Mack Henry

Obituary of Mack H. Henry

Mack H. Henry, 91, of Buffington Township, passed away on July 9, 2020 at home. Born April 23, 1929 in Buffington Township, Mack was the “last man standing” of the Henry clan. He was the third of seven children born to James and Alma (Foster) Henry. He is preceded in death by sisters Ruth (France) Butler and June (Joe) Bruckhart; brothers James “Bub” (Peg), Hayes (Peg), Paul “Butch” (Martha) and Bob (Gail), son-in-law Chuck Lepsch, great-grandchild Amos, and best friend, Dick Dill. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Lou (Meagher) and children Frank (Donna) McCloskey, Laura (Howard) Day, Kathy Ashcom Lepsch, and Lisa Henry (Bill). Grandchildren, Shannon (Manuel), Jennifer (Carlos), Tom (Tonya), Mack (Danielle), John (Chelsea), and Brandon (Erin). Great-grandchildren Leo, Te’a (Teacup), Tommy (Bubs/Grandpa’s Pretty Boy), Gianluca, Elizabeth, John (JW), Adalyn, soon to be Evelyn, Conor, Isabella, Luke, Oliver, Max, long time family friend Sandi Dill and numerous nieces and nephews. Dad was, as he believed, of the great generation that lived and succeeded through tough times and proudly served his country. He was awarded the Victory Medal serving as a Sargent in the United States Army Air Force from June 1946 to April 1949. From Lackland AFB (TX), he went to Scott AFB (IL) then Fort Crook/Offutt AFB (NB) U. S. Strategic Command Center, and finally to Fort Benjamin Harrison (IN). He had many interesting stories of his military experience including a mention of General Custer having been at Fort Crook. Mack worked 21 years for Acme Bakery and various other jobs before becoming a coal miner with UMWA Local 488. He believed in buying American, loved Chevy’s and would give you an earful if you drove something else. He was affectionately known by his siblings as “Tricky” and famous for his antics, especially with his BF Dick. He loved his family and friends and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A special thanks to Conemaugh Regional Hospice, especially John, Father Scott, Sherry, and Amy. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Mack’s name can be made to Conemaugh Regional Hospice, 210 Industrial Park Road, Suite 150, Johnstown, PA 15904. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 pm Monday and 10 am till time of service 11 am Tuesday at Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia Street, Armagh. Father Scott J. Lill officiating. Interment Armagh Cemetery.