John W. Henrickson, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Henrickson was born in New Orleans, raised in San Diego and educated at Pomona College and University of California Irvine School of Medicine. Beginning with a family trip to Honolulu in 1959, it was his dream to live in Hawaii and he was lucky enough to achieve this dream. He was a board certified Neurosurgeon who began his practice in Honolulu at Queens Medical Center in 1978. After he stopped his surgical practice he continued to do consulting work. He became interested in anti-aging medicine later in his career. John was an avid reader of all things related to science, the brain and space. John was also a lifelong "Trekkie". He was a body builder all his life and focused on living a healthy life style. He was not married and had no children except for his Turkish Van Cats that he thought of as his "children." He could often be seen driving around the island in his custom made stainless steel jeep or reading the newspaper every day at Starbucks. John enjoyed traveling throughout the world for medical conferences or for the adventure of seeing foreign places. He made many friends through the years who he cared for and was there for in their times of need. John's life changed when he developed Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body Dementia. He was fortunate to live the last years of his life in his own home with a view of the Pacific from his bed. He was lovingly cared for by BrightStar of Honolulu and assisted by Island's Hospice for his final 6 months. After he passed, John's body was donated to the University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine to be a "silent teacher". He was predeceased by his parents Dr. John and Mrs. Dorothy Henrickson of San Diego and his sister, Carol Ann Mack of South Pasadena, California. He is survived by his sister, Marilyn Harter of Phoenix, Arizona. Please share your memories or pictures on Facebook (Dr. John Henrickson). John lived life to the fullest and did it his way. Until we meet again. Aloha.
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