Robert James Henson

February 26, 1941 - December 28, 2023

Visitation: Monday, January 1, 2024, 10:30 - 11:50 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township

Service: Monday, January 1, 2024, Noon; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township

Robert James Henson
Age 82, of Zelienople, PA and originally from Akron, OH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2023 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born February 26, 1941, son of the late Robert James Henson, Sr., and Evelyn (O’Donnell) Henson; beloved husband of 59 years to Theresa (Kraus) Henson; loving father of Tom (Shannon), and John (Kim); Papa to his grandchildren Samuel (Christin), Alexander (Bailey), Taylor, Lindsay, Max; and great-granddaughter Sophia.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served his country in Vietnam.

Bob had a successful career in the aviation sales industry. His genuine enthusiasm, coupled with his innate ability to connect with people, allowed him to forge lasting relationships with colleagues and friends alike. Through the years, his warm personality and dedication left an indelible mark on an industry he loved.

His legacy will forever be etched within the hearts of those who knew him. His profound love, positive attitude, sharp sense of humor, and infectious smile will continue to inspire us through life’s ups and downs.

Family and friends are welcome Monday from 10:30 until 11:50 am at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. A memorial service will be held at noon at the funeral home.

With the holidays and so many family and friends out of town, the family is planning a burial service in the Akron area and a celebration of life service in Cranberry Twp PA in April with details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Bob’s name to The Clear Thoughts Foundation at

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  • Mike Quail

    Not long after I met Tom Henson 25 years ago, he said to me on more than one occasion “you really remind him of my dad”

    . I eventually got to meet Bob and had many occasions to socialize with him, and all I can say, is after they made Bob, they broke the mold.

    He told the corniest, lamest jokes on the planet, but he somehow made them funny. I’ve always been inspired by his love of life and I will continue to channel my inner Bob with a glass half full attitude.

    He leaves a big void on this earth, but he’s generating chuckles and warm hearts in heaven.

  • Mark scullen

    So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers are sent your way. He fought a good fight and now our Lord has said “Good job good and faithful servant. Come rest with me.”

  • John Bakos

    So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was a wonderful gentleman, true Friend and loved by all who met him. Many memorable trips, shows, conversations and meetings through the years with Bob in the industry.
    Thoughts and Prayers for Bob’s Family. God Bless.

  • John Herman

    Theresa, Tom, John and family,

    I am greatly saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I can’t even begin to count the many trips we took together and time spent “on the road” with each other. They are some of my fondest memories through my 45 years in aviation. Bob was a boy, mentor, colleague but most of all friend!

    I will miss his infectious smile, story telling and the many jokes he told. He was a master and we all wanted to be in his company whenever possible.

    Godspeed Bob. Fly high my friend!


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