Robert F.'s Story
Bob Henry, 61, died in a plane crash in South America while ferrying a new plane from the U.S. that malfunctioned.
Many will remember Bob from his days on the boat, "Hat Trick" at Beverly Harbour Marina.
At age 12, Bobby met his best friend and soulmate, Lori Carlman, and they faced all of life's ups and downs together with laughter and understanding.
Considered by fellow pilots and crew as a pilot's pilot, he earned his wings at age 16. He flew in service to U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Belgium, and Africa - often in active war zones. He was entrusted with transporting troop vehicles, supplies, and even a country's new currency.
After flying Boeing 747s for many airlines, he also was a Learjet captain. He flew medevac rescue flights in Alaska and the Caribbean, responsible for saving many lives including newborn babies, a United States senator, and countless others.
He attended St. John's Prep and Danvers High School and earned his degree from North Shore Community College.
Born Robert F. Henry, Jr., he was the son of Robert and Patricia O'Brien Henry of Danvers and Peabody. He is survived by his sister, Margaret (and Kevin) Corbett of Danvers; brother, Dan of Peabody; daughters, Savannah and Tallulah; son, Dakota; and granddaughter, Keilani, all of Buffalo, N.Y.
He will be sorely missed by his extended family of Phil and Carole Moran, Jamie, Julie and Christi Booker, and the love of his life, Lori Carlman Booker.
He loved the ocean as much as the sky. A sunset memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 4, leaving from Pickering Wharf in Salem. To attend, please email MainelyAcadia@aol.com by Friday.
Published on May 31, 2017