Fifty-year resident, aviation engineer, pioneer in use of composites
Jim Henshaw. (Courtesy photo)
Jim Henshaw, 84, a 50-year resident of Harvard, died peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 24, 2018.
He is survived by his wife, Pam Henshaw; two children and their spouses, Simon Henshaw and Jackie Greene and Sarah and Ken Johnson; and five grandchildren, Maddie, Sandy, Sam, Mick, and Jack.
Jim was born in London; he and Pam met when they were 11. They emigrated, with their children, to the United States in 1965, settling in Harvard, on Tahanto Trail, in 1967. Jim worked as an aviation engineer. He worked on design teams for a number of British airplanes in the early 1960s and, once in the United States, became an early pioneer in the use of composites in aviation. Jim and Pam loved to travel and to sail and, most of all, to spend time with their grandchildren. Jim was devoted to his family, as they were to him.
There will be a private gathering for family and friends.