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bank and insurance company executive

Robert LeRoy Henbest was American bank and insurance company executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Presidential citation with oak leaf cluster, lead bombardier Euro/Mediterranean Theatre Ribbon, with four battle stars.


Henbest, Robert LeRoy was born on August 25, 1923 in Elmira, New York, United States. Son of Edmund James and Helen Mae (Yost) Henbest.


Student, Lycoming College, 1943. Student, Elmira College, 1952. Student, University Connecticut, 1951.

Student, University Hartford, 1953. Certified, Wharton Business School, 1955.


Insurance manager Henbest Insurance Service, Elmira, 1941-1942, 45-47. President Henbest & Morrisey, Inc., 1945-1989. Bank director Elmira Savings Bank, 1987-1989.

Retired, 1989.


Chairman Chemung County Safety Organization. Worked for United Fund. Member National Soaring Museum, National Warplane Museum, Clemens Center Performing Arts, Arnot Art Gallery, North Presbyterian Church, trustee.

Volunteer Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program, claims counselor Courier Arnot-Agden Medical Center 6. Treasurer Thursday Morning Musicalles. Volunteer Chemung County Health Department.

Blood Bank volunteer American Red Cross. Major United States Air Force, 1943-1945, World War II, United States Air Force Reserve, 1945-1966, retired 1966. Member Veterans of Foreign Wars (life), Chemung County Insurance Agents Association (president 1958), American Legion, Curtis Wright Air Force Association, Professional Insurance Agents Association, Indiana Agents Association, Chemung Chamber of Commerce, 15th Air Force Association, 451st Bomb Group Association, Masons, National Warplane Museum, Torch International.


Married Grace Edith Rowley (deceased October 2005). Children: Judith H. Bayer, Jacqueline Lee, William H., R. Theodore E.

Edmund James Henbest

Helen Mae (Yost) Henbest

Grace Edith Rowley

Judith H. Bayer Henbest

Jacqueline Lee Henbest

William H. Henbest

R. Theodore E. Henbest