Obituary for Robert T. Henderson '67
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
July 12, 1996
Alumni Magazine Fall 1996
Robert was murdered in
Honolulu, HI, while attending workshops at the
National Foreign Language Resource Center, U of Hawaii. Born in Wheeling, W.Va., Bob attended public schools in Beaver
Falls. He took up bagpiping at Wooster and was the Pipe Master his senior year.
After graduation, Bob joined the Peace Corps, teaching English and direction
programs at the Centro Colombo- Americano Binational Center Manizales.
Returning to the states, he earned an M.A. (1974) and Ph. D. (1983) from the U
of Pittsburgh. He served the staff of the department of linguistics there in
numerous capacities including director of English Language Institute, Japan
Program, and director of language laboratory. Bob was very active in numerous
professional societies; at the time of his death, he was serving as president
of the International Association for Learning Laboratories and member of the
board of directors of the National Association of Self Instructional Language
Very interested in his Scottish heritage, Bob was an active
member of the Clan Henderson Society of the U.S. and Canada. He received
numerous requests to play bagpipes at funerals, parades, birthdays, and church
and community events, and eagerly volunteered his talents whenever his schedule
Bob is survived by two brothers, William and J.
Michael. He was preceded in death by his parents.