Barry E. Henshaw
Barry Elmer Henshaw went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 12:30 a.m. at Memorial Hospital at the age of 67. He was the husband of Gail L. (Noonan) Henshaw of East Prospect.
Barry was born in York on January 7, 1949, and was the son of the late Elmer C. and Marie E. (Snodgrass) Henshaw.
Barry worked as an independent Truck Transporter. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was also a lifetime member of Bethany United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, was also a SS teacher, and played in the SS Orchestra and the Vintage Brass Ensemble at the church. He also played with the 324th Army Band at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. He played the Sax and loved to sing in numerous local band for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Gail; a brother, Kelly A. Henshaw and his wife, Kathy of Red Lion; a cousin, Patty Cooley of Salisbury, Md.; numerous sisters and brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be no viewing. Friends and family are invited to extend their condolences on Friday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon at Bethany United Methodist Church, 121 W. Broadway, Red Lion, PA. Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion, is assisting the family with arrangements. A Service of Honor and Praise for Barry will begin at noon on Friday at the church. His pastor, the Rev. Ronald L. Doverspike, will officiate. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens with full military rites offered by the York County Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered in Memory of Barry to Bethany UM Church "Helping Hands Fund."
Barry and Gail married on Sept. 30, 1972, celebrating 43 years together. He was a wonderful husband who was a very loving and generous man. Barry was a great brother to Kelly. He is fondly remembered as the man who was the "party" all by himself!! He will be remembered for all of his beautiful prayers and songs at church. If you met Barry, you loved Barry, a friend to everyone.
A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the BEST.
Published by York Daily Record on Jan. 14, 2016.