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March 20, 1953 – Saturday, January 16, 2016

Service Information
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church – Buffalo
Friday, January 22, 2016
6:00 p.m.

Visitation Information
St. John’s Lutheran Church – Buffalo
Friday, January 22, 2016
one hour prior to service

John Edwin Henley passed away on January 16, 2016, in Buffalo after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his children Rick, Jesse, and Elizabeth, his granddaughters Alexis and Anaya Mila, his mother Frances W. Henley, his siblings Jim, Richard, and Susan, his son-in-law Jason, daughters-in-law Chelsea and Vishantie, and his loyal cat Habu.

John was born in Binghamton, NY on March 20, 1953. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, where he also competed on the swim team. After raising his family in Buffalo, John later moved to Colorado where he pursued his love of the outdoors. He returned to Buffalo last September to be with family and friends during his illness.

John was an avid outdoors man, rock climber, aviation enthusiast, engineer, programmer, martial artist, science fiction fan, math whiz, and insatiable reader of books. He spent much of his life hiking Colorado’s mountains, climbing with his kids, building electronics, attending air shows, and studying history. He will be remembered for his depth of knowledge, a quirky sense of humor, a quiet manner, and his kind heart. His spirit lives on with his children who themselves share many of his interests.

John’s family offers a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all who attended to him during his illness and are grateful for the condolences offered by those who knew John.

Services will be held this Friday, January 22 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 6:00 in the evening, with a short service to follow at 6:00. There will be an informal reception at John’s longtime friend Tia Larson’s home after the service with food and drinks. All are welcome.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Jay Rassat

    Rick (and siblings);
    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May you be blessed with many great memories.


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