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January 17, 2013

Dr. Frederick Allen Hensley Jr.

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---- — Dr. Frederick Allen Hensley Jr.

FLY CREEK — Dr. Frederick Allen Hensley Jr., 59, of Fly Creek and Birmingham, Ala., passed into the Lord’s care on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. 

Frederick was born in Scranton, Pa., on June 26, 1953, to Frederick and Jeannette Hensley. He was blessed with a loving family, a sharp wit and a passion for life.

A proud graduate of the University of Scranton and Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Frederick’s academic achievements laid the foundation for his successful career as a well-respected cardiac anesthesiologist, educator, administrator and published author.

Throughout his career he celebrated numerous awards and achievements, including his appointment as the Benjamin Monroe Carraway Endowed Professor at UAB and the recipient of the University of Scranton’s Frank J. O’Hara Alumni Award for Excellence in Medicine. Among his many other positions and accomplishments, he was, from 2001 to 2009, the “Anesthesiologist in Chief” at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.

A communicant at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown, he was a man of great faith and a deeply devoted husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa, his daughters, Theresa Jeannette and Jennifer Elizabeth and nieces Malia Cooler, Laura Radcliff and their children.

He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Frederick Allen Hensley III.

Visitation will be held from 6 to7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, with Vesper services beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown. The Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s, with Father John P. Rosson, pastor, officiating.

To honor his legacy, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Frederick A. Hensley, Jr. MD, Endowed Fund for Education in Cardiac Anesthesia at UAB, c/o Kristen Hall, FOT 1225, 1720 2nd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294-3412. Additional donations may be sent to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Local arrangements are under the guidance of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.