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David M. Hennigan

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On July 22, 2015 @ 3:23 pm In Obituaries | 14 Comments

David M. Hennigan, 75, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the loving husband of Molly (Rettinger) Hennigan.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA he was the son of the late Joseph and Gladys (Mickey) Hennigan.

He proudly served in the Unites States Army from 1958-1962. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Lynchburg College.

Dave enjoyed a career in journalism that would span more than 40 years. He retired in 2005 as Editor of the Lancaster Sunday News.

In his spare time, he enjoyed running, golf and spending time with family, especially annual beach vacations.

He was a member of the Rotary Club of Lancaster, Pirates, Groundhog Lodge, Hamilton Club, Conestoga Country Club, and a former Board member of Power Packs Project.

In addition to his wife Molly, he is survived by three children, Beth Hennigan of Reading, PA, Dave Hennigan, his wife, Mandi, of Greenville, SC, and Lisa Hennigan of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren, Nikki, Justin, Alex, Reed, Zach, and Ben. Also surviving is his brother Pete Hennigan, his wife, Karen; and sister Barbara Dallara and her husband, Keith.

Relatives & friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at Historic St. Mary’s Church, 119 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603 on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Leo M. Goodman officiating. There will be a viewing Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602. Private burial will follow. In
lieu of flowers contributions in David’s memory may be made to the Power Packs Project, 1006 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601.

Condolences for the family of “David M. Hennigan”

Condolence from Annette Roland on July 23rd, 2015 8:08 am

Dave was a great guy and he will be missed by many. My condolences to Molly and the rest of the family that I haven’t met.

Condolence from Stan Granger on July 23rd, 2015 9:25 am

Clyde was a great friend that cared deeply about family and friends. His love for golf and fellowship touched many lives. He will be greatly missed. Dave and Clyde were like relatives to me and I will always care deeply for them.

Condolence from Richard & Shirley Wagner on July 23rd, 2015 10:14 am

Dear Molly & Children,
We were so sorry to here of Dave’s passing. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. God Bless All of You.
With Our Love, Rich and Shirley

Condolence from Don & Sheila Roseman on July 23rd, 2015 2:33 pm

Our hearts are really sad for you Molly and all of the family. Dave will be sorely missed by many people. He was known all over Lancaster. We feel very lucky to have known you and Dave and will keep our fond memories of dinner and laughs at the Hamilton Club, shows at the Fulton and happy times spent in the Poconos playing golf. Dave had a sparkle in his eye and he always made you feel better just by being with him.
Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Don and Sheila Roseman

Condolence from Nancy and Jack Segro on July 23rd, 2015 3:27 pm

Dear Molly and family
we are deeply saddened by Dave’s passing. He was always a gentleman, and a good man. We will miss seeing him by your side at Mass.
Prayers are with you.
Nancy and Jack Segro

Condolence from Richard S & Bonnie Bowman on July 23rd, 2015 5:00 pm

Dear Molly and Hennigan family, we are grieving with you in the loss of Dave. He was a beautiful and warm personally and share ou love with him. I always enjoyed golfing with in the senior tour.. God bless you and know he will be missed.

Condolence from Richard S & Bonnie Bowman on July 23rd, 2015 5:13 pm

Dear Molly and Family, We grieve with you in the loss of Dave. He was such a loving and kind gentlman. A great joy to be around. I loved to golf with him he made so it much fun. Will miss him just like you all will. God Bless you and be you with during time of grief.

Condolence from Pat&Scott Oberholtzer on July 23rd, 2015 7:37 pm

Dear Molly, please know that Scott and I are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. We were blessed to have known him through our Friday Night Irregulars! May God grant you his peace. Lovingly, Pat and Scott Oberholtzer

Condolence from Lori Burkholder on July 23rd, 2015 7:40 pm

Molly , Beth, David , Lisa and Family , So Sorry for your lose ,I will allways remember the good times when us kids were younger and are parents were friends .

Condolence from Kenny Brown on July 24th, 2015 10:51 am

I am out of town Molly and just saw the sad news. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. Dave will be greatly missed by family and friends.

My love, Kenny Brown

Condolence from David J Sveizkas on July 24th, 2015 12:11 pm

To Lisa and the Hennigan family, our deepest condolences. At this trying time, our thoughts and prayers are for your father as well as for and with you and the members of your immediate and extended family.

Condolence from Wally & Cookie Ditzle on July 25th, 2015 7:53 am

Molly, we were so saddened to hear about Dave. Please know your family is in our prayers.

Condolence from Larry Roskos on July 25th, 2015 12:20 pm

Dear Molly and all the Hennigan family:
I was surprised and saddened to learn of Dave’s passing. Dave was a uniquely pleasant individual whose acquaintance I was privileged to make when I served on Lancaster City Council. He became a neighbor, a fellow bowler at the Hamilton Club and a friend. Dave was just a delight to meet and see around town and a pleasure as a verbal sparring partner. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Larry Roskos

Condolence from Gerald Barney on July 29th, 2015 8:24 pm

Dear Hennigan family:
Please accept my heart felt condolence on the passing of Dave. I worked at Lancaster Newspapers and worked with Dave on many occasions. We had many discussions on Pittsburgh Sports. Dave will be missed.

Gerald J. Barney

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