In Memoriam | Joseph "Buck" Penrose Jr

Joseph Hallowell "Buck" Penrose Jr

Our organization has lost a long-time friend and very generous supporter with the recent death of Joseph Hallowell "Buck" Penrose Jr on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.

Mr. Penrose was the great-grandson of Jarrett and Tacy Kirk Penrose and great-great-grandson of William and Hannah Penrose, who built the major additions to the main house and the out-buildings at what we now call the Penrose-Strawbridge Farm. Tacy Kirk Penrose's great-grandfather, John Kirk, had been the stone mason who built the Keith House 120 years earlier. Her maternal grandfather was the clock maker Seneca Lukens and her uncle was Isaiah Lukens who made the clocks for Independence Hall and Loller Academy.

Mr. Penrose, over the past few years, has generously donated a great deal of significant historical documents, including the 1718 Samuel Carpenter Indenture, that are now in our collection; plus numerous other items that are either on display at the Penrose-Strawbridge House, used around the farm, or that we have sold. He has also bequeathed HPHA the remainder of his historical collection.

from the Intelligencer.

Joseph Hallowell 'Buck' Penrose Jr. of Norwalk, Conn., formerly of Warrington, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. He was 78. He is survived by his loyal friend, Margherita McElwreath.

Born in Abington, he was the son of the late Mary S. Park and Joseph Hallowell Penrose Sr. Buck graduated from George School in Newtown, and the College of Engineering at Cornell University with additional degrees from the Wharton School of Business and The Pennsylvania State University. He served in the U.S. Navy, having successfully completed the ROTC program at Cornell. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity at Cornell and subsequently a member of several professional organizations.

Buck had many successful years in corporate development and as a business and management consultant for various clients, both in the United States and Europe. For the last several years he owned and operated Penrose Development, located in Connecticut.

Buck was a member of the Horsham Friends Meeting.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

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