SMETHPORT - LeRoy Howard "Pete" Hendrickson, 91, of Smethport, died Sunday (Aug. 14, 2016) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.
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He was born April 16, 1925, in Lafayette, a son of Roy and Margaret Black Hendrickson. On Aug. 25, 2001, in Port Allegany, he married Charlene Mae Head, who survives.
Mr. Hendrickson attended Smethport High School and entered the U.S. Navy. He served during World War II from 1943 to 1946.
Mr. Hendrickson was a maintenance manager at the Quaker State Oil Refinery of Farmers Valley before his retirement.
He was a member of United Methodist Church of Smethport, where he sang in the Choir; the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport; and was a former Deputy Sheriff for McKean County.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Michelle (David) Ford of Rew; one son, John (Lorraine) Hendrickson of Ridgway; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, step children, and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport, with the Rev. Rob Hernan, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Smethport, officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion, Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the United Methodist Church of Smethport, Church and King St., Smethport, PA 16749. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 15 to Aug. 22, 2016