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Alexander R. Henderson Jr.

Alexander Raeburn Henderson Jr., ''Alex'', ''Sandy'', age 70, a resident of New Buffalo, MI, formerly of Naperville and Chicago, IL, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 at University of Chicago Medical Center. He was born May 3, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI to Alexander Raeburn Henderson Sr. and Isabella, nee Chalmers, Henderson. Loving husband of Linda, nee Aikman, Henderson of New Buffalo, MI, whom he married June 15, 2002; devoted father of Scott (Cynthia) Henderson of Naperville, Tom (Sue) Henderson of Naperville and Kathryn Henderson, Peace Corps Volunteer, Nicaragua; doting grandfather of Sara and Marc, Jordan and Tyler; fond uncle of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be missed by his two companions, MacKay and MacClone; and by many dear and loyal friends. Alex was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John and William Henderson. Alex grew up in Milwaukee and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was most recently employed by Xerox Corp., Chicago, until his retirement in 1987 and was a member of Xerox ''X''. He was also a member of New Buffalo Yacht Club and North Bay Fishing and Sailing Society and was a former member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Naperville. Alex enjoyed sailing and spending time at his cabin in Door County, WI. Visitation Thursday, Feb. 3, 5 to 9 p.m. at The Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Additional visitation Friday, Feb. 4, 10 to 11 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washington St., Naperville. Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. in the church. Interment private. Memorials to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter, 500 N. Dearborn, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60610-4901 or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 651 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60661. Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville, IL. For info, 630-355-0213.

Published in Chicago Tribune on Feb. 2, 2005
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