OBITUARY

George J. Hendry

September 2, 1920August 17, 2011

Hendry, George J., on Wed. August 17, 2011, beloved father of Susan (Lee Peters) Fitzgerald and Scott (Janet) Hendry; dear brother of Jim Hendry; dear grandfather of Jane Fitzgerald, Doug and Steve Hendry; our dear uncle, great-uncle, and great-great-uncle.

George was an active and competitive table tennis player and is a member of the Table Tennis Hall of Fame. He owned his own accounting firm and practiced up until his death. George was a veteran of Army Medical Corps during WWII.

A memorial service will be held at Kriegshauser West, 9450 Olive Blvd. on Sunday August 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A short reception will follow the memorial. There will be a private cemetery service.

Memorials to the “George J. Hendry Memorial Table Tennis Fund” preferred.

Condolences to www.kriegshausermortuary.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, August 21, 2011

  • Reception

    Sunday, August 21, 2011

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Robin Steinkraus

October 22, 2011

Susan and Scott,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. You don't know me, but my mother, Virginia, was married to your dad's brother, Don. Quite by chance I saw a death notice for your father in Time magazine. He passed away just 4 days after my mom. I know mom kept in touch with your family until alzheimers made that impossible a few years ago. And I know she was close to your dad and his parents, who in spite of their own grief, gave her a refuge and much comfort after the tragic car accident that took Don's life and their two young children's.

As you may know, my mom eventually remarried and had two children, my brother and myself, and three grandchildren. If you are interested, you can view her obituary at: http://leaderadvertiser.com/obituaries/article_24053ed6-da50-11e0-bf2b-001cc4c03286.html

Robin

tule@montanasky.net

John and Ellen Dinzler

August 25, 2011

Dear Scott, Sue and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your Dad was like a second father to me when I was young. He was always kind and concerned with my well being. We were so very proud of him as a representative for the Senior Olympics. George attended Beaumont with my Dad and they were life long friends and golfing partners.We will really miss him.

Mary Rothweiler Baxendale

August 21, 2011

Condolences from long-time neighbors on Cornell, The Rothweilers. We have such fond memories of your entire family.

David Dethrow

August 21, 2011

I delivered packages to Mr. Hendry for years at his small office on Pershing. He was always friendly and kind. He was one of customers I truly missed when I left that U-City route. God Bless Mr. Hendry.

August 20, 2011

Dear Susie,
Laurie Jacobson let us know of your father's passing. He must have been an amazing man!
My thoughts and prayers go up for you and your family.
Sincerely,
Korky Lynch Holton

Suzy Davis

August 20, 2011

George and my dad (Warren Troll) were great pals for many years (Beaumont). Dad and George played lots of golf games. Dad always spoke very fondly of him. George also did my yearly taxes. He was a great guy. We are sorry for your loss.
Suzy & Tina (daughters of Warren)

Lee Peters

August 20, 2011

Sue, Scott and Janet...
I count myself so lucky to have been able to spend a few days with George last summer in St. Louis and on the occasion of his 90th Birthday party. He was truly a "gentle" man and so bright and fun to be around. I will always remember him as the sort of kind and intellegent person I hope to grow to be when I have lived as long as he has!

August 20, 2011

Sorry to hear about the loss of George. Went to school with him at Beaumont. Remember playing table tennis in Minnegerode's sports store basement.
C.K. Day, Orlando, FL

August 19, 2011

The Hendry family has our sincere condolences in the loss of George. My husband & I knew George through table tennis and especially his involvement with the Hall of Fame. He was a fierce competitor and a remarkable human being. Donna & David Sakai (Bowie, MD)

John and Judy Hendry

August 19, 2011

Scott, Susan, and family.

Our family was sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful father and our dear Uncle George. We will always remember his warmth and thoughtfulness over the years.
We were so happy to be with him and the Hendry family at his 90th birthday last summer at "the farm."
Regretfully we are unable to attend the memorial service this Sunday. Our thoughts will be with you as you celebrate his remarkable life.

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Picture appeared in May 1935 Topics.

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1938 World Team. McClure, George, Harrison, Henry, Grimes, Shipman, Bassford, Schiff, Pagliaro.

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January 1935; Victor Barna (left), George, Sandor Glancz (right)

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Probably enroute to or from the 1938 World's Table Tennis Championships.

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George and Don in the Reception Hall of Culver Stockton College; "George's Trophies"

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1936 Wheaties Cereal Box

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