Henry B. Humphrey 1930 - 2010 Lawrence

Paid family tribute

Henry B. 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.
Hank married Deirdre O’Meara on July 20, 1957. She survives, of the home.
Hank was a program director at the Dumont Television Network, and an account executive at Cunningham & Walsh; and Sullivan, Stauffer, Colwell & Bayles. 1n 1968, Hank 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.
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 ( or the Democratic National Committee ( Online condolences may be sent to

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.