Warn G. Menhennett
|Birthplace:||Port Chester, Westchester, New York, United States|
|Death:||Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Managed by:||Dan Cornett|
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WARN MENHENNETT, 68, ENGINEER AND COCHRANVILLE SHEEP BREEDER
Warn G. Menhennett, 68, of Cochranville, a former chemical engineer for Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories in West Chester, died Nov. 8 at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia.
He lived in Chester County most of his life and in Cochranville since 1965. For many years, he bred and raised Shropshire sheep there with the help of his wife, Annette Anderson Menhennett. They were married for 38 years.
Mr. Menhennett was born in Port Chester, N.Y., and moved at a young age to West Chester, where his father, Winfield Warn Menhennett, was a teacher at what was then West Chester State Teachers College. His father was dean of instruction at the college when he retired in 1954.
Mr. Menhennett graduated from West Chester High School in 1943 and served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he attended Drexel University in Philadelphia. He received his undergraduate degree there in chemical engineering in 1949.
Mr. Menhennett began his career as a chemical engineer for Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories in West Chester and stayed with the company for more than 40 years. His career spanned his college years, when he worked as a summer intern for the company, until his retirement in 1988 as associate director of engineering.
For a number of years, he held an engineering position supervising the construction and start-up of drug-manufacturing equipment in new facilities throughout the area, including West Chester, Great Valley and Radnor. He spent two years in Bombay, India, and he also worked at facilities in Canada and Puerto Rico.
His wife said the job required extensive travel. "When he was working in Puerto Rico, he would fly to San Juan on Mondays and fly back (home) on weekends," she said.
After a long week of work, Annette Menhennett said, her husband liked to spend time at home.
"At heart, he was a county boy who loved doing the chores on the farm." she said.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two nieces.
A memorial service was held Saturday at the Menhennett residence in Cochranville. Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Bolton Center Field Services for the Warn G. Menhennett Sheep Fund, 382 W. Street Rd., Kennett Square, Pa. 19348.