Dr. Frederick Allen Hensley Jr.

Dr. Frederick Allen Hensley Jr., age 59, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed into the Lord's care on Monday, January 14, 2013, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

Frederick was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on June 26, 1953, to Frederick and Jeannette Hensley. He was blessed with a loving family, a sharp wit and a passion for life. A proud graduate of the University of Scranton and Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Frederick's academic achievements laid the foundation for his successful career as a well-respected cardiac anesthesiologist, educator, administrator and published author. Throughout his career, he celebrated numerous awards and achievements, including his appointment as the Benjamin Monroe Carraway Endowed Professor at UAB and the recipient of the University of Scranton's Frank J. O'Hara Alumni Award for Excellence in Medicine. He was a man of great faith and a deeply devoted husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa; his daughters, Theresa Jeannette and Jennifer Elizabeth; and nieces, Malia Cooler, Laura Radcliff and their children.

He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Frederick Allen Hensley III.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with the vesper service beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cooperstown, N.Y.

The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. To honor his legacy, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Frederick A. Hensley Jr., M.D. Endowed Fund for Education in Cardiac Anesthesia at UAB, c/o Kristen Hall, FOT 1225, 1720 2nd Ave. S, Birmingham, AL 35294-3412. Additional donations can be sent to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 31 Elm Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 20, 2013