Funeral services were held July 11 for former Riverhead resident William Lowe Hennenlotter of Palm Coast, Fla., who passed away July 3 at age 75.
Fondly known as “Mr. Bill,” he was born in Hempstead to William Lowe and Mary Elizabeth Hennenlotter and grew up in Oceanside, where his family operated Hennenlotter’s General Store. Bill attended Oceanside High School until his junior year and graduated third in his class from Webster-Tufts High School in Lake Worth, Fla.
Bill then joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany with the 8th Signal Battalion as an Army specialist reconnaissance photographer. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked for John A. and Samuel T. Wood Bulkheading and Dredging for a few years before returning to Long Island and the Dorothy P. Flint Nassau County 4H Camp in Riverhead, the camp of his youth. He worked at the camp as a counselor, caretaker, helper and ultimately as camp ranger for 32 years, retiring in 1997. While living and working at the 4H Camp, he met his wife, Judy. They wed in 1969 and remained married for 45 years.
Bill enjoyed giving back to the community. He belonged to numerous fraternal organizations including the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs. He volunteered a lot of his time and advanced to the position of grand chaplain of New York State Grand Lodge of I.O.O.F.
After he retired, he and Judy moved to Palm Coast, where he was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. He was a charter member of Palm Coast Moose, of which he later became governor, and was also a member in good standing of the Elks and commander of American Legion Post 115 for 10 years.
William, a loving husband and father, is survived by his wife, Judy; daughters Kathryn and Debora; son, William Lowe Hennenlotter III; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Roberta Johnson, and brother, Richard Hennenlotter.
A memorial service will be held at Calverton National Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in William’s name may be made to American Legion Post 115, Palm Coast, FL 32137.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Clymer Funeral Home and Cremations of Palm Coast.
This is a paid notice.