George W. Lennon Jr., 73, insurance underwriter

May 27, 2004

George W. Lennon Jr., a retired insurance underwriter and former Cockeysville resident, died of cancer Monday at his Oklahoma City home. He was 73.

Born in Chicago, he attended Loyola University there. He enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War and was a sonar operator in the Sea of Japan.

He joined United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. in 1956, and 10 years later moved to Baltimore as assistant secretary in charge of underwriting for financial services. He worked initially at the company's old offices at Calvert and Redwood streets, and moved in the early 1970s to its then-new office tower at Pratt and Light streets - now the Legg Mason Building.

"He was proud of USF&G's role anchoring the redevelopment of downtown Baltimore," said a daughter, Mary E. Lennon of Baltimore.

In 1985, Mr. Lennon became vice president of BancInsure Inc. in Oklahoma City, where he retired in 1996.

He was a former member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Linus Roman Catholic Church in Oak Lawn, Ill.

In addition to his daughter, survivors include his wife of 38 years, the former Sarah Marie Fitzgerald; a son, Patrick J. Lennon of Springfield, Mo.; another daughter, Noreen C. Lennon of Chicago; and three sisters, Maryrose Berger of Long Beach, Ind., Virginia Eck of Orland Park, Ill., and Joan Creen of Chicago Heights, Ill.

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