George Henneman II, 92, city police lieutenant

December 02, 2003

George Henneman II, a former Baltimore police lieutenant who enjoyed working with children through the Police Boys Club, died Nov. 25 of cancer complications at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Arbutus resident was 92.

Born in the Baltimore community of Pigtown, he left Southern High School before graduation to pursue work. As a young man, he was a clerk at First National Bank and a machine operator in area shipyards.

He joined the police force in 1942, working first for the Police Boys Club, which organized athletic leagues for city youth. Mr. Henneman's son, George Henneman III of Arbutus, said his father enjoyed working with the boys, coaching football, baseball and basketball.

Before retiring in 1969, Mr. Henneman worked in the Eastern, Northern, Northwestern and Southwestern districts, and with the police tactical team, his son said -- and among his assigned posts over the years was Pimlico Race Course.

He was married for 57 years to the former Veronica Gregor, starting their family in Pigtown and moving to Arbutus in 1954.

Mr. Henneman, a former amateur boxer, was a member of Ring 101, the local chapter of the International Veteran Boxers Association. He also played semiprofessional football for a Pigtown team, the Shamrocks, many years ago.

Services were held Saturday.

In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by two daughters, Rosemary Uhlig of Arbutus and Patricia Houck of Pasadena; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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