James Lyle Henshaw

                                                   ┌── Charles Everett Henshaw
                                                   │    1883-1973 
                      ┌── Gerald L. Henshaw ───────┤
                      │    1916-1961               │
                      │                            └── Florence Evelyn Ostrander
                      │                                c1878-?    
James Lyle Henshaw ───┤
B: 1943               │
D: 2012               │
                      └── Verna Marjorie Benning
M: Joyce Fitzsimmons
   ├── David J. Henshaw (1974-) 1,2,3
   ├── William H. Henshaw  3
   └── Benjamin L. Henshaw  3

James Lyle Henshaw     [ID 05960] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 18 1943, Buffalo, New York.2,4  

He married Joyce Fitzsimmons.5,6  

Jim was the author of "Simulating comet orbits with an N-body program" (Cornell University, June, 1968).7  

In 2001 Jim was living in Colden, New York.4  From late 2002 til 2012 he was living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1  

James Lyle Henshaw died May 25 2012, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pennsylvania; age 68.1,2,5,6  

Jim's death was reported in "The Reporter" (Lansdale, Pennsylvania) on May 30, 2012:5

James L. Henshaw

HENSHAW, JAMES L., 68, of Telford, died May 25, 2012.  He was the husband of Joyce Henshaw.  Arrangements are by the Betty Meier Steeley Funeral Home in Sellersville

Jim's obituary was published in "The Morning Call" (Allentown, Pennsylvania) on May 30, 2012:6

James Henshaw

James L. Henshaw, 68, of Telford, died May 25.  Husband of Joyce (Fitzsimmons) Henshaw.  Survivors: Wife; sons; grandchildren; sister.  Services: Memorial, Sat., June 16, 11 a.m., Faith Bible Fellowship Church, 140 Harleysville Pike, Harleysville.  Call 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.  Arr. by Steeley FH, Sellersville.

The funeral home also published the following obituary:2

James L. "Jim" Henshaw, 68, of Telford (Hilltown Township), passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, in Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington.  He was the beloved husband of Joyce (Fitzsimmons) Henshaw for 45 years.  

Born in Buffalo, NY, he was a son of the late Gerald L. and Verna (Benning) Henshaw Shearer.  

Mr. Henshaw graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelorís degree in Astronomy and later earned a Masterís degree in Astrophysics from Cornell University.  

After the Henshaws moved to Pennsylvania in 2002, Jim had been employed as a realtor for Century 21, Keller Williams, and Help-U-Sell.  Prior to that, he had been employed for 19 years as the treasurer/administrator for the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, Hamburg, New York.  

Jim had also been the owner and operator of Desktop Publishing, in Hamburg, and Colden Computer Consultant, in Colden, NY.  He had also worked at the Allegheny Rehab Center, of Olean, NY; BOLD (Buffalo Online Data) [sic], a medical billing firm; and Global Outreach Mission, as an information technology technician, both based in Buffalo, NY.  

Mr. Henshaw was a member of Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Harleysville.  

Since 1980, he had been a member of Gideons International.  Since 2003, he had also been a member of NACBA (National Association of Church Business Administrators).  

An avid reader and coin collector, Jim enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and watching TV game shows, especially "Jeopardy."  Known as a "jokester," Jimís dry sense of humor will be greatly missed.  

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: William H. Henshaw and his wife, Jessica; David J. Henshaw, all of Telford; Benjamin L. Henshaw, of Boothwyn; four grandchildren: Joshua; Caleb; Ariana; and Alexandra; a sister, Sally A. Henshaw, of Shushan, NY; and a sister-in-law, Lorie Morganti and her husband, Jim, of Orchard Park, NY.  

His Memorial Service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Faith Bible Fellowship Church, 140 Harleysville Pike, Harleysville, PA 19438.  The family will greet friends during a Visitation Hour beginning at 10 am in the church.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.  

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Faith Bible Fellowship Church at the address above or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214 or online at www.gideons.org/expressions/MemorialBibleCards.

(photo)Photo: James Lyle Henshaw 2


  1. Contribution from David J. Henshaw.
  2. Obituary of James Lyle Henshaw; Steeley Funeral Home (Sellersville, PA):
  3. Obituary of James Lyle Henshaw.
  4. Contribution from James Lyle Henshaw.
  5. Death of James Lyle Henshaw; "The Reporter", May 30 2012:
  6. Obituary of James Lyle Henshaw; "The Morning Call", May 30 2012:
  7. http://books.google.com/books/about/Simulating_comet_orbits_with_an_N_body_p.html?id=ZdZYAAAAYAAJ.

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