Veteran, lover of the arts and baseball
Warren Henderson. (Courtesy photo)
Warren L. Henderson, 86, of Harvard, formerly of Groton, died Sunday, May 10, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. Warren was born in Melrose on October 10, 1933, a son of Lawrence B. and Regina M. (Amazeen) Henderson.
He attended Northeastern University in Boston, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Following graduation, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He and Barbara Adams met through mutual college friends. They married in 1959 and raised four children.
Warren worked as a systems analyst at several companies, including Raytheon, Simplex, and General Electric. He and Barbara were active members of the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church for many years. One of his favorite church activities was the annual auction and dinner, in addition to Sunday services and social gatherings.
Throughout his life, Warren had a love of the arts. From paintings by Andrew Wyeth to Chinese artifacts, he would learn about the artist and the medium that was used. Classical music was something Warren thoroughly enjoyed. He cherished attending performances at Indian Hill Chamber Music throughout the year and at the Vermont Mozart Festival during summers.
He loved baseball and enjoyed watching Red Sox games as well as playing in a local league. He enjoyed spending time during hot summer days swimming, playing cards, and vacationing on Cape Cod and the Islands.
Warren was a devoted husband and enjoyed visiting with his children at extended family gatherings. He was very proud of his grandsons Travis and Benjamin pursuing college educations.
Warren is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Barbara E. (Adams) Henderson; two sons, Keith S. Henderson and his wife Michelle of Ayer; Stan R. Henderson and his wife Robin of Chelmsford; two daughters, Gail L. Henderson-King and her husband Daniel of Shelburne, Vermont; and Lynne V. Henderson Searle and her husband Keith of Pepperell; and grandchildren Benjamin King, Travis Henderson, and Eric Searle.
Due to restrictions imposed by the current health crisis, no service is planned at this time. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Contributions in Warren’s name may be made to the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, 9 Ayer Road, Harvard, MA 01451.