Leonard Henderson, 69
Had careers in law enforcement and finance
Great Kills resident Leonard Henderson, who served in the United States Secret Service and was a member of the Federal Park Police in Washington, D.C., died Tuesday in Hackensack University Medical Center after a long battle with lymphoma. He was 69.
A 1969 graduate of New Dorp High School, Leonard followed his law enforcement service with a successful career in New York's financial industry.
He was working in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and in the Exposure Zone in Lower Manhattan. His failing health was attributed to the toxic dust, smoke and fumes that resulted from the collapse of the Twin Towers.
Leonard recently retired from the banking business having held positions at TD Bank and Investors Bank on Staten Island.
A member of the Plainfield (N.J.) Country Club, Leonard was an avid golfer and he and his wife, Ann Marie, enjoyed vacations at some the most prestigious golf resorts in California, Hawaii, Arizona, North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida and Bermuda.
Leonard was predeceased by his parents, Nancy and Angus Henderson who were Oakwood residents.
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Ann Marie Henderson, a brother, William Henderson, a sister-in-law Elizabeth Merenda and brothers-in-law, Jack and James Stanger. Leonard was the beloved "Uncle Lenny" to nieces, nephews and many children of his close friends.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Casey McCallum-Rice South Shore Funeral Home, Great Kills.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from to 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday at 11:15 a.m. in St. Clare R.C. Church, Great Kills.
Cremation will be private. Interment of ashes in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, will be scheduled at a later date.
Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home
30 Nelson Ave.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10308
Published in Staten Island Advance on Jan. 8, 2021.