Henry C. “Cam” Hendershot,
of 312 Kaseville Rd., Danville, PA, passed away Friday, March 20, 2009, at
Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He was born Oct. 29, 1921, in Danville
the son of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Hendershot.
He attended Keller
one-room school and was a graduate of Danville High School.
Cam worked at Crusible
Steel in New Jersey and the fur factory in Danville before serving in the
United States Army. From 1942-1945, Cam served as a private 1st class with
the anti-tank company, 137th infantry, 35th division in World War II. He was
wounded in the Invasion of France and received the Purple Heart Medal. In
addition, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the European-African-Middle
Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, a World War II Victory Medal
and Combat Infantryman Badge.
Following his service
with the Army, he was employed at Curtis Candy as a salesman. Cam owned and
operated the Little Dutch Inn in Bloomsburg from 1952-57. Cam owned and
operated Hendershot Builders and built new homes and garages. He owned and
operated Hendershot Supply where he sold carpet and linoleum from 1969-89.
He retired in 1989 and enjoyed working on his lawn and gardening.
Cam was a member of St.
James United Church of Christ where he was baptized; a life member of the
Military Order of the Purple Heart; a life member of Danville Elks Lodge
754; a life member of American Legion Post 40 in Danville; a life member of
East End Fire Company; and a member of VFW Post 298 in Danville.
He was a devoted and
loving husband and father. Friends and family will remember Cam for his
sense of humor, always captivating the attention of those around him with
witty poems and stories.
Cam is survived by his
wife, Florence (Sabo) Hendershot, with whom he celebrated his 51st wedding
anniversary July 2, 2008; a son, Henry C. Hendershot II of Danville; sisters
Kathryn Dentinger of Bloomsburg, Victoria Shultz of Pelican Bay, Fla., and
Florence Leiby of Lewisburg; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death
by sisters Alice Ploch and Margaret Hendershot, both of Danville, and half-
brothers, Frank Hendershot of Washingtonville, Howard Lunger of Danville and
George Lunger, Fort Myers, Fla.
Relatives and friends are
invited to attend funeral services to be held Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at
12:30 PM from St. James United Church of Christ (Ridgeville) 2507 Bloom Road
Danville PA with the Reverend Richard J. Shearer officiating. Burial will
follow in Grovania Lutheran Cemetery in Danville, PA. Friends will be
received Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc
10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA. The Danville Elks will conduct
services at 5:45 PM. Friends will also be received from 11:00 AM until
12:15 PM at the church. Military rites will be accorded by the Montour
County Veterans Association. The family will provide flowers. Memorial
contributions may be made to the St. James United Church of Christ.