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Ronald L. Henry

Born: Sun., Oct. 26, 1947
Died: Fri., Jul. 5, 2013


Celebration of Life

6:00 PM Thu., Jul. 11, 2013
Location: West Colesville Fire Station


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Ronald L. Henry
Of West Colesville

Ronald L. Henry, 65 of West Colesville died unexpectedly on Friday July 5, 2013 at Wilson Memorial Hospital.  He was predeceased by his mother Madolynne Henry.  He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Henry, 4 children, Aaron Henry, MD, Allison & Dan Post, Farmington, CT, Crystal Travis, Binghamton, Ashley Elder, Horseheads, 10 grandchildren, his father, Ellsworth Henry, Bath, sister, Cindy Matacle, nephew, Bryan Matacle, both of Nunda, NY, an aunt, several cousins and many friends.  Ron was a retired History Teacher and Coach at Harpursville Central Schools.  He was a charter member & Past Pres. of Colesville Rotary, Paul Harris Fellow, Originator & Past Pres. of Colesville Dollar for Scholars and was Pres. of Old Onaquaga Historical Society at St. Luke’s Museum.  Ron was a 2013 Inductee into the NYS High School Softball Hall of Fame.  “His entire teaching & coaching career was dedicated to the children & families of Harpursville Central Schools.”
A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held Thurs. at 6 p.m. at the West Colesville Fire Station, Corner of Colesville Rd & Ouaquaga Rd.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Colesville Dollar for Scholars POB 1 Harpursville, NY 13787 or Old Onaquaga Historical Society POB 318 Harpursville, NY  13787.  On-line condolences may be made at:  www.omaddenfh.com.  Arrangements by the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville.

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Terry Bergman Howell
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
We have to remember not just that you died, but that you lived.
And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

My condolences to the family. He was a kind, fun-loving, wonderful man and an amazing teacher. A teacher that we all learned so much from. He taught in a way that made you remember things that were discussed in his class. He was one of my all-time favorites!

May you RIP Mr. Henry, you will be missed by the many that loved you. <3

Billiejo Moore
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
Sweet sweet man.i will never forget all you taught me not only in the class room but the softball field,you were a great coach and you had a great personality I will never forget you! To yr family I am so sorry for yr loss, but you have gained an amazing angel.....rip mr.henry

Annie Jones King
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
Words cannot express my deep sadness at the loss your family and the entire community is experiencing. Mr. Henry will forever be on my list as a favorite teacher and coach. He and Roger Hutchinson helped me transition from a "gangly" teenager into a functioning adult. Their compassion and humor made high school a happier place.
Mr. Henry took me smelt fishing, to Friendly's for a "pitchers and catchers" meal, didn't kick my tail when I fell asleep babysitting, and ate almost every after ballgame snack I brought on the bus. He teased me and always allowed me to tease back. All are special memories. But most of all he was a great man. Many of us are better for knowing him.
May God comfort you and give you peace knowing many love you and are praying for you.

Donna Kenyon
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
I am so very sorry to hear that we lost Ron. He was a treasured colleague with a sharp (and sometimes slightly warped!) sense of humor. Ron, I'll never forget the faculty talent show we had back in '95 when we danced to "I'm Too Sexy" around you as you sat on a stool in the middle of the gym floor wearing your one-piece bathing suit. The kids LOVED it--and with you, that's what it was all about, wasn't it? Rest in Peace, Ron, and I know that, wherever you are, you're already taking over the history and softball lessons.

Bob Svoboda
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
You will be very missed especially all your stories at Grammas Café. You"ll never know how many times that boisterous laugh of yours lifted my spirits and our many conversations over breakfast were pretty awesome. My sons and I will miss you very much Ron , but we will never forget.

Renee' and Gerry Huber
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, may he always be as close as a memory! Both my children and I thought the world of Ron, no matter where we met up be it at school or in the neighborhood he always had a kind word and a smile that could brighten any day he will be missed.

Kala O'Connor
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
My condolence to the family and friends. He was a good man and an amazing teacher. He made history easy and fun to learn. They don't make many teachers like him. He will be missed by many. May god put his arm around his family and give them a hug from you to let them know you will away's be near. You will never be far. Until you all meet again. God bless!

Jacqueline and Travis Bouck
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
Marilyn,Crystal,Allison and Family,

We our so very sorry for your lose! We love him so much in the short time that we have known him!! I would see and talk to him at least once a week and when ever he was at Lowes he would get to see Travis and it is going to be a great whole in our Hearts to not see and talk to him but I know that he is in a much better place and watching down over everyone! If there is anything we can do for any of you we are here!!

Love,

Jackie and Travis Bouck

Erin McCarthy Savage
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
Mr. Henry your infectious smile and your love for your students was amazing. I graduated in 1995 and can still picture your classroom and remember the sound of your voice. You will live on as a legend in HCS and in the hearts of all who loved you!

Ashley Vincent
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
Henry family,
Mr. Henry was a great and fantastic teacher. I am so very glad that I had the pleasure to be one of his students.
He will be missed.

Arlene Noyes
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
Words cannot express the sadness of the passing of Ron Henry. Ron was a great teacher, coach and wonderful co-worker. He and I shared our birthdays and never let each other forget even though I was the "younger"!! We shared lots of laughs. Ron touched the lives of so many young people that the lessons he shared will live on forever. Always in my thoughts, now proudly wear your well deserved crown!!! Marilyn and family, I send you my prayers and God Bless you.

Loretta (Bronson) Kinner
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Henry Family. Mr. Henry was full of love, life, laughter and would light up a room with his presence. He was a great teacher and Coach. He was always there to listen and always offered encouragement and knew you could do better if you put your heart into it. He will be greatly missed by many. May you rest in peace and may the family find comfort.

Briana Howell
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Henry! What a truly kind and loving soul he was. He always had his History class laughing with his jokes or teasing one of us! He was such a joy to be around! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. You will be missed Mr. Henry!

Wayne Criddle
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Mr. Henry, you are the true measure of a great man. You dedicated your entire life to making a positive difference to everyone around you. Your community and the thousands of students that were lucky enough to call you their teacher will miss you, remember your dedication, and love for them, thank you for everything.

Francesca Booth aka Francesca Ackerman
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
My heart is with the family and friends of this dearly departed soul. I remember Mr. Henry to be such a kind man, with an adventurous thirst for knowledge as my History Teacher and noticed him to be a brilliant sports coach.

To his son Aaron, whom was in my HS classes, your Father will always be a light in so many of our lives. My deepest condolences. Xx


Ron Quackenbush
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Mr. Henry was one of those few teachers who you remember fondly for the rest of your life. I was lucky enough to be taught by him and am better for it. He was always quick with a nice word about someone and truly cared about his students. His passion for teaching was obvious to anyone who spent time in his classroom. He carried that passion to the girls he coached in softball as well. My condolences to his family. He will be missed by many.

Rex Hurlburt
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Ron always made my job interesting and never dull. We will all miss his special brand of humor and his dedication to making the world a better place to live.

Marilys Gilbert
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Aaron, my condolences to you and your family at the untimely death of your father. May you find comfort and peace from your memories of times together and the extraordinary life he led. My prayers and sympathies go out to you and your family at this time of grief.

kirk p easton
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013

The pain endured cannot be relieved, the loss can never be replaced, the memories can never be cast away; but with some amount of compassion, thoughtfulness, gentle words, one can surely help ease the pain. These condolence messages will help remind you, that although death separates us from one another in body, in spirit, the person always remains alive. Alive through the kind words they said to us, the caring deeds they did for us, the lesson that they taught us, and the example that they were to us. Let us remember them in our prayers, in our fond memories, in our everyday actions, so that remembrance brings joy, not tears. RIP Mr Henry
.

Dawn (Conklin) Ashworth
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about Ron's passing. He was a great man, teacher and friend. I enjoyed so many good times with him and the family. Following his teams in softball was always lots of fun as a sports fan of HCS teams. He truly loved the students at school and was dedicated to both being a teacher and a coach. His joyous laughter and wonderful smile will be missed. His children had a wonderful dad. May you all cherish the special times and memories of your dad and husband. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Hope Gates henry
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Sending thoughts and prayers to the Henry family on the passing of Mr. Henry. He was a wonderful teacher and one who is remembered by so many. So sorry for your loss.

Penny Merrill Silvanic
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
So many wonderful memories when I think of Mr. Henry. He will be missed by many. Praying the Lord's peace, strength and courage for his family at this difficult time.

Amelia Hernández
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Sra. Marilyn: Mis más sentido pésame, Dios sane pronto su corazón. Es hermoso leer cuanto amor daba su esposo a todos lo que le rodeaban. Aunque sólo conviví hace muchos años con él, le recuerdo muy amable y sonriente.

De la familia mexicana reciban todas nuestras bendiciones y mucho amor.

Descanse en paz Ron Henry.

Susan Davis
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss...and I know I can speak for the folks in our groups through the years too. We hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Carey Bowers Stanley
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
to the Henry family. Words can never express how I felt about Mr. Henry he was my teacher ,coach, friend , father, protector, encourager. Over the many years I had the pleasure of playing ball with him their was not one day that has gone by that he is not in my memory's . Everything good that came from harpursville had everything to do with Mr. Henry . He loved us all not matter we're we came from he was the best friend I had. I send love and prayers to you all and find strength in knowing he was a very loved and respected man and he will never be forgotten!

Eddie Parker
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Aaron:

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult it is to lose a father, and I grieve with you. Know that it does get better with time, and that the good times will take front and center in your memory.

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Eddie.

Kassie Woodard
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family has been in our prayers these last few days.

I've been filled with memories of the fun times that we had with Mr. Henry. I think the favorite memory of all, one in which I've shared with my children, and a lesson I've tried to emulate myself, is regarding how he coached us in softball. I've always thought that the reason we won States was because of Mr. Henry's positive attitude. It wasn't that he was cheerful, which he was. It was that the words that came out of his mouth, to all of us girls, was that we were the best. He always set the vision for us higher than we may have seen ourselves. I think we all could say that we had every confidence that he believed in us. That he thought we were the best. He was always encouraging.

I'm sorry for the loss to your family and to the community, however I'm grateful for the impact that he had on me.

Much love,

Kassie Woodard (Gregory)

Kelly Springsteen-Starnes
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
To the Henry Family:
May God's comfort be felt by you all in this very trying and difficult time. May his words bring solitude and understanding and reassurance that our heavenly father has Ron by his side.
Mr.Henry was not only my mentor in many ways but such a dear friend. I am so grateful for him being as stearn and driven with me, it was what showed me how to be the best person I could possibly be. The compassion and care he put into getting to know each and every person who entered his life. Acknowledging and praising their strengths to bring them to a place where their weaknesses were easier to accept and to improve upon. He was such an extraordinary man that there will never be another like him. With all my heart and soul I will miss him, but yet he will remain living in my many memories.

Andra Burns
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
To Those Who Knew and Loved Ron,

My heart aches to know that the world is physically without Ron Henry anymore: a man who was not only passionate about teaching and softball, but about laughter and people. Mr. Henry never failed to make me, and those around me, laugh - even when he caught me, incredibly late to class, sitting on a bench down the hall from his classroom - which was where I was supposed to be; and especially when he did things like dress silly and dance to "I'm Too Sexy" in front of the whole school.

Thankfully, the world is left a little brighter...a little kinder...and little more hopeful because Mr. Henry was here. So, even in the heart ache, I rest assured that even though Mr. Henry is gone, he is not forgotten...and that his laughter can still be heard in the halls of HCS, his home, and our lives.

Gail Hennessey
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Marilyn and family,
Cliff and I were shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Ron. A friend and colleague,Ron always made those who came in touch with him smile a bit more that day. He will be missed.
Gail

Steve Stoeckel
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Growing up, I remember how close my sister Susan and Allison were, how we'd stop by the house to visit and always see Mr. Henry busy doing something or other always seeming to keep busy.

Having him as a teacher, seeing how he coached those girls in for softball, I've always admired him, he always seemed to know how to get the right motivation and I loved how he always cracked a joke to brighten the mood.

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this terrible tragedy, it was such a shock for me to hear the news and I really wanted it to be just a bad dream that I could wake up from when I heard what had happened.

I'm sure that you are seeing how loved he really was from the entire community and only time will heal the pain that we are all feeling, may you rest in peace Mr. Henry.


Michelle Johnson
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Mr. Henry,
History wasn't my best subject but you helped me pull through it. You were an amazing teacher. I will never forget you as a coach, mentor, teacher and most importantly the amazing person you were. I know you will be watching over all of us.
To the Family:
May God watch over and guide you. Remember he was a loved person and celebrate his life of goodness. Prayers will be with you through your healing process.
With love and prayers,
Michelle Johnson Class of 1998

jeff and tammy marshall
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
we only met ron a few times but he was our granddaughter other granfather and she loved him so much .she loved going to grandpa rons farm and he treated her like gold she would set on his lap and i was told that they would both fall a sleep ; she and i have been praying for grandma marilynn and her mommy and she will say tell grandpa ron that i miss him and love him she will be lost without him and the animals . i pray that GOD gives you all the strength to get through tese trying times
the marshall famuly

Gord Freeman
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
When I was a young boy growing up, Uncle Ron and Aunt Marilyn would come to Port Rowan in Ontario for holidays and weddings and various family gatherings... I'll always remember his infectious love of fun and laughter and pranks... and he was kind to us as children and took time to play with us. Everyone liked him! I'm not surprised by the number of messages sent. I remember one Christmas, he was running and sliding on the ice in the driveway with us. In his shoes! And when his feet went out from under him, and he landed on his hind end, rather forcefully, he struggled to his feet redfaced from the cold, but still laughing.
Sorry to see you go so suddenly Uncle Ron! I won't forget you.
Aunt Marilyn, my sincere and heartfelt condolences. I send you my hug.
And cousins, may your time of grief not be too long.
With great sympathy,
g




laurie munson haynes
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers. My father told many story of Ronnie and him ( John Munson )what fun the two had . Wonderful times are never forgotten.

Thinking of You and your Family.
Laurie Munson Haynes
and my mom
sends her prayers;
Shirley Munson

Tim Simonds
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
I pray for Peace for Ron's family as they cope with their loss. I was lucky enough to teach with Ron early in my career. He was a great mentor to new teachers as well as to his students. I learned much from him, and always enjoyed his entertaining stories.

Alice & Jerry Clark
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Such a truly wonderful person such as Ron will be missed by so many people and the entire community. Always so full of good humor!! We send our heartfelt sympathy & prayers to Marilyn and family. Thank you Ron for teaching our three children.

Dora Hulbert
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
You won't know me. I am a friend of Bryan and of course Cindy. Wishing all of you well and praying for you!

James E. Brown, MD
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
With deepest sympathy at the loss of your father. Aaron, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl Rowe
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
Uncle Ron will be.sadely missed. Many happy memories with him, Aunt Marilyn and their kids. Always lots of laughing and fun times. I know that he will be.sadly missed by all especially his close family.
Sending warm hugs and.prayers to surround you all during this difficult time!

Ethel Oliver
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
So saddened for the passing of a treasured member of our community. His laughter and joy of life should be an inspiration to us all. Thanks Marilyn and family for sharing him with us.

Karen Parks
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
Dan and family,

My deepest sympathy for all of you at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Karen Parks

Monica (Antoine) Zeccola
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
Dear Henry Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr Henry was my History teacher, and almost always funny, (and I remember the I'm too Sexy show) I remember him fondly, and with appreciation! We pray for peace for his soul, and for all of you. May God Bless you all!
Sincerely,
Monica

Meredith (Price) Nauman
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
"Dad Henry" always made me smile. I will always love how when he met my parents the first time, he tried to get me in trouble with jokes about frat parties! I pray that you can comfort in knowing the happiness and smiles that he brought to everyone he met. I love you all!

Regina Jones
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
Aaron, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

God Bless

Greg Davie
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
In the "formative years" of WCDO sports coverage, I needed coaches who supported what I was trying to accomplish. Ron and his softball program came through! Our first Sportsmanship award went to pitcher Theresa Northrop....two years later it was the State Champs. We did the special radio show "the Legend of Delta Dawn" talking with all of the players. Tamara Kenfick was the Sportsmanship winner that year, and Carey Bowers was Athlete of the Year soon after. I kept coming back to Harpursville softball because the girls played the game the right way. And the camaraderie and sportsmanship were part of the package. Ron's influence there is everlasting. Great sense of humor and loyalty without wavering. My sincere condolences to the family. He has earned his gold and blue.

Sophie Bocquillion
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Sophie.

Dear Marilyn, sister and brother, I feel so sorry not to be there with you for this very sad moment. We send you big hugs to all of you. We wish we could be there. So sorry again. Love, Sophie, Franck, Morgann, Léa, Lou and Nino (the little Frenchies)


Steve Freeman
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
Uncle Ron Henry was a guy that certainly touched ALOT of lives including myself.

I've read through what other people have said about his life and I can't help but think how the world was and still is a better place because of his example.

I can say that Uncle Ron really never grew up. That wasn't a bad thing. He was a master at fun while still being a caring man and seemed to easily motivated people to want to be "better"!

Christmas times were always more fun when the Henry family made it north of the border! Pictures of Uncle Ron wearing yellow paper crowns, bright red plastic lips with his customary huge grin are reminders of his sence of humour and enthusiasm for life. I always thought the waxed handlebar moustache was cool too!

One of the greatest legacies Uncle Ron left to me, is that he inspires me to be a better person and pursue the standard he was obviously known for! Thanks Uncle Ron!

Rose-Marie Gregory
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
Deepest sympathy to the Henry Family. Mr Henry gave wonderful support during my Rotary Exchange in 1973 and I remember him warmly. In Ozzie vernacular " Good on yer mate!"

Jennifer (Bullock) Rosario
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
Where to begin..Mr. Henry you were such an amazing person & will be sorely missed by so many. You & Mr. Hennessey made me LOVE history. You drove my passion for softball and always pushed us to be the best we could be. I hated the pre-season training you put us through but it was so worth it when we saw how much better we were than our competitors. So much of the adult I've become I credit to you and the lessons you taught us on the field & in the classroom. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to spend my high school years learning from you. Thank you for always knowing how to bring the best out in a person.

Mrs. Henry, Aaron & Allison,
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband & father. I am so grateful to have spent the short time with him that I did. Please know that the tears I cry and the prayers I pray are for the hole I know he has left in your hearts and in the hearts of those that knew & ultimately loved him.

My sincerest condolences,
Jennifer (Bullock) Rosario

Stacia Cardillo
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
Ali and Family,

Please know that you are in our thoughts and in our prayers during this difficult time. Your friends at the YMCA are here for you if you need anything.

Love Stacia

The Stanley Family
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
To: The Henry Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

God Bless!

Mike, Rehana, John & Robert Stanley

Don Rupp
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
I only knew Ron for a short time, but he had a definite impact on my life. He was a warm and outgoing man with a wonderful disposition. I miss him already. God bless, Ron.

Jennifer Wilmot
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Henry family. So sorry for your tragic loss. He was a great man as well as a fun and wonderful teacher.

Matt Maholchic
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
Harpursville lost a great man, a great dad and friend. I will never forget Ron.

Kelly McGowan
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
I will never forget how fun you made learning. You will be sorely missed by all of those who had the pleasure of knowing you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

kristie tasber
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
CRYSTAL,KEITH AND FAMILY
IM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. IV'E HEARD FROM MY SISTER,WHAT A WONDERFUL MAN HE WAS AND HOW MUCH HE MEANT TO YOU. KNOW HES IN A BETTER PLACE AND NOT SUFFERING. ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES YOU HAD WITH HIM.
FROM
KRISTIE TASBER

mark freeman
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
As I read through the condolences I'm made even more aware of Uncle Ron's gift of comedy and love. What an endearing legacy....to love people through laughter and the natural ability to entertain.
Some of my fondest memories ever are of the Christmases in Port Rowan. The warmth and wonder of people, food, pets and the chaos that followed Uncle Don getting out the cool 8mm camera. Camera plus spotlight equaled an instantaneous spike in antics, noise and face-making. I remember Uncle Ron sometimes participating and occasionally falling asleep through it all, sitting up, arms folded and in an armchair. Everything seemed right in the world of a kid. He had an amazing laugh, but some may not know that he also had a hidden strength. It was in his stomach, or at least we thought that as kids. His ability and willingness to withstand a hailing of "fists to the gut" from us as nephews was of superhuman status.
He taught history and coached softball, maybe more importantly was what we can learn from him through the stories of his life and his impact on people. That being a good guy is a good thing. Knowing a good guy is also a good thing. That's how I'll remember him.
Love and thoughts to you all.
Mark Freeman

Bruce and Christine Cumming
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
To Marilyn and Family.
We wish to offer you our sincerest sympathy for your loss of Ron.
So many memories return to us involving our relationship with Ron.
When we were beginning teachers, his mentorship and example as a "master teacher"was greatly appreciated. He was extremely serious about his profession, demanding high standards from collegues and students alike, but at the same time, was always able to make the educational environment a lot of fun.
On the personal side,we fondly remember the rowdy weekend pinnocle games, mutual construction projects, and practical jokes- especially as best man at our wedding.
Ron had a kind heart, sharp wit, keen intelligence - and always a twinkle in his eye! We are so saddened by the loss of a good man...and a good friend.

Jordan Taylor Green
   Posted Thu July 11, 2013
I have one memory but it will last with me always when the fire department was called to Alli's house and I as her back up was summoned to head down to meet them. Fully knowing you were there and everything was fine. I arrived at the exact time the authorities got there and we rang your bell. Smoke billowed out and I entered to see 4 kids at the dinner table and Alli's dad slapping his knee and laughing very hard. We all laughed while the kids looked bewildered wondering what was going on. I remember you said that Alli will not be surprised you burned dinner. I left and Alli's dad was still laughing.

Alli was so proud of her dad. She spoke of him often and during our bike rides I'd hear stories about when she was young. Alli is a wonderful friend to me and I'm grateful for her in my life.

Jessica White
   Posted Thu July 11, 2013
Henry family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Henry was a great teacher. I can still hear him teasing us in class. He always made you strive to be better then what you thought you could be. He acted as both teacher and mentor and did both with humor and encouragement.

Patrick McLaughlin
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
Ron and I attended SUNY Brockport together and did our student teaching in Akron high school. We had some very memorable times during our brief stay in Akron. My condolences go out to the Henry family. I wish that I could have seen him more since our student teaching days. I don't know why I was thinking about him today but I looked his name up on Google and found his obituary. So very sorry to hear about his passing.

Patrick and Eve McLaughlin
Middletown, N.Y.

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