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Gerald Henderson

Gerald van Syckel Henderson 85 of Strafford, Pa and Quonochontaug, RI, a retired Real estate broker died peacefully on Friday, July 5th 2013 at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Henderson attended The Haverford School, The Fessenden School then graduated in 1946 from The Hill School in Pottstown, PA. In 1946 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in September of 1948. He then went on to graduate from Harvard University in 1953 where he was a member of The Pi Eta Club, The Phoenix SK and The Hasty Pudding Club. Mr. Henderson met Joan Bristol at a Harvard-Yale football game in November of 1956 and married her in October of 1959. Mr. Henderson went on to have a successful Real estate career co-founding Henderson-Dewey Real estate with offices in Wayne, Haverford and St. David's. Mr. Henderson was a member of The Society of The Cincinnati, Sons of The Revolution, Society of Colonial Wars and Society of The War of 1812. He was a founding member of Waynesborough Country Club and a member of The Merion Cricket Club. Mr. Henderson and his wife enjoyed spending winters in St. Barths and summers at their home in Quonochontaug, RI. In addition to his wife of 53 years, Mr. Henderson is survived by his children, Gerald Jr. (wife Susan), William (wife Anne) and Julie (husband Jack Low) as well as grandchildren Emily, Caroline, Madeline and Charlie. He was pre-deceased by his older brother Branton and is survived by his brother Ronald and sister Isabel. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Monday, July 15th at St. David's Episcopal Church in Wayne, Pa. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to St. David's Episcopal Church. Stuard Funeral Home

Published in Main Line Media News on July 14, 2013
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