H. Arlene Henderson
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New Freedom, PA
NEW FREEDOM H. Arlene Henderson, 88, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at her daughter's home in New Freedom. She was the wife of the late Dr. Albert H. Henderson. At Arlene's request there will be no viewing, however a visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom. A funeral liturgy will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Joshua R. Brommer officiating. Interment is in New Freedom Cemetery. Born July 19, 1925, in Bridgeport, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Jacoby) Crosson. Arlene was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Freedom. She graduated from Bates College in Maine and received her Master's Degree from the University of Delaware. She was a Professor of Mathematics at Penn State University, York Campus, for many years. She was an original member of The Board of Directors for the New Freedom Library. Arlene was one of the founding members of the Theater of Performing Arts of Southern York County (TOPASYC), which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. She directed over 50 Musicals, Plays and Dinner Theaters and was the current Musical Director for TOPASYC. Arlene also played trombone in the Brodbecks Band. Arlene is survived by two children, Dr. Keith F. Henderson and his wife, Linda of Fayetteville, N.C., and Lynn M. Payne of New Freedom; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic School, at the address above or; Leg Up Farm, Inc., 4880 N. Sherman St., Mount Wolf, PA 17347. J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., New Freedom, is assisting the family.
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Published by York Daily Record on Jul. 25, 2013.
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JUST READ ABOUT YOUR MOM HAVING PASSED AS WELL AS MINE. I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THIS TRAGIC NEWS. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME ANY TIME. I REALLY ENJOYED OUR LAST TALK THAT WE HAD AND WISH I COULD HAVE HAD THE TIME TO COME BACK TO BE WITH ALL OF YOU. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS AS I LOST MY MOM DEC 4TH OF LAST YEAR. I CRIED WITH YOU WHEN I FOUND OUT TODAY. BROKE MY HEART. LOVE TO YOU ALL!
JEAN FRANCIS
February 25, 2014
Keith & Lynn,

We just want to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a very loving,caring, thoughtful and talented woman. We have many fond and happy memories of her. I'll always remember her kindness. She touched so many lives and we are all blessed for having known her. She and your dad were two of our favorite persons. May you find comfort and peace in your many memories of her.
Judy and Floyd Bubb
July 28, 2013
Lynn, Nate and Keith, My heart goes out to you in this very difficult time. My thoughts and Prayers are with you daily. Arby is truly in a better place, free of pain and waiting, The difficult part is for those many people she loved and are left behind, missing Her! I am so very sorry for your loss. and the pain that you feel now. Time will help! A time will come when you can think of her, and not hurt so much. She touched so many lives, and every time you see someone who reminds you of her, there will be a pang, a tug on your heart; and the reminder of your love for her, and more-so that love she had for you.I will miss Arby. Please don't hesitate to contact me for any reason. She left this world a much better place by her being here. and now, those hearts she touched are touching others. We just don't see the larger circle of our existence when it is a loss of one so close and important to us! God's Peace and Blessings be with you all, and all those who's lives she touched. Our lives are richer for having known her...
Kip Glauser
July 27, 2013
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a great person and a true friend to many. My son, Chris lives in your old house on Broad St and she came down to go through and tell him how it used to be so he could fix it that way. She was so excited to see her old house once again. She was always smiling. We are truly sad that she is gone!
Vicki & John Manker
July 26, 2013
So sorry about Arlene's passing her daughter Lynne went to school with my daughter Denise. May God be with her & her family
Dagmar Wirz
July 26, 2013
Lynn & Keith -
I can remember the great times spent going on trips with Arlene and my Uncle Paul, as well as quick dips in the pool on those hot summer days in New Freedom. I was always AMAZED on how she twinkled those ivories! I will have long great memories of her. My condolences.
Matt Shuchart
July 26, 2013
Lynn and Keith, So sorry to learn today that Arlene has left us. I am left with marvelous memories of her musicals and was always honored to perform with that beautiful lady.And the times that Pat and I spent with Arlene and Doc will always stay in my memory.
Tom Gilmore
July 26, 2013
Lynn, so sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. She will be greatly missed.
Denise Sater Wildasin
July 26, 2013
Lynn, Im so sorry. I have nothing but the fondest of memories of your Mom. I remember once, when I was very young, I was asked to turn the pages for her while she was playing the piano at a rehersal. I was incredibly nervous. She saw that, and patted me on the leg and said "You're going to be great at this, John". I am very grateful for all the work she did in TOPASYC. I grew up in that group. From my first role "Here comes the Show Boat Parade!" to my last in My Fair Lady, and all the times working back stage, your Mom was there. My prayers are with you and your family.
John Piermatteo
July 26, 2013
Lynn & Keith - we were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sue & Jeff McCoy
July 26, 2013
Lynn and Keith. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She helped to bring me out of my shell and find my passion. My prayers are with you at this time. I hope you find comfort in your memories of her.
Teresa Leonard (Piermatteo)
July 25, 2013
Lynn, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the passing of your mother and our friend Arlene. Through her kindnesses and love of the arts she has provided us with many fond memories. New Freedom and TOPASYC will not be the same without her. Eternal rest grant unto her Oh Lord, and may Your perpetual light shine on her and all the faithful departed.
William & Mary Alt
July 25, 2013
So sorry to read that Arlene passed. My sympathy to the family. Lida Thompson
July 25, 2013
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