Roland H. Henderson

Born: Sat., Jun. 15, 1940
Died: Sun., Sep. 30, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 04, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 04, 2018
Location: Edward J Garr Funeral Home Inc

Funeral Service

9:30 AM Fri., Oct. 05, 2018
Location: Garr Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Oct. 05, 2018
Location: St. Hedwig Church

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Roland H. Henderson, 78, of Erie, passed away on September 30, 2018 at Walnut Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 15, 1940 to the late Howard and Annabell (Ebert) Henderson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Henderson Joint, one brother, Gaylord "Buck" Henderson, a sister-in-law, Gladys Henderson, a brother-in-law, George Smith, and his in-laws Joseph and Sophie Kowalewski.
Roland worked for Lyons Transportation for two years, Reslink-Wiggers Truck for 18 years, and retired from Poplar White Truck in 2004 after 25 years of service. He ushered at St. Hedwig's Church, bowled at Eastway Bowling Lanes on the St. Peter and Paul League, raced stock cars in the 60's and 70's at Eriez Raceway, and graduated from East High School in 1959. In addition to bowling and stock car racing, he enjoyed polka dancing, cutting the grass, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jeanne Marie Kowalewski Henderson, two sisters, Connie Michalski (Joe) of Girard, Mellody Smith, sister-in-law, Betty Ann Eicher (Bob), brother-in-law, Robert Eicher, one aunt, Doris Ebert, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and dear friends John and Darlene Kerstetter. Jeanne would like to thank the staff at Hamot Hospital and Walnut Creek for the compassion, comfort, and care that was shown to Roland.
Relatives and friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Inc., 459 East 12th Street, Erie, PA 16503 on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:00 PM. Services will be at the funeral home on Friday at 9:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Hedwig Church. Burial will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Parkinson Partners of NWPA, Inc. PO Box 10547, Erie, PA 16514. Send condolences to

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Darcie Snyder
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018

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