Bruce J. Henderson

September 4, 1953June 2, 2018

Bruce James Henderson, 64, Hannawa Falls, NY

Bruce James Henderson, 64 passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 2, 2018. Bruce was born September 4, 1953 in Potsdam, NY. The son of the late John and Pauline Henderson. He graduated from Potsdam Central School in 1972 where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He then graduated from Clinton College in 1974 with a degree in Business Management where he also lettered as a member of the soccer team. Bruce married his treasured wife Diann Lynn Drake at Methodist Church, Nicholville, NY on September 9, 1978. He worked 22 years in the construction industry for Higley Builders in Potsdam from 1974 to 1996. He then worked at Clarkson University in the Athletic Dept from 1996 to 2002. In 2002 till his retirement in 2017, he served as the Superintendent of Public Works for the Village of Potsdam. He loved golf, wood working, and enjoyed fishing at his summer cottage on Lake Ozonia. He was an avid cross country skier twice completing the 50km Loppet Marathon Race at Lake Placid, NY. Bruce is survived by his wife Diann, Hannawa Falls, NY, his son Kyle (Tonya), East Dickinson, NY and his daughter Katie (Matt Majocka), Imperial, PA and grandson Kody, sister Barbara (David) Bauman, Anderson, GA, brothers; Fred (Bonnie) West Potsdam, NY, Gary, Silver Springs, MD, Richard (Bonnie) Rapid City, SD, David (Patricia), Chaumont, NY, and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, step father Wayne Spearance, sisters Carol Sherwin, Brenda, and brother Daniel. There will be no call hours and burial will be private at a later date. Please join in celebrating the life of Bruce on Saturday, June 9th at the Potsdam Town & Country Club anytime between 2pm and 6pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the PCS Booster Club.


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Sarah (Casey) Fiacco

June 9, 2018

Diann, Kyle & Katie — I was very shocked to hear that Bruce had passed. I am so sorry for your loss! You have all been in my thoughts & prayers. I hope your memories help you find peace.

Marylee Ballou

June 7, 2018

My prayers to the family of Bruce...I was shocked to hear the news.
I have great memories of working with Bruce and he was always there to answer my calls.
He was always helpful and supportive of any projects the chamber had going on.
I know it was a stressful job and I was so happy for him when he retired.
He served the Potsdam community well.
Former chamber director
Marylee Ballou

Greg Thompson

June 6, 2018

To The Henderson Family,
I am sure that at this point words can not heal the pain you must be going through. Please know that all of us here at the Village of Potsdam are thinking of you during this difficult time. Bruce was more than just a valuable employee, he was a friend. I was honored to get to know Bruce over the last 5 years and I can say that I enjoyed every conversation we shared. He will be missed greatly and I pray that today he is in the Kingdom of Heaven where he will no longer have to feel the pains of this world. God Bless You All.

Greg Thompson
Village Administrator
Potsdam NY

Kate Savoca

June 6, 2018

Diann, Kyle and Katie. I was very sad to learn of Bruce's passing. You know how much I loved him. He was always very supportive of me. Bruce was very well loved in the Potsdam community and I know you will have a lot of support and help. I am thinking of you all.

All my love from afar, Kate Savoca.

George Kahn

June 6, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss.

Karen Barnes-Tabor

June 5, 2018

So sorry to hear of Mr. Henderson's passing. While working for the Village of Potsdam I had several interactions with him and he was always very kind even under the worst of circumstances. May the love of your family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.

Charlie Mckenna

June 4, 2018

Diane, Kyle, and Katie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Bruce was a good guy and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Charlie McKenna