Arthur Hendrickson ’66

30 November 1990

Class: 1966

Major: Mathematics

Deceased: November 2, 1990

Art was one of a kind.  His mind was always racing, looking forward to the next thing that would come along.  His math skills were second to none, and his card skills were at the top of the list.  How many times did I walk into his room to see him playing cards…typically a game of gin with none other than Frank Yoder.  It was “O.K.” to watch them play, but if Frank had a run of bad luck, he would bellow out “DOOR!!!,” meaning it was time for me to get out since I must be bringing him bad luck.  However, it was actually Artie’s skill that was winning out.  I remember going north to his home town on the Iron Range with Bob Shen and Joey Johnson to stand up for him at his wedding.I was sad to hear of Art’s “way too early” death.  He had a successful career involving computers, and surely would have been on a path to be the top dog at one of the Silicon Valley companies that were in their infancy when Art died.  May he rest in peace!Denning Smith ’66

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  • 2015-11-27 12:00:15
    Denning Smith

    Art was one of a kind.  His mind was always racing, looking forward to the nex thing that would come along.  His math skills were second to none, and his card skills were at the top of the list.  How many times did I walk into his room to see him playing cards...typically a game of gin with none other than Frank Yoder.  It was "O.K." to watch them play, but if Frank had a run of bad luck, he would bellow out "DOOR!!!," meaning it was time for me to get out since I must be bringing him bad luck.  However, it was actually Artie's skill that was winning out.  I remember going north to his home town on the Iron Range with Bob Shen and Joey Johnson to stand up for him at his wedding. 

    I was sad to hear of Art's "way too early" death.  He had a successful career involving computers, and surely would have been on a path to be the top dog at one of the Silicon Valley companies that were in their infancy when Art died.  May he rest in peace! 

    Denning Smith '66

     

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