Robert F. Henninger, Jr. '64

Bob Henninger '64Bob Henninger entered the Chapter Eternal on December 10, 2014. A lifelong Pittsburgh-area resident, he was 72. His passing was unexpected, stunning those Mu Sigs who had been with him just 3 days prior, attending a Sigma Chi Fraternity initiation in Granville.

Bob graduated from Shadyside Academy, where he was the president of his class and captain of the football team. He then enrolled at Denison University, Class of 1964. In his senior year, he was captain of the D.U. football team which enjoyed an undefeated season. Upon graduation from Denison, he was employed by Mellon Bank for 25 years. He then devoted another 20 years working for Kennywood Park as the director of sales. Bob retired from Kennywood in 2008. 

In retirement, Bob happily had much more time to spend with his family, enjoying traveling and spending time at his beloved family farm near Ligonier, Pennsylvania. He was an active member of the City Farmers' Club, enjoyed gardening and sharing his renowned dahlias with as many people as he could. He loved doing anything that might brighten someone’s day. Bob’s family was the most important part of his life and his passing has left a void that can never be filled. His love, laughter, and great personality will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Bob was the beloved husband for 50 years of Laurie R. Henninger; loving father of Rob Henninger (Becky) and Melissa Henninger Blair (Joel); and proud Pop-Pop of Allie, Zach, Lizzie Henninger, and Keira and Teagan Blair of Seattle, WA, who adored and was fortunate to spend many active years participating in their lives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Franklin and Mary Belle Henninger. He was the oldest of five siblings and is survived by his brother and sisters, Mary Alice Price, F.W. Henninger (Barbara), Kim Blackmar, and Lisa Jackson (John); as well as 11 loving nieces, nephews, and countless wonderful friends. 

Visitation was held on Friday, December 12 with a Memorial Mass at St. Bernard Church on Saturday, December 13. Mu Sig classmates have asked that memorial contributions be made to the “Class of 1964 Memorial” inasmuch as three other members had entered the Chapter Eternal previously.

For those interested, here is how such memorials can be directed:

1) Make tax-exempt* contribution to:

Mu Chapter of Sigma Chi Foundation
Box 415, Granville, Ohio 43023

or contact Sandy Thomson '59, Foundation President
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2) Mark that your contribution is to be applied to the "1964 Memorial"**

*Mu Chapter of Sigma Chi Foundation is tax-exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) and is eligible under IRS Code Section 170 (b)(1)(A)(iv) to receive gifts, grants, contributions, donations, and bequests which are deductible for contributors for their Federal income and estate tax purposes.

**Contributions directed to the "1964 Memorial" will be purposed at a later date, as determined by a majority of the contributors. 

3) Acknowledgements will be mailed in a timely manner for your records.

Bob Henninger... a proud son of Mu Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity. His life showed what it was to be a leader of men and an inspiration to all whose lives he touched.

All honor to his name.

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