The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 3, 2010

Charles Theodore Henry

JOHNSTOWN — HENRY – Charles Theodore, 84, Johnstown, departed this life Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Dec. 1, 1925, in Wilmington, N.C., son of the late Priscilla Barden and Robert Lee Henry. He married Mary E. Jones in June 1942 in Wilmington, N.C. Preceded in death by wife; sons, Charles Jr. and Theodore; sisters, Annie Jane Lewis and Minnie Henry; and grandson, Justin Charles Henry. Survived by son, Joseph W. Henry, and wife, Denise (Edminston), Fairfax, Va.; daughter, Peggy, and husband, Charles Jeffries, Springfield, Va.; grandson, Jay W. Henry, whom he raised, and wife, Rosa Tuise-Henry, Johnstown; sister, Naomi Sutton, Wilmington, N.C.; grandson, Joseph Michael Dzambik, and wife, Kelly, Johnstown; granddaughter, Jessica, and husband, David Jacobs, Glen Burnie, Md.; great-grandchildren, Kyrah, Janaeia, Julieonna and Karleena Dzambik; Anabelle, Emily and Audrey Jacobs; and Jaylen Charles Henry; a host of nieces and nephews; and special niece, Juanita McGee Pattillo, Altoona. Charles attended Williston High School, Wilmington, N.C. He worked as a coastline railroad worker in North Carolina, then relocated to Johnstown, where he was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corp. from 1951 until retirement in 1983. Life member of Trinity Asbury United Methodist Church. Charles was a 32nd degree mason, Conemaugh Valley Lodge 10. Charles was very active in this organization until later years due to his declining health. Charles participated in the 7th Ward Crime Watch to make his community a safer place. Charles loved politics and sports. He was an avid reader, specifically on African-American history and was a great conversationalist. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., and from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Julius C. Porcher Jr., officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.

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