J. Robert McHenry

McHENRY, J. ROBERT J. Robert McHenry of Guilford, loving husband, father, and grandfather, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday April 11th following complications from pneumonia. Bob was born in Swarthmore, PA, and went on to Washington & Lee University in Virginia where he captained lacrosse and basketball teams. He met, Susan, his beloved wife of 42 years, in Hershey PA, while working his way up the coaching ranks in lacrosse. Bob and Sue were then led to Guilford, CT when "the Coach" landed a job as the Head Yale Lacrosse Coach, defensive coach of the football team, and assistant coach in basketball. Bob was enthusiastically involved in refereeing football, basketball and lacrosse up until age 75. Bob was a cradle Episcopalian who found his church home in North Branford with the loving Zion community. The 'Coach's' living legacy includes 3 loving children, their spouses, and 15 grandchildren. He toasted "Bring on the grandchildren!" at the first family wedding and his children have obliged. Daughter Becky and her husband Chris reside in Clinton, CT, with grandchildren Arielle, Andrew, Jacob, Sofie, Sadie, and Rocco. Son Rod and his wife Kim reside in Branford, CT, with grandchildren Autumn, Cody, and Julia. Son Brent and his wife Krista reside in Charleston, SC with grandchildren Avari, Brynn, Hayden, Joshua, Emerson, and Eliza. Bob also leaves his adored brother Bill and his wife Joan of Hilton Head, SC, and Aunt Jannie of Worcester, MA with whom he was blessed to celebrate her 100th birthday in 2011. The family is comforted with the eternal resting peace of Bob's soul which comes through his Faith in Jesus as his Lord and Savior. A memorial funeral service will be held at Zion Episcopal Church, 326 Notch Hill Road, North Branford, Saturday morning at 11:00. Family and friends may call at the Keenan Funeral Home, 330 Notch Hill Road,(Rte. 22 So. at Rte 80), North Branford, Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00. In lieu of flowers the family requests for any desired donations be sent to either Zion Episcopal Church in North Branford, CT, or make a donation within your community to sponsor a child in sports. Those wishing to offer words of condolence online may do so at: www.keenanfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Keenan Funeral Home
330 Notch Hill Road North Branford, CT 06471
(203) 481-3217
Published in The New Haven Register on Apr. 12, 2012