Charles Hendry, Sr. of 344 Halseyville Rd.(Crossroad Farms), Trumansburg passed away at the Cayuga Medical Center on Saturday, March 15, 2003 at the age of 94.
Born in Newtown, New York on May 10, 1908, Charles was the son of Charles and Lillian (Buse) Hendry. Following graduation from the Newtown High School he attended Pratt Institute in New York City. As a result of his architectural expertise, Charles had served as an analyst for the U.S. Navy in Washington, DC. for a short time.
While employed by the Wolfe & Hahn Architects in Allentown, PA he helped build many schools and roads in North-East Pennsylvania. After moving to Trumansburg Charles served as "Clerk-of-the-Works" for the architectural firm of Tallman & Tallman in Ithaca.
Horses were an important part of his life as was evidenced by his membership in the Palomino Breeders Assn., recognized as a Horse Show Judge for the AHSA, was one of the founders of the 4-H Horse & Pony Club in Monroe County, PA and was the founder of the N.E. Pennsylvania Horse Show Assn. A true humanitarian, Charles was always eager to assist anyone in need. He especially enjoyed working with children and animals.
Charles was also a member of the Mitpah Lodge #738 F & AM.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice McCann in 1968, a brother, Malcolm in 1977 and his devoted wife of 53 years, Esther on February 25, 2000. Charles is survived by a son, Charles Hendry, Jr. (Susan Wheeler) of Trumansburg; a daughter, Heather I. (Robert) Lang of Stanton, NJ; 4 grandchildren, Charles Joseph, Shelly, Randall and Bryce; 2 great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Alex and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at Crossroad Farms, 344 Halseyville Rd., Trumansburg on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 6:30 pm.
Contributions in Charles's memory may be directed to SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.
For additional information please contact the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. 1-888-534-5446.
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