Earle H. Henderson | Obituary

Earle H. Henderson, Jr., died at Moravian Manor, Lititz on June 19, 2022. Born in 1937 at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA, he was the son of the late Earle H. and Louise Rice Henderson, and was the husband of Yvonne (Vonnie) Gochnauer Henderson.

His son, Mark, and his wife Christine live in New Hampshire and have two children, Hunter and Grace. His daughter Elizabeth and her husband, Bob Meyer, live in New Jersey and have three children: Julie, Olivia and Eric. He has a stepdaughter, Lori Hunt, of East Petersburg and his three children Megan Hunt, Kelly Hunt and Christopher Fairbanks and his wife, Natasha, and their son, Kiefer. A son-in-law, David Emich, and his wife, Mai, live in Navarre, FL, and their daughter, Kurtney Emich of East Petersburg. His brother, Bruce, and his wife Suzanne, live in Sun Lakes, AZ and his brother-in-law, Sidney Gochnauer and his wife Marilyn, live in East Petersburg. He was predeceased by his brother, Steven.

Chip graduated from Haverford High School in Havertown, Pennsylvania, where he studied four sports. He graduated from Penn State University in 1959. He was a member of ROTC and upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and reported to USMC schools for 26 weeks training. He was assigned to the Japanese army training grounds at Camp Fujiama and was discharged in 1962 with the rank of captain. He then served in the reserves from 1962 to 1972.

Most of Chip’s career was spent in production for large pharmaceutical companies, retiring from Merck and Company.

Chip had a passion for restoring 18th and 19th century homes, bringing them back to the original as much as possible. The last and most extensive restoration was Charming Forge Mansion, Womelsdorf, PA. Both he and Vonnie were avid collectors of American antiques, most of which complimented their home in Charming Forge.

The services will be private. If desired, donations may be sent to the Moravian Manor Benevolent Care Fund, 300 West Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543 or Alzheimer’s Assn., 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110. To send your condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com

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