DeWitt J. Henricks, 82, of Endwell passed away August 1, 2021. DeWitt was born in Toledo, Ohio on November 22, 1938 and raised in Adrian, Michigan. He is survived by his sister, Lauranne McWherter; his three daughters, Elise Henricks and her spouse Tony Dutzik, Colette Henricks and her spouse Audie Alcorn, and Heather Henricks and spouse Dave Mayfield; grandchildren Max Dutzik Henricks, Miles Dutzik Henricks, Noah Polit and Hennessy Mayfield; and beloved pet, Mr. Squeaky. DeWitt was a graduate of the University of Detroit, and had been enjoying retirement for the past 25 years. Prior to retirement, DeWitt worked in Corporate Communications for United Health Services and NYSEG. During his retirement, DeWitt taught public speaking as an adjunct professor at Binghamton University. DeWitt committed energy and enthusiasm to many pursuits; a master of the “tall tale”, he was a Distinguished Toastmaster and one of the longest standing members of the Morning Knights Toastmasters Club of Endicott, NY. A longtime lover of the arts, he volunteered as an usher and set builder for Firehouse Stage and the Endicott Performing Arts Center (EPAC), and never missed a local jazz concert. He was a certified Master Gardener and Member of the Endwell Garden Club, as well as a member of the Southern Tier Corvette Club, the Church of the Holy Family, Friendship Force, and multiple bridge, pickleball, golf and tennis groups. If it involved his community and a cause, DeWitt was on board. A Memorial Mass for DeWitt will be offered on Friday, August 20th at the Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endicott at 11:00 a.m. Calling hours will be at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Church of the Holy Family. The service will be livestreamed for those who wish to attend remotely. Please go to https://holyfamilyendwell.com and click on ‘Watch Mass’. In lieu of flowers, to honor DeWitt’s memory please consider a donation to the Broome County Humane Society, 167 Conklin Ave, Binghamton, NY 13903.
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