ALBANY – Glendon S. “Glen” Henry, 85, of Guilderland and Punta Gorda, FL, died Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Stratton DVA Medical Center in Albany. Mr. Henry was born in Rumford, ME, but lived most of his life in the Capital District. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a TBM Avenger gunner. Later he was employed by Livermore Chevrolet and Don Allen Chevrolet in Albany, and then operated his own shop Glen Henry’s Autobody. He was a charter member of the Guilderland Elks, the DAV, the Altamont VFW, and in Florida the Blind Veterans Association. He also was a member of the North Bethlehem Fire Dept., the Independent Autobody Association, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He was active in the Upper Western Independent Little League, and his autobody shop was a team sponsor. He was a communicant of Christ the King Church in Guilderland, where he served as a church usher and was a member of the church bowling league. He also served as an usher for Fr. Ralph DiOrio’s Apostolate of Divine Mercy and Healing.
Mr. Henry is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 65 years, Jane T. Burriesi Henry; his children Glendon Henry (Bernadette), Mary Ellen Henry (Toni), Michael Henry (Margaret), Jeanne Fass (Peter), and Patricia Cole (Gary); his grandchildren Mary Simpson (Dave), Greg Henry (Roni), Jessica Sadaka (Daniel), Carolyn Abate (Frank), Andrea, Kim and Michele Fass, and Andrew Cole; his great grandchildren Cody, Frankie, Angelica, Nicholas, Sammy, Gabriel, Gregory, Kaitlin and Elijah; and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings John Henry, Vicki Desormeau, Irene Kindlon, Avala Shongood and Patricia Chapman.
The Henry family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the VA hospital floors 9b and c, and the Atria Shaker staff for the compassionate care they provided Mr Henry.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 9:30, and from there to Christ the King Church, Sumpter Ave., Guilderland at 10:30. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather at 4:30 pm Tuesday in the funeral home for a service of prayer and remembrance. All are welcome. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168 designated for the Stratton VA Medical Center Fisher House, or to the Blinded Veterans Association Florida Regional Group, 3801 Coco Grove Ave., Miami, FL 33133.
I love this family that I have been fortunate to be a part of for 40 years. I will miss you Dad and will love you always.
My heart is with all of the Henry family as you say good-bye to Dad .He will truly be missed as a “father”, by me.
Roger and Jodie Greer
Jeanne, Roger and I would like to say how very sorry we are that you have lost your father. I know you loved him very much and I know how much he loved you. You were a wonderful, caring, loving daughter to him and that would not have happened had he not been just as wonderful, loving and caring to you. You were very blessed to have him as your Dad. With much love, Roger and Jodie
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Henry Family. I’m certain that an amazingly strong family will gather over the next few days to talk about the life of a wonderful father, husband, brother, grandfather, etc. Michael, just think, Gale has some great company now:)
Dana, Larry, Lana & Lawson Cate
Anne Arundel Co FD Station 26 A shift
You have our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We will all miss you grandpa, glad you are at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our family.
Kathleen Grote and Roger Simonds
We are very sorry for your loss. Please give your family our sympathies.
“Kitty” and Roger
Brian and Val Haines
Mike, We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family.
With sympathy, Brian & Val.
AAFD Co.42 D Shift
Mike , Our condolences on your loss. You are in our thoughts.
Fay and Anne McCoy Ireland
Mary Ellen and Family,
May your Dad Rest in Peach and our thoughts are with your Ma and Family. Fay & Anne McCoy , Wicklow. Ireland
George Ferguson 31 B
My condolences to you and your family for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all.