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Charles Henry

February 12, 1943 March 27, 2006
Charles Henry
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Beloved and Devoted Husband, Father and GrandfatherCharles Wilbert Henry, 63, of Rogersville, Pa. and formerly of Washington and Graysville, Pa. died at 5:16 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2006 in the Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg, Pa. after being seriously ill since September 2005.He was born February 12, 1943 in Washington a son of the late Ben and Hazel Durrah Henry where he was raised and attended Washington High School and had resided in Greene County since 1968.He attended the Rogersville United Methodist Church.Mr. Henry had a strong work ethic, starting to work at the age of eight. He was an employee of the former RCA and Tac Tel plants in Meadowlands and was a funeral assistant at the Rush Funeral Home, Inc. in Rogersville for several years and at the onset of his illness had been employed in maintenance for Cornerstone Care in Rogersville for the past 15 years.He was a devoted and dedicated volunteer firefighter with the Center Twp. V.F.D. where he served his community for the past several years. He loved helping others in need and had served on several committees.Mr. Henry was also a member of the Moose Lodge 461 in Waynesburg.He had a good sense of humor and is best known for his hot sausages and enjoyed dressing up for the kids at Halloween. His hobbies included carpentry, woodworking, crafts and colleting Santa Clauses. His special interests included his antique car, car shows, traveling, singing, listening to the oldies, watching news programs and making time for his friends and family.On July 26, 1968 he married Karen Sue Courtwright who survives.Also surviving are his children, Robert C. (Lisa Orndoff) Henry of Waynesburg and Julie R. (Andy) Gillogly of Carmichaels; his beloved granddaughter, Ashlynn Renee Gillogly whom he adored; four sisters, Ruth (Harry) Morgan of Belmont, W.Va., Oma Gillispie of Cameron, W.VA., Rebecca (Mike) Seybert of Colorado Springs, CO. and Lillian (George) Dreamer of Cleveland, OH.; three brothers, Ben and Michael Henry both of Washington and Pat (Jan) Henry of Georgia; several nieces and nephews; from a previous marriage are a daughter, Teena R. (Dave) Fisher and her children Raymond D. and Jamie L. Fisher.Three brothers, Robert, Rex and John Henry, preceded him in death; he and Karen had a son who died in infancy.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Center Twp. V.F.D., Rogersville, Pa. 15359.
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