Hendrik deMoor
  • 86 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 30, 1926
  • Place of birth:
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Date of passing: Aug 26, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Millbrae, California, United States
In memory of Hendrik, whose life, love, and love for life has touched so many of us.

Video Tribute to Hendrik
View our loving video tribute to the life of this special person: http://vimeo.com/49651914

Celebration of Life Event - September 15, 2012
Cyprian Keyes Club, Boylston MA

A private ash scattering ceremony at sea will take place in San Francisco Bay. A Celebration of Life will be held on September 15 at the Cyprian Keyes Club in Boylston, MA. If you wish to join us at the Celebration event, please send an email to familydemoor@gmail.com for further details.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Karen deMoor on 26th August 2017

"Can't believe it's been 5 years - still miss you so much, Dad! Love, Karen"

This tribute was added by anthony buonomo on 30th January 2017

"Hendrik  you would be 91 but still laughing like a big teenager
just a fun guy!!!!!!!!

tony b."

This tribute was added by Laurel Kenworthy on 30th January 2016

"Dear deMoors, Barb and I are headed to Portland today and will raise our glasses to the birthday boys tonight. Missing our dads on this day."

This tribute was added by anthony buonomo on 26th August 2015

"i still miss your smile and laughter

tony b."

This tribute was added by anthony buonomo on 26th August 2014

"Hendrik  i know how you liked the ocean i am going to the beach
and the first big wave i will jump in and say your name as i do so!!!
RIP  my friend
  tony b."

This tribute was added by Elena Cabot on 31st January 2014

"He was a majestic man to me. Both your parents were. Lots of happiness always. What a grand person he was always. He will always be a part of my life......"

This tribute was added by anthony buonomo on 26th August 2013

"a year gone by  so fast  but i still can hear Hendriks laugh and see his
big grin tonight i will have a glass of wine just for him

tony b."

This tribute was added by donald peters on 26th August 2013

"Hank was an avid swimmer at Greendale Y،  After some years he told me  could not swim due to an allergy to the pool water. With a smile on his face after a shower  he would  say ( I am going home for a glass wine). .   Miss your smile."

This tribute was added by ken ansin on 31st December 2012

"deMoor family, I just heard of Hank's passing while I attended a wedding last night, and met a former Norton colleague of his. (small world dept)...
Hank was a special soul, and though we lost contact in later years, he had a profound influence on the man I am today. A true blessing in my life. I can still hear his stories, and laugh, to this day!"

This tribute was added by Jean Martin on 15th September 2012

"Dear Magda and family,
Last Thursday Marty and I went to Salisbury Beach. It brought back so many memories of our times with Hendrik, not only at the beach, but also his visits with us at the lake. He loved to debate any issue and be challenged by any kind of sporting activity including riding my friend's horse and swimming across Crystal Lake. We love and miss him. Jean and Marty"

This tribute was added by Susie Ryder on 13th September 2012

"Dear Ingrid, Luther and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the great loss of your Father, Ingrid.  From your wedding, I remember your family was filled with such joie de vivre and that your Father headed up the joy.  I wish we could be there to support you in this time and send you lots of love.
                              Susie, Scott, Joey, Dani"

This tribute was added by Lee Joseph on 11th September 2012

"Magda, Ingrid, Karen and Paul
When your family hired me to sell the family Worcester home, I had no idea how apart of the family I would become. All of you are warm and caring people, and watching the care you took of your parents during a difficult time was inspiring. Hendrik was a kind, sweet man that I felt privileged to cross paths with.   Lee Joseph"

This tribute was added by mary donahue on 11th September 2012

"To Mrs.deMoor, Paul, Ingrid and Karen, One of the many benefits to becoming Ingrid's friend 40 years ago, was having Mr.deMoor as part of my childhood. Hiking Mt. Wachusett, swimming at the Y, eating Mr.deMoor's breakfasts after Holden sleepovers or Mr.deMoor engaging us kids at his Worcester dinner table. Thank you for sharing your husband and Dad with us. Love, Mary Donahue"

This tribute was added by Corinne Cabot-Miller on 10th September 2012

"Karen, Ingrid, Paul and Magda,  
Hendrik was truly a one of a kind spirit.  I feel lucky to have had the pleasure of knowing him.  I have happy memories of him and your whole family.  Although years ago,they seem like they were yesterday. My sincere condolences to your mother and to your families.   Always - Corinne Cabot"

This tribute was added by Laurel Kenworthy on 8th September 2012

"Dear deMoors,  Cocktail hour on Peaks porches and family dinners around big round tables won't be the same without Hendrik.  We will miss his warmth and sense of humor, the twinkle in his eye and wide smile.  His zest for life was inspiring.  Our love and best to you,
The Kenworthys"

This tribute was added by Peter Waltman on 7th September 2012

"To the deMoor's

My condolences. I regard Hendrik, and you all, as great role models for how to be a caring close and welcoming family. Your house was always warm and open. Also specifically to Hendrik for introducing me to the White Mountains a love which I have passed on to my own children."

This tribute was added by melanie demarais on 6th September 2012

"Dear Magda and Family
I am so sorry for your loss.  I always enjoyed seeing hendrik at the annual wine tasting.  What a fun and amazing man!  My heart is with you and praying for you.  I wish I could be with you on the 15th to celebrate an extraordinary life."

This tribute was added by Gerrit Crabbendam on 6th September 2012

"Dear Magda, Paul, karen, Ingrid & Family:  My late Mom's (Alida) brother & my uncle "Henk" --- Good memories: Introduced me to Skiing, his love of Opera, Plum Island Beach, Those wonderfull Family gatherings, his encouraging us to learn, succeed, and live life to the fullest.  
Love to All,
Gerrit  (Retired in Florida)"

This tribute was added by michael buonomo on 5th September 2012

"Magda, Ingrid, Karen and Paul: I am sorry to hear of his passing. I'll never forget the way he embraced life, laughter and especially all of you. No matter what he always made one feel like family, swim team or otherwise. Thinking of you always.
- michael"

This tribute was added by cathy lifschultz on 5th September 2012

"To the deMoor Family: my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time, as I am sure you are grieving for the loss of such a wonderful father and friend. Much love to you- Cathy (Buonomo) Lifschultz"

This tribute was added by Regina Edmonds on 4th September 2012

"Magda, my deepest sympathy is with you and your family at this sad and challenging time. I only knew Hendrik through you and the stories of your wonderful life together. All my love - Jeana"

This tribute was added by anthony buonomo on 4th September 2012

"Magda,Ingrid,Karen, Paul
i can see his smile and hear his laughter.i enjoyed his wisdom,and
knowledge  and he really did love life   such a nice man
God Bless"

This tribute was added by Kevin LaMarche on 4th September 2012

"Dear Magda, Ingrid, Karen and Paul,

So sorry to hear abouts Hank's passing...he will be sorely missed.  All of the fun times we had together during all those practices and swim meets...its really brings you back to how short life really is!  I will be swimming at the YMCA this morning thinking of Hank.  Kevin"

This tribute was added by Mary Toomey on 4th September 2012

"Dear Magda,
Hank was a very special person.  I met him when I transferred to Norton International in the 60's.  Thirty years later we met at Assumption, it was like yesterday.  Hank was a joy, a person one is blest to have in ones life.  Sincere sympathy.  Mary"

This tribute was added by Claudia Martinez on 4th September 2012

"Queridos Magda,Karen,Ingrid,Paul y familia: Desde Mza. les enviamos un fuerte abrazo en este momento especial. Tuve la suerte de conocer a Hendrik, y aunque solo lo vi una vez en persona, siempre recordamos alguna anécdota simpática.Lo recordaremos con mucho cariño y con la esperanza que descansa en paz y que ha dejado una gran familia que lo ama.Todo nuestro afecto.Joaquin,Fernando y Clau"

This tribute was added by donald peters on 4th September 2012

"I Knew  H.  from the Greendale YMCA. We served on the board for a number of years.  At one time he swam and enjoyed it.  Later he told me he could not. because of allergy.  He enjoyed telling me about his good times in Argentina.  For the past few years I passed his home on Flagg street. It was for sale and I hoped maybe he was enjoying his retirment in South America.  Great guy. Miss him"

This tribute was added by dirk sell on 4th September 2012

"Hendrik, you will be well remembered by loving family and friends.  It was an honor and a pleasure to know you and to love and laugh with you and your truly wonderful family."

This tribute was added by Kathy Scarpa on 3rd September 2012

"Dear Karen and Tom and family,
Frank and I are so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss.  You are in our thoughts and prayers as well as your family.   How wonderful the depth of love and the legacy of your treasured relationship with your Dad and the loving memories that will never fade.  
All our love,"

This tribute was added by Anthony Zielonka on 3rd September 2012

"My sincere condolences, dear Magda and Family,

This tribute was added by charles flynn on 2nd September 2012

"Magda and family,
Hendrick was a big hearted, totally alive, loving man.   What a gift.  Ever, Chuck"

This tribute was added by Paul Douillard on 2nd September 2012

"Dear Magda and family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you on the loss of Hendrik. Carol and I remember fondly many evenings at your home sharing a good wine, a fine meal and many stories and laughs with Hendrik. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Love, Paul and Carol"

This tribute was added by India Koopman on 31st August 2012

"I met Hendrik only a few times, and one of the first that I remember was at John and Betsy's wedding. Hendrik and my father, John, had been enjoying the champagne, "feeling their oats," and were teasing each other. I can see Hendrik's big, broad smile now.


This tribute was added by Tom Borden on 31st August 2012

"Hendrik, I have never met a family as close, connected and loving as yours.  Not just to each other, but also to the people and world surrounding you.  As a new parent myself, I now know that this doesn't just happen, it comes from the love that you give to your children and the things that you teach them.  I salute you and Magda for what you've created.  It is the greatest gift. - TB"

This tribute was added by Queenie Giraudo on 31st August 2012

"Dear Magda, dear children... Please received our sincere condolences in this sad moment. We have beautiful memoires from so many wonderful moments spent together in Bariloche.
We love you and feel near to you all -Gerardo&Queenie-"

This tribute was added by John Pulcini on 31st August 2012

"Dear friend "Hank":

You were a good friend and great teammate as we partnered conducting specialized audits around the globe.  And I was blessed with the additional benefit of an incomparable traveling companion who shared my love of laughter, adventure and risk.  My sincere condolences to Magda, my daughter's language mentor, and to Hank's family.  I am very sad.

John Pulcini
Sarasota, FL"

This tribute was added by Karen deMoor on 30th August 2012

"Dad, I did a hike tonight and watched the sun set into the ocean from the hilltop. I closed my eyes and felt you sitting next to me. You inspired my love for nature and to savor such magical moments as sunsets. I thank you for so many things you've taught me, and especially this. I love you and I miss you so much.
- Karen"

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