HOWARD HENSLEY

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HENSLEY HOWARD DAVID HENSLEY On Sunday June 17, 2018 our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Howard David Hensley, 77, of Arlington, VA, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jeannine Louise O'Neil Hensley; daughter, Kelly Elizabeth Hensley and her husband Jeffrey; beloved grandchildren James and Alexander; sister Ruth and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Clara; two brothers Edward and Charles. Howard graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from West Virginia University and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Captain of the WVU Soccer Team. He served in the United States Army Reserves. Howard received a Juris Doctor degree from American University and a Masters of Law degree from Georgetown University. He was a member of the District of Columbia, Virginia and West Virginia Bars. Also he was admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Over the course of his distinguished 31 year federal government career, he worked as a manager of several departments of the U.S. Department of Labor including Occupational Safety and Health Administration as Chief of State Programs and the Pension Welfare Benefits Administration as Chief of Office Fiduciary Standards and Exemptions. He served as an expert witness for eleven criminal trials and four grand jury proceedings. In addition he was an adjunct professor (labor law) at the Potomac School of Law and a contributing author to the Employee Benefits Handbook. He worked as Of Counsel with Boring & Pilger, P.C., concentrating on Employee Benefits Law. He worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers as Senior Consultant and Chief of Party in Warsaw, assisting the Polish government to establish and implement a pension system for the Polish government. He was also a consultant for Crowell & Moring. He will be remembered for his decency and compassion, his dedication to his wife, his devotion to his daughter, and his dry wit. Howard was an avid reader, a die-hard Nationals fan who played squash and hiked with the Potomac Ski and Hiking Club. He enjoyed traveling and fun adventures with his family, particularly Italy and France. A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 1125 Savile Lane, McLean, VA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Howard's name to the Endocrinology Department of Johns Hopkins Hospital of Baltimore, MD. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.murphyfuneralhomes.comwww.murphyfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Washington Post on July 13, 2018