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George Robert Henderson

George Robert Henderson

Tuesday, July 29th, 1952 - Friday, December 18th, 2020
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HENDERSON, George, age 68, of Montclair, passed peacefully at Saint Barnabas Hospital, Livingston, on Friday, December 18, 2020. Born in Newark, he lived most of his life in West Orange earning a Bachelor’s Degree in music from Montclair State University. George enjoyed a fifty plus year career as a church musician. He worked as an organist and cantor for several churches in the Archdiocese of Newark, and most recently, The Holy Name of Jesus Church in East Orange. George was world renowned for his extensive knowledge and massive collection of Christmas music. George was predeceased by his parents, Robert Brown Henderson and Elizabeth (nee Marlowe) Henderson and a sister, Carol Henderson Strobel. Surviving are his sister, Marian Henderson and husband Scott Thompson of Point Pleasant Beach; a brother, Raymond and wife Linda Henderson of Tehachapi, CA; a brother-in-law, Dr. Darrell Strobel of Baltimore, MD; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and many many dear friends. A Memorial Mass will be 11 am on January 23, 2021 at The Holy Name of Jesus Church, East Orange. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a music charity of your choice. Arrangements by the Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield. Condolences visit aloiafuneral.com
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Memorial Mass Holy Name of Jesus RC Church East Orange, New Jersey


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Kim Thompson

Posted at 03:15pm
My deepest condolences to Marian, family, and all who were lucky enough to know George, he was comical, interesting, and full of obscure knowledge...a most interesting conversationalist! May he rest in the sweetest peace 🙏

Lauren remlinger

Posted at 05:46pm
I am very sorry about George’s passing. He was a great Room mate of Fred’s. Had many long conversations with George while visiting. Was a very nice person and am grateful for helping fred out. May he Rest In Peace. Lauren remlinger

Mike Kalellis

Posted at 04:49pm
Rest In Peace George. We send our thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

George R Witterschein

Posted at 02:16pm
George was a brilliant and beautiful man. My condolences to the many who will miss him...a number in which, sadly, I find myself.

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