Robert W. Hen­drick­son, 75, of Kingston

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Robert W. Hen­drick­son, 75, of Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, Kingston, N.Y., died at Albany Med­i­cal Cen­ter on Fri­day, Nov. 11, 2016.

Born in Brook­lyn, N.Y., on Oct. 26, 1941, he was a son of the late Wal­ter and Helen (An­der­sen) Hen­drick­son.

He at­tended schools in Brook­lyn and grad­u­ated from Man­ual Train­ing High School, now known as John Jay High School, in 1959. He was a United States Army vet­eran, serv­ing dur­ing the Viet­nam War un­til his dis­charge in 1965. He be­came a New York City po­lice of­fi­cer in 1968, and in 1970, trans­ferred to the New York City Fire Depart­ment un­til his re­tire­ment in March of 1993. He at­tended John Jay Col­lege School of High Rise & Ho­tel/Mo­tel Safety. He be­came a High Rise Ho­tel/Mo­tel Safety Di­rec­tor in New York City from March un­til June of 1999. Af­ter re­tire­ment, he was em­ployed by Com­mand Se­cu­rity Corp. in Pough­keep­sie.

Bob was a mem­ber of Trin­ity Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran Church. He was past mas­ter of Kingston Lodge No. 10 F&AM, and a cur­rent mem­ber of Hen­drick Hud­son Lodge 875, Red Hook. He was an ac­tive mem­ber in the York Rite. A mem­ber of Cyprus Tem­ple of the Shriner in Albany, Bob was an ac­tive vol­un­teer, driv­ing chil­dren to hos­pi­tals in Spring­field and Boston, Mas­sachusetts. He was also a mem­ber of the Sons of Nor­way.

Sur­viv­ing are two chil­dren: a son, Carl Hen­drick­son of Hamp­ton, N.H., a daugh­ter, Karen of Vir­ginia Beach, Va.; and two grand­chil­dren, Katie and Keith. His com­pan­ion of 27 years, Mar­guerite, died on July 9, 2015. Also sur­viv­ing are Mar­guerite’s chil­dren: Mark S. Brown and his wife Ken­dra, their daugh­ter, An­drea Briggs and her hus­band Jake, and Ge­orge S. Brown Jr. and his wife Anne.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the guid­ance of Joseph V. Leahy Fu­neral Home Inc., 27 Smith Ave., Kingston ( Friends will be re­ceived at the fu­neral home on Tues­day from 5 to 8 p.m. A fu­neral ser­vice will take place Wed­nes­day at 9 a.m. at the fu­neral home. Burial will be in Ocean View Ceme­tery, Staten Is­land. Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be made in the form of con­tri­bu­tions to: Shriners Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren, 516 Carew St., Spring­field, Mass. 01104.

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