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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hi everyone,

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.
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    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate your father's life with many friends!!! Thank you for sharing his life with us. What a blessing that he wrote his own obituary. I am sure that he touched the loves of more people than you can begin to imagine. God took a very special angel home. So glad that he and your mom are forever together!!!
    God bless you, Arjay and the rest of your family during this difficult time.
    Blessings and hugs,
    2120 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    He was truly a wonderful man. And to write his own obituary knowing that it would be hard on his family to do that is such a gift he gave to you. Super special that he would want contributions to go to the SPCA.

    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon
    2124 days ago
  • LINDA!
    God bless you and your family. emoticon
    2125 days ago
    May God give you grace this time of sorrow and loss . emoticon
    2125 days ago
  • MOGAL1946
    What a wonderful father. He took care of his family to the very end by writing his own obituary. He touched many lives during his years on earth and left so many memories for all to enjoy. Thank you for sharing with us. emoticon
    2125 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    I'm so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you. A beautiful tribute, my beloved Mom wrote her obituary as well and left a few things for me to add, I can see your Dad was loved by all, what a wonderful legacy he has left behind, I agree, he is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior re-united with his beloved wife who is singing in God's Heavenly choir accompanied by her beloved husband on the Flute. I can almost hear the beautiful music playing in the background. emoticon
    2126 days ago
    I love that he wrote his own obituary, that is amazing. He really sounds like a wonderful person and that the people who knew him were better off for knowing him. You have some precious memories.
    2126 days ago
    I can tell how much he was loved and respected. So glad the service was a celebration of his life. Those memories will be with you forever.




    2126 days ago
    Thank you all for your beautiful comments. Dad was one of a kind. I can't even begin to think how many lives he touched and how many he encouraged to do what they thought was best for them, be it music or another field.
    2126 days ago
    Bless you for shareing this!
    2126 days ago
    I'm sure he is missed by many! How nice that he suggested the SPCA for memorial contributions.
    2126 days ago
    wonderful tribute to a wonderful man emoticon
    2126 days ago
    He made it easier on his children and he did it very well. He must have been a great father. Thank you. emoticon
    2126 days ago
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