James W. Shirley Funeral Home
Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 28, 2019
Donald James Henry, Born December 14, 1932, passed away August 27, 2019 with his daughter Luette and son-in-law Bobby by his side. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years Donna Mae (Baker) Henry; parent's John and Margaret Henry, brother's Wilfred (Billy), John, Ralph, Robert, and Philip Henry.
He is survived by his daughter, Luette (Bobby) Sharpe, son, Donald (Connie) Henry, daughter, Amy (Lori Ruffner) Henry; granddaughter, Sara (Zachary Van Allen) Henry, grandson, Joshua (Sarah) Henry; granddaughter, Jamie Henry; great grandson, Wyatt Henry; and his sister's, Maureen and Patricia Henry. Don worked at Roy C. Price Ironworks that became Wheaton and Sons for 55 years. He was an avid gardener and card player. His vegetables were the highlight of summer for many family friends and strangers. Don was the mayor of SWHYKGT for 43 years. He was the oldest living member of The Italian Brotherhood of Guffey Club and a member of the Italian Miners Society. Don loved football. He played for the McKeesport Tigers and was honored by the school for his time playing. He loved Friday night football games at Norwin and McKeesport. He made an impact on everyone he loved and met along the years. He will be truly missed. By the way, as Don said, "Glad I saw ya."
Friends will be received from 1 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist church in White Oak. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.
Originally published August 28, 2019.
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