Assoc. - Chairman (1968), Boy Scouts of America - Scout Master (1971), and YMCA Indian Guides (1976). He was a distinguished attorney and member of the following professional associations: Camden County Bar Assoc. (1975), New Jersey Bar Assoc. (1971), Pennsylvania Bar Assoc. (1975), American Bar Assoc. (1975), Pennsylvania Patent Barr Assoc. (1967), Philadelphia Patent Bar Assoc. (1975), United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (1968), and The United States Supreme Court (1981). A memorial service is scheduled for March 12, 2016, that 2 p.m. at Fairfield Glade Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tom’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favorite charity. The family would like to thank Palliative Care staff at Vanderbilt University Hospital for their care and compassion. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  February 1, 2016
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