Robert W. Hendrickson, 75, of Kingston
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 (www.jvleahyfh.com). 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.