Vigil held for Golden Krust founder

Posted: Updated:
YONKERS -

A vigil was held over the weekend for the founder of a popular bakery who took his own life.

Westchester resident Lowell Hawthorne, who founded the Golden Krust Bakery and Grill, was found in his factory in the Claremont section of the Bronx on Dec. 2 with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Dozens gathered outside the eatery to remember Hawthorne's life.

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Hollness said of Hawthorne in a statement, "My condolences to the friends, family and employees of Jamaica-born Lowell Hawthorne, CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill. He headed the largest Caribbean franchise chain in the U.S., with more than 120 stores."

Hawthorne's funeral will be held Dec. 19 at the Christian Cultural Center.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."