Henry Humphrey III

Henry B. "Hank" Humphrey III, 80, died on November 6, 2010. Hank was born in Mineola, NY on April 26, 1930, the son of Cathleen and Henry Humphrey.  

He graduated from Friends Seminary, New York City,  in 1949.  He attended New York University. 

He was a program director at the Dumont Television Network, and an account executive at Cunningham & Walsh; and Sullivan, Stauffer, Colwell & Bayles.

In 1968, he became a freelance photographer and went around the world for clients such as Air India, Sperry Rand, Champion Papers, Price Waterhouse, and Union Pacific. He was the author and illustrator of six books for children. What is it For, published in 1969, was selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the year.

He married Deirdre O’Meara on July 20, 1957.  She survives, of the home.

Hank and Deirdre lived in Westport and Weston, Connecticut until they moved to Lawrence in 1990.  Hank has a sister, Jennifer Humphrey, of New York City. Hank and Deirdre have five daughters, Nora Logan of New York; twins, Eloise Humphrey and Daphne Comaskey of Brunswick, Maine; and Maud Humphrey and Deirdre Humphrey of Lawrence. They have seven grandchildren, Sam, Jacob, Eliza, Kate, Walter, Lucy, and Fletcher.

A memorial gathering will be held at 3:00-5:00 on Saturday, November 27 at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 North 1100 Road. 

Contributions in his memory may be made to Friends Seminary (www.friendsseminary.org) or the Democratic National Committee (www.democrats.org).

1 Condolences

  1. Alice on November 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

    It was so wonderful to see Hank again at the wedding. My heart goes out to you all with love. And really now, wasn’t it great to see him just BASKING that day, smothered in the hugs and remarkable array of his family bosoms… enhanced by the lovely Laura? What could have been better?

    The Democrats get another donation from us in Hank’s honor, too.

Leave a Condolence