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John P. Henderson, Jr.
1970 -2024

Rochester, NY – John Henderson passed away on April 16, 2024, after a brief illness, at the age of 54. John is survived by his loving wife of 8 years Elisabeth (Novak) Henderson; his children Adam (Julia) Henderson; Amanda (Michael) Petro; Brandon (Dallas) Henderson; grandchildren Ryan, Cameron, and Ellie Petro; brothers Todd (Kerrie) Henderson and David (Sherrie) Henderson; niece & nephews Shelley, Ethan and David Henderson; former wife and mother of his children Lisa Henderson; mother-in-law Carol J. Novak; and many wonderful cousins, family, and friends. He is predeceased by his parents John and Bonnie Henderson and the best beagle ever, Zakk.

John was born on January 30, 1970, and lived out his youth in Webster, NY. From an early age, John loved cars ¬ – being around them, working on them, and eventually driving them. He was an avid NASCAR fan and regularly attended races throughout the years. His love of cars brought him to work at Firestone and eventually own his own towing business. But soon computers caught his eye, and he eventually went to college and earned his degree in Computer Software Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. John had a successful career in the field of quality assurance and IT operations, both in Rochester and in California. But he never lost his love of cars.

John also enjoyed helping other people. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. John tried to be the best person he could be every day. Most of all, John loved his family. When anyone asked about his wife, children and grandchildren, his eyes lit up and beamed with joy.

John will be missed by so many. May he rest in peace.

There will be a Celebration of Life for family and friends to gather and share memories on Wednesday, July 24, 4 to 6 p.m. This will be an informal, open-house format. For location details and to RVSP, please send an email to

Donations can be made in John’s honor to Lollypop Farm. (WEBSITE)

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