Table Tennis Hall of Famer George Hendry Dies

George Hendry owned an accounting firm in University City.

George J. Hendry died on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Bethesda Dilworth in Oakland, Missouri.

He was 90-years-old, according to his obituary in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. He owned an accounting firm in University City, at 7400 Pershing Avenue.

Hendry was an active and competitive table tennis player and is a member of the Table Tennis Hall of Fame, stated his obituary from Kriegshauser Mortuary - West Chapel. In 1936, he appeared on the back of a Wheaties cereal box, with paddle in hand. Hendry is a former World Over 70 Men's Singles and 35 x US National Champion, said a press release from USATT, the national governing body for table tennis in the US. Hendry won his last championship at 89, according to the Post.  He was a veteran of Army Medical Corps during WWII.

Click here to read what people on a Table Tennis blog are saying about Hendry's passing.

Condolences to www.kriegshausermortuary.com.

Survivors include - Hendry's daughter Susan (Lee Peters) Fitzgerald and his son Scott (Janet) Hendry; brother Jim Hendry; grandchildren Jane Fitzgerald, Doug and Steve Hendry.


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