John Edward Henseler entered the arms of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 27,
2020, after a six month illness.
John was born on July 26, 1943 in Dumont, NJ. He loved spending his childhood summers at
Lake Delaware Boys Camp. He graduated from Emerson High School and Norwich University.
John served with distinction in the US Army as a Combat Medic in the Vietnam War, earning a
bronze star and a purple heart. John met Dolores Seiferling in 1970, married the love of his life
in 1971, and raised their family in Randolph, NJ. John loved his career in banking, beginning as
a teller before moving into mortgage origination at Morris County Savings Bank, Berkley
Federal Savings Bank, and Columbia Savings Bank. Upon retiring, they moved to Virginia
Beach, VA, where John enjoyed his final years overlooking his pool and frequenting Walmart.
John loved Jesus and loved the local church. He was always involved in serving his church
family and supporting initiatives to give more people hope in Jesus. John also loved spending
time in Aruba, where he would get up at 4am to reserve chickie 54 to enjoy a bloody mary
with his cronies from the “Rear View.” John was generous with everyone, but it was ill advised
to start a political conversation with him.
John passed away peacefully at Magnolia Manor, a wonderful support system which served
him with excellence and compassion.
John was preceded in death by his father and mother, Roy and Tina Henseler of Morristown,
NJ and his favorite dog, Mollie.
John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dolores, daughter Janine Gordley and her husband,
Matthew of Pittsburgh, PA, son Edward Henseler and his wife, Rebecca of Virginia Beach, VA,
and Joseph Henseler and his wife, Karine of Allentown, PA, along with grandchildren Jack,
Aidan, Noah, Alexandra, Caroline, Anderson, Wyatt, Shepard, and Cooper.
John is also survived by his twin brother, Dr. R. Alan Henseler and his wife, Nancy of
Morristown NJ, sister Beverley Zigelman and her husband, David of Aiken, SC and loving nieces
and nephews Lauren, Kimberly, Meredith, James, Christina, and Robert.
A memorial service to honor John’s life will be planned at a future date.
Donations in honor of John can be made to Beach Beacon Baptist Church, 2301 Newstead Dr,
Virginia Beach, VA 23454.