John Joseph Henderson Jr. of West Chester

John Joseph Henderson Jr., 68, of West Chester, died Friday, Feb. 16, at his home surrounded by the love and comfort of his family and friends. He was the husband of Susan May Henderson, and together they shared 45 years and 4 months of marriage.

John Joseph Henderson Jr.

Growing up in West Chester, John was the eldest son of Gertrude Short Henderson and John Joseph Henderson Sr. In 1967, John graduated from Unionville High School, and in 1968, he attended the Computer Programming Institute of Delaware. In 1969, John went to boot camp in Fort Bragg, NC, where he earned a medal for sharp shooting and afterward entered the U.S. Army Signal School to continue his passion for computers at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Upon completion, he was called to Vietnam on Nov. 15, 1970, and was stationed there until Nov. 14, 1971. There, he selflessly worked long and demanding hours and fulfilled his commitment to the U.S. Army. As a result, he was awarded The Army Commendation Medal on Sept. 1, 1971.

John married Sue Carr in 1972, and together they had two sons, Jason Matthew and Christopher Bryan.

Over the next couple years, he had the honor to work with the URA. In addition to his sons, he coached and umpired many of the community’s youth in sports such as soccer, basketball, and baseball.

In addition to his wife, Sue, he is survived by his sons Jason Henderson (Dawn), Christopher Henderson (Krista); five grandchildren, Emily, Dalton (DJ), Kahlen, Cody and Cole; three siblings, his brother Robert (Bob) Henderson and his sisters Susan (Sue) Agostini and Sandra (Sandy) Cecchi. He was also a beloved brother in law (Claude, Bryan, Kent, Bob & Jim), sisters in law (Gail, Lynn and Karen) and uncle to several nieces and nephews.

John will always be remembered as a fun-loving, modest man with a playful sense of humor. He always had a sarcastic comment or joke to lighten the mood.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and loved to fish.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the all the doctors and nurses who supported and contributed to the care of John and his family, and especially to the Neighborhood Home Hospice Care nurses and their associates.

You are invited to pay your condolences to John’s family from 9 to 11a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA, 19348. His Funeral service will follow at 11. Burial will be at the Unionville Cemetery in Unionville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Neighborhood Home Hospice, 795 East Marshall Street, Suite 204, West Chester, PA 19380

To view John’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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