David Stanley Hendrickson, 64, of Lewes, formerly of Londonderry, N.H., passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at his home.
Dave was born in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 7, 1958, son of the late Stanley Staale Hendrickson and the late Joanne Gillham.
Dave was a floral designer who loved gardening, growing beautiful flowers and the art of making gorgeous floral arrangements. After meeting the love of his life, Thomas Zamonsky, he soon realized that he had a passion for travel.
Dave worked as a business travel consultant with Milne Travel in Manchester, N.H. He enjoyed taking cruises, traveled the world extensively, skied the Alps and loved seeing all the natural beauty of Europe. Dave loved all things associated with travel from preparing and packing for the trip, always flying first class, and of course planning and making an itinerary of what to see on that particular vacation.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Dave is survived by his loving husband and companion of 41 years, Thomas J. Zamonsky; three siblings, Theresa Jean Hendrickson Scalleta of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Stephen Hendrickson of Estero, Fla., and Mary Hendrickson Laughlin and her husband Anthony of Vancouver, Wash.; a stepmother, Linda Hendrickson of Hemet, Calif.; a niece, Elizabeth Laughlin of Seattle, Wash.; a nephew, Ben Laughlin of Vancouver; and several other nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, at St. Edmond Catholic Church, 401 King Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach, where friends and family may gather after 10 a.m.
Dave loved flowers and they are welcomed by the family.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting melsonfuneralservices.com.