Douglas "Big Mac" Lee McHenry
Age 51, from Deltona, passed away on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012, at Fish Memorial Hospital in Deltona.
He was born on March1st, 1961, in the Bronx, NY. He was predeceased by his mother, Maxine McHenry, grandmother, Myrtle Sanders, and his Uncle Preston Leach, who was Doug's "Father Figure" and Mentor. Doug was married in West Babylon, NY, on December 23rd, 2005 and is survived by his wife, Marilyn and his daughter Maria Maxine. Doug always considered Marilyn's children to be his own: Michael, 30, "Lil" Marilyn, 22, Joseph IV, 20, and Michelle, 18. He is also survived by his aunt, Barbara Leach, cousins Christina, Erica, Robin, Julian, Alexa, and Tristyn. He was a graduate of Aviation High School in Long Island City, NY. Doug attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, and completed his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Phoenix.
In 1982, Doug joined the New York City Police Department as a Police Officer and was assigned to Upper Manhattan. Throughout his illustrious career, he was assigned to various specialized units, including Community Affairs, the Community Patrol Officer Program, the Boy Scouts Police Explorer Program, and the Traffic Enforcement Unit. Doug received many awards, medals, and commendations from his supervisors and the citizens in his precinct.
As a young man, Doug's love for football was formed when he joined the Pittsburgh Steelers and played for the Team during that season. He played for the Defensive Team and years later would always be seen wearing his signature Number 57 Football Jersey.
Upon their mutual retirements from the NYPD, Doug and Marilyn moved their family to Deltona, Florida. In keeping with their love of Law Enforcement, Doug and Marilyn were hired as Criminal Investigators with the State of Florida. They have always been know for their funny sense of humor, their uncanny way of making people laugh, and most of all their warmth and compassion when you were in their home.