Robert T. Hendrickson
Robert Tierney Hendrickson, 77, a former Rockaway resident, died June 23 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Hendrickson was raised in Bayswater and started his family here before moving to Peconic, New York. He was a Korean War veteran and graduated Cum Laude from Adelphi University. Hendrickson was a writer who authored more than 40 books and wrote for many newspapers and magazines.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 57 years, Marilyn Maggio; children, Robert Laurence, Brian Scott, Karen Alene, Lauren Starre, and Erik Tierney as well as their spouses, Becky, Laura, Tony, Bob, and Sue; grandchildren, Chris, Erin, Brian, Andy, Ross, Adam, Brianna, Kristin, Nicholas, Brandon, Maegan, and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Christian, Ethan, and Gavin; and brother, John.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes, Southold, New York. Interment took place at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York.