Henry Carpenter Dearborn, 97, died on Wednesday, November 21st at Runnels Specialized Hospital, Berkeley Heights. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10 am at the Unitarian Church of Summit, 4 Waldron Ave, Summit. Burial in the Dearborn Family plot will be private. For further information, please go to www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.
Born in Plandome, NY, Henry has been a resident of Summit for over 65 years. After HS, he attended Worcestor Polytechnic Institute, receiving his BS in Electrical Engineering and then went on to Georgetown Law to earn his JD. He served his country during WWII as a flight instructor in the US Navy. Upon his return to the states, he met Virginia Gilson, and the couple married in 1945. He worked as a Patent Attorney for Texaco Development Corp. for 29 years until his retirement in 1985. Henry was a longtime member of the Unitarian Church, and enjoyed sailing, golfing, and especially playing bridge with family, friends, and the Old Guard.
Predeceased by his daughter Evelina, he is survived by his wife Virginia of 67 years; his children Edith Griffiths and her husband David, Hilary Dearborn and her husband Jonathan Neher, and Henry Dearborn; his grandchildren Devin and Deidre Griffiths, and many other loving relatives and friends.