Richard Henderson

Richard James "Jim" Henderson

1926 - 2022

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Obituary of Richard James Henderson

Richard James “Jim” Henderson, 95, Bolivar, passed away January 27, 2022, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.  Born February 17, 1926, in Johnstown, the son of the late J. Russell and Margaret “Peg” (Ankney) Henderson.  Also preceded in death by wife of 72 ½ years Lois G. Henderson (Thomas). Sisters Esther Rager, Lois Gamble and Thelma Martz.


Survived by children John Henderson and wife Kathleen, Ligonier; Wayne Henderson and wife Barbara, Bolivar; Gayle Alter and husband Bill, Derry.  Grandchildren Gwen Henderson, Ft. Meyers, FL; Jennifer Johnson and husband Matt, Harrisburg; Logan Henderson and wife Juliet, Marietta, GA; Sarah Henderson and husband Ryan Agner, Southport, NC: Noah Alter, Derry.  Great-Grandchildren Emmy and Tate. 

Jim was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a 70-year member of Operating Engineers Local 66 and a member of Acacia Lodge #355 F&AM, Blairsville. 

Jim was known as being a hard worker and enjoyed being outside mowing grass or working in his garden.  He was an avid hunter.

At Jim’s request there will be no public services.  Private interment Fairfield Cemetery.  Family assisted by Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence.