Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson

Wednesday, January 19th, 1944 Monday, May 25th, 2020

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Obituary for Richard Eugene Henderson

Richard E. Henderson, aka “Dick” (76) of Fayetteville, PA passed away at Chambersburg Hospital on May 25, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry Henderson and Dorothy (Bailey) Henderson, and was 1 of 9 siblings.

Dick was born in Shippensburg, PA on January 19, 1944. He graduated from Shippensburg Senior High School in 1962 and attended Shippensburg University. He was a member of the VFW in Shippensburg. Dick retired from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2008 with more than 30 years as a federal employee.

He will be remembered as an avid Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies fan. He also enjoyed golf and keeping up with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Joann E. (Koons) Henderson, sons Brian Henderson, Jonathan Cummings, daughters Stephanie Carrington (Jeffery), Kelly Sanders (Richard), Penny Cummings (Shari); 8 grandchildren Sara, Tiffany, Annie, Denver, Samantha, Raullen, Caitlin, Dylan; and 6 great grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Dick's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 13, 2020 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA.

** Masks or other facial covering will be required by all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice to assist the COVID-19 pandemic needs.

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    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
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    Monday, July 13th, 2020
    ** Masks or other facial covering will be required by all in attendance.

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Ed Goodhart

Dick played football with my brother Mike and also graduated with him in 1962. Rest in peace and say hello to Mike
Comment | Posted at 09:47pm via Condolence

Gerald Burke

Went to Shippensburg High School with Dick. He want a gentle person, a really great guy.
Comment | Posted at 08:06pm via Condolence

Joan Andes

My husband and I worked with Dick at the FCC. Dick truly was an icon of the FCC family. Everyone loved hearing his stories. We have so many fond memories of Dick and he will greatly missed. His stories also included his family and how much he loved them. Our deepest sympathies to you all. Joan and Chris Andes
Comment | Posted at 10:56am via Condolence

Sharon Bowers

Dear Joann and family: I worked with Dick at the FCC.. he was a good fellow. He sure could tell a story and make me laugh. I’m very sad to hear this news about Dick. These are definitely difficult times for everyone and so much loss. I pray for you and the rest of your family during this time. I know Dick with be sorrowfully missed. Sharon and Steve Bowers
Comment | Posted at 02:43pm via Condolence

Bill Knowles-Kellett

I worked with Dick for many years at the FCC and we got to be good friends. He had so many great stories--he would have us in stitches. As he told the stories , it was clear he loved his family--lots of stories started, "Yesterday, my wife, who you know I absolutely adore, . . ." Others explained how much fun he had doing something with or for this kid or grandkid. He would tell the story and then chuckle in unabashed happiness. We will miss him.
Comment | Posted at 03:59pm via Condolence

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