Larry Henchey

Obituary of Larry Henchey

Larry Henchey Unadilla, NY

Larry Henchey, 89, of Unadilla, NY, transitioned into eternal life peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday November 22nd, at AO Fox Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Harriet, of 60 years, who passed in 2005. He was born on March 4th 1927 in New York City.

Larry married Harriet Barnett on May 25, 1945 in Manhattan, NY. They moved to Unadilla in 1958 after purchasing the Unadilla Diner. They operated the diner for 27 years.

Larry was a US Navy WWII veteran. His stint in the Navy led to his future career just as his love of acting was a lifelong endeavor.

Larry was active with the Tri-Town theatre and played a part in a major film "Dublin in Brass" as a youth. Larry was a member of various community organizations and was a pillar in the community.

He is survived by: his daughters, Sharon MacArthur and Patrick Healy of Oxford and Tamara Kiss and John McCauley of Unadilla; and his son Scott and Mary-Lynn Henchey of Unadilla; his grandchildren: Seth and Paulette MacArthur of Staten Island, NY, Alicia (MacArthur) and Steve Donaldson of Wellington, CO., Ryan and Austin Henchey of Unadilla and Evan and Connor Kiss of Unadilla; as well as four great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and special friends.

He was predeceased by his son Thomas Henchey in 1981, and his brothers Joseph and Henry.

He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He touched many lives not only his friends, neighbors, and customers. His memory will live on with many heartfelt diner stories.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main Street Sidney.  Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.