James B. Hendricks
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Hendricks, James B. GUILDERLAND James B. Hendricks, P.E., 92, died on October 12, 2013 at Ellis Hospital following a short illness. He was born on October 26, 1920 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Bernard and Margaret (Biegle) Hendricks. He moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. as a small child and then moved to NYC at age 10. He graduated from St. Agnes High School in Manhattan, Manhattan College and Drexel University. James worked for G. E. at Knoll's Atomic Laboratory and the NYS Office of General Services. He retired as chief specification writer from the OGS after over 30 years of service. He served in New Caledonia and Korea for the US Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre from 1941 to 1945. James was active in the Guilderland Community as a Boy Scout Leader, chairman of the Building Committee for the Guilderland Middle School and St. Madeleine Sophie School. James was very involved in his parish of St. Madeleine Sophie as a lector, religious education teacher, Eucharistic Minister, committee chairperson of fundraisers and church building projects, and usher for over 40 years. He was also a member of the Altamont VFW Post, Guilderland Democrats Club, Albany Diocesan Senior Social Group, Town of Guilderland Environmental Conservation Council, and St. Madeleine Sophie's Men's Association. James is survived by his wife of over 34 years, Elaine M. Hendricks. He is also survived by his children, Margaret Shambo, James M. (Sharon), Michael J., John J. (Beverly), Stephen T. (Leslie), Elizabeth Brzoska (Stanislaus), Kathleen Penalver (Noel) and Robert J.; two step-children, Heather E. Walker and Edward G. Rickert (Catherine); and foster son, James S. Howard (Susan). He also leaves behind 20 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by two sisters; infant son, Thomas Hendricks; daughter, Mary Ellen Hendricks Smith and by his first wife, Mary Dennison Hendricks. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at St. Madeleine Sophie Church, 3500 Carman Rd., Schenectady with a Mass of Christian Burial to immediately follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Autism Action Network, P.O. Box 1516, Canal Street Station, New York, NY 10013 or to St. Madeleine Sophie Church, 3500 Carman Rd., Schenectady, NY 12303 in memory of James B. Hendricks. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com

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Published by Albany Times Union on Oct. 15, 2013.
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Dear Michael and family,
Sorry for your loss, take care -
Ellen Harmon
ellen harmon
October 15, 2013
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
October 15, 2013
Betty, Kathleen & family,
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you....if there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to ask.
Paula Potter & family
Paula Potter
October 15, 2013
Elaine and family:
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Donna and Rick Duncan (Wilgocki)
October 15, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family. Find solace in the fact that our Heavenly Father knows what you are going through. He is “greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.” (1 John 3:20) Continue to rely on Him for strength during this difficult time.
October 15, 2013