Obituary: Drennon

Robert Drennon (1922 – 2012)

W.HAVEN, CT—Robert W. Drennon, 90, of Livingston died Sunday September 23, 2012 at the West Haven Veterans Hospital.

Born January 31, 1922 in Stamford, CT, he was the son of the late Clair and Mary (MacDougall) Drennon.


Mr. Drennon served as an aviation mechanic in the Marine Corps during World War II. He once owned and operated the Germantown Building Supply, Palatine Park Coffee Shop, as well as Riverside Glass and Paint Store all in Germantown. He was a private pilot who enjoyed flying his entire adult life. He played the bag pipes, enjoyed golf, and was a member of the Marine Corps League and a life member of the Germantown Fire Company.

Survivors include: his wife, Evelyn Grab Drennon; two sons, Christopher (Deborah) of Clermont and Robert Michael Drennon of Manhattan; two granddaughters, Erin Javarone and Kristina Drennon; five great-grandchildren, Frederick (Dukester), Anna, Anarya, Alexya and Emerson.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Ida, who died in 1990, and great-grandson Christopher, who died in 2007.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, September 26, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown. Members of the Germantown Fire Company will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, September 27 at the funeral home with the Reverend David Tipple officiating.

Interment will be in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery in Clermont.

Memorial donations are requested to the American Heart Association.


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