W8SR - November 28, 2010

Andrew B. Henderson
Kettering, OH
QCWA # 6078

HENDERSON, Andrew B. age 93, of Kettering, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010. Born in Morrison, Illinois, Andy graduated from Lane Technical High School in Chicago, IL and received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the Armor Institute of Technology (Illinois Institute of Technology). He was a life-long learner, attending numerous graduate schools including The Ohio State University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Air Force Institute of Technology, Washington University, and Wright State University. After working in New Jersey for Zenith Radio Corp., he came to Dayton, Ohio, to work for the Army Air Corps at Wright-Patterson AFB for 34 years. He retired in 1974. While there, he was instrumental in developing many innovative programs and systems during the early years of radio telemetry and fire control. Andy was a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio for over 60 years.

He had a First Class Telephone and Telegraph License and attained an extra class amateur radio license (W8SR). He was an avid amateur radio enthusiast for over 77 years who helped many children in Dayton obtain their amateur licenses. Andy was a member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), past president of the IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON), a consultant and volunteer for the City of Oakwood for over 25 yrs. on the Miami Valley Cable Communication Council, and logged over 2000 hours as a volunteer at Kettering Memorial Hospital. He was a Master Mason and member of the John W. Durst Lodge, Dayton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents Caroline and Washington Clarence Henderson and sisters Nellie and Ellen Henderson and Grace Lasher, all of Chicago, IL. Andy is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy (nee Hartinger); daughters Judy (Doug) Bauer of Thomasville, GA, and Barbara (David) Levy of Naperville, IL; son Doug (Stephanie) Henderson of Dayton, OH; grandchildren Melanie and Brian Bauer of Thomasville, GA, Claire, Allison, Elizabeth and Tess Henderson of Dayton, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 1:00 PM at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering.

Visitation will take place 1 hour prior at the funeral home. Interment will be in Dayton Memorial Park cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Andy's honor to the charity of your choice.