Here is Dad's obituary that he wrote for himself with the exception of the age, and date, of course. There was a picture also. There were so many people that came to the viewing and told great stories about how he helped them along the way. He was a great husband, Father, Pop-Pop, friend and teacher. My brother Robb did part of the service for Dad like he did for Mom too. He had another minister friend helping him as well. In another blog I'll tell you some of the stories we told. I'm sure Dad was pleased with his celebration of life. He is happy with Mom now never to be parted from her again. God has his loving arms around both of them. Wonder if he's playing his flute in heaven. Bet he is and Mom is singing in the heavenly choir as well.
August 21, 2012
Robert Henderson, 93, of Walnut Street, Forty Fort, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at his home.
Born in Plymouth, he was a son of the late Dr. William and Daisy Henderson.
Robert, a graduate of Forty Fort High School, received a bachelor of science degree in music from West Chester State Teachers College, and a master of science in music education from the University of Pennsylvania. He started his teaching career at the Dallas School District, where he taught music and history.
He was the supervisor of music in Kingston, then Wyoming Valley West School District. He taught for 43 years, not missing one day.
Robert served in the U.S. Army for three and a half years and was a member of the 44th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations.
He was a member of the Forty Fort United Methodist Church for over 50 years where he held many offices and position.
Preceding in death are his wife, Mary Gallup Henderson, who died on August 6, 2010; and his brother, William.
He is survived by daughter, Elayne (Arjay) Morgan, Zephyrhills, Fla.; sons, Robb (Norma), Exeter; Doug (Lanette), Quarryville; grandsons, Jason, Gareth and Ian.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Robb Henderson and the Rev. Louis Falcone officiating. The interment will be in the Forty Fort Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Plains Township, PA 18705.