Mr. Manly “Nick” J. Hendrickson

March 15, 1926 - October 11, 2015 Landenberg, PA | Age 89 Loving Father, Brother, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Great-Great-Grandfather

Manly “Nick” J. Hendrickson, age 89 of Landenberg, PA, died Sunday October 11, 2015 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE.  He was the husband of the late Betty Mae George Hendrickson who passed in 2012 and with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.

 Born in New Castle, DE, he was a son of the late Manly M. and the late Henrietta (Lucus) Hendrickson.  He served our country in the US Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.  Manly worked for NVF Company in Yorklyn DE for 45 years.   

 He attended St. Gabriel and St. Patrick Catholic Churches with his wife during their lifetime. They loved traveling to all points of the country especially the mountains. He loved hunting, fishing, and animals.  

 Survivors include two daughters: Nettie Joan Hanna (Tex) of Townsend, DE and Linda Schroder (John) of Hustontown, PA; two sons: Nelson D. Hendrickson (Jean) of Nottingham, PA and Joseph “Nick” Hendrickson, Jr. (Edna) of Kirkwood, PA; three brothers, Howard Hendrickson of Buck, PA, Robert Hendrickson of Landenberg, PA, and Sam Hendrickson of West Grove, PA; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by 2 grandchildren.  

 You are invited to visit with Manly’s friends and family from 9-11 AM Tuesday October 20, 2015 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116), 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348.  His funeral service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square.  Contributions in his memory may be made to Heartland Hospice, 5661 Ocheltree Lane, Wilmington, DE 19808.  To share a memory, please visit


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October 20, 2015 10-11AM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc.
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348

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October 20, 2015 11AM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc.
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Nick – you will be very missed. He was the center of our home and always had a smile on his face and a kind word. His positive attitude was contagious and he lifted the spirits of everyone around him. He always made sure the flag was out in the morning and in before dusk. He loved his country and his family. We will miss you dearly Nick and we love you very much!! It was an honor to know such a wonderful man!
    Your friends from Heron’s Creek

    Satcy and ol Davie Boy | October 19, 2015 at 2:49 PM
  2. Nick, you were a good worker with 45 years with the same employer. You worked a second job a lot of your life driving either a truck or a school bus AND you served your country during the greatest World War America ever faced. You circled the globe on two occasions and when your ship would return from across from the cold Atlantic Ocean waters you and the other men would try to be the first one abroad to see (your girlfriend) the Statute of Liberty in the New York City harbor. Your family can rest assured that when journalist Tom Brokaw wrote in his 1998 book, The Greatest Generation that he believed that based on when Nick was born and what he did during the war he was part of ” the greatest generation any society has ever produced. He argued that these men and women fought not for fame and recognition, but because it was “the right thing to do”.” Nick always seemed to do the right thing and want to do the right thing. During my association with Nick, I was reassured that doing the right thing at the right time was a worth wile effort. Rest in Peace my friend Nick.

    Bob Truitt | October 18, 2015 at 12:48 AM
  3. Uncle Nick was such a great man !! He use to come up to Mom-mom & Pop-pop’s and play “Old Maids” with me when I was about 5 yrs old. And he always won!!! Still think he cheated :)
    You are well loved by many people Uncle Nickybird!!!

    Robin Hendrickson | October 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM
  4. Dear Howard, Bobby and Sammy sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. My memories are of playing in your yard along the creek in Landenberg as children.

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Helen Sill Jackson

    Helen Jackson | October 15, 2015 at 7:44 AM
  5. So many fond memories of Uncle Nick. Every one of them brings a smile to my face. Sunday dinners at Mommom Hendricksons in Landenberg. They were the best of times with all of the cousins! Uncle Nick always teasing us taking his dentures out lol. Godspeed …. You will be missed.

    Jacquie Hendrickson Fitchett | October 14, 2015 at 8:39 PM
  6. Daddy, we will all miss you very much., You were a very important person in my family’s life. You were always there for me and my children, I want to thank you for that .We will always have great memories of the love you had for us . Love you forever!

    Your loving daughter.

    Joan and Tex Hanna | October 14, 2015 at 6:38 PM
  7. Daddy, we will all miss you so very much. you were such a part of all our lives. You were always there for me and my family. I will never forget that. You will always be in our hearts and mind.

    Your loving daughter.

    Joan and Tex | October 14, 2015 at 5:02 PM
  8. Daddy, you will be missed, I know I will miss our Sunday talks. You have always been there for me and my family.
    But now I know you are with Mom and John Paul. You will be missed but never forgotten.

    Linda and Johnny Schroder | October 14, 2015 at 1:45 PM

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