Dale K. Henderson

dale henderson

August 30, 1942 ~ June 23, 2024

Born in: Troy, New York
Resided in: Great Falls, Virginia

Dale K. Henderson, 81, of Great Falls, Virginia, passed away on June 23, 2024. Born in Troy, New York on August 30, 1942, Dale lived a life marked by ingenuity (especially with all things mechanical), reliability and kindness.

Dale is survived by his wife of 60 years, Linda Henderson, and his daughters, Tasha Capen (Scott) and Tanya Henderson. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend.

He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute and received both a BS and MBA from the University of Buffalo. Retired at the time of his death, Dale had been a business owner, equally at home in the management and the technical operations of the companies he served. He held a US patent for a blast-resistant door latching system, and regularly contributed practical, effective, lower-cost improvements for a variety of mechanical systems.

Possessing a keen mind for problem-solving, he was happy to tackle all sorts of challenges and came up with innovative solutions. He had a talent for working with mechanical things, especially those with small motors. Whether it was electric trains, boats, or cars, Dale’s garage was his sanctuary for tinkering. In that garage, he built things for the house and kids, such as a ping pong table, and a variety of bookcases and cabinets – many of which are still cherished today. Most recently, he took on the project of building his own motorboat, merging his love of working with wood and with small engines.

Dale was an engaged and encouraging father, a good friend, and a thoughtful neighbor. He rarely missed his daughters’ swim meets or soccer games. He never hesitated to lend a helping hand and was the person everyone turned to for fixing things. His interests were wide and varied, from hockey and baseball to keeping his mind challenged with puzzles and games. Though quiet, Dale’s subtle and clever sense of humor made him a pleasure to be around.

His friend Ken Burbach aptly described him as “an exceptional person who never sought the bright light of accomplishment, yet his many achievements could not avoid that light.”


Visitation: June 30, 2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Money and King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


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  1. Sincerest condolences to you Linda, Tasha, and Tanya we know you will greatly miss Dale as all who knew him surely will. For us Dale was a very good friend, a trusted business partner and a person we relied on for his talents and willingness to be of help whenever we needed it.
    Ken and Margot Burbach

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  3. Deepest condolences to Linda and family. Although we had lost touch over the years, I have fond memories of many enjoyable times spent with cousin Dale. We called ourselves “cousins” and we were related but I can’t say I could trace the relationship. All I know is that we were in contact, at least, once a year, for all of our young years. His “Uncle Bump” was my Grandfather (mother’s Dad). The name Bump came from my older brother, who had a hard time with “Grampa”. Best he could ever do, as a kid, was “Bump”, thus his forever name. I cherish the name! Bet no one else has(had) a Bump or Bumpy!! Although, his family was in Troy and mine in Buffalo, we saw each other at least once a year, but some years more often. For a time, during college, he was here for a more extended period. I’ll always remember those times. We were close in age as were his sister and my older brother. Sadly, over time and distance, we lost touch. Things I regret! Dear Dale….. May you Rest In Peace. I won’t ever forget you!
    Love to you, Sandy

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