Louis “Joe” Henry, 88, of Warren, PA, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2023 following a lengthy illness.
Joe was born September 8, 1934, in Oil City, PA, the son of the late Raymond and Medora Weaver Henry. Joe grew up in Oil City and was a 1952 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School. Upon graduation, he worked for American Lubricants in Buffalo, NY as a lab tech, and then for Frederick Fladers as a machinist apprentice. Joe joined the U.S. Navy in 1955 and served aboard the U.S.S. Moale DD693 until 1959. Upon his discharge he worked for Sperry Rand as a Systems Engineer until 1967, and then worked for the National Forge Company in Data Processing until his retirement.
Joe was a longtime and devoted member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, where he was a former President of the Parish Council, a former President of the Cursillo Movement, a former lector, and Eucharistic Minister, and taught religious education there for twenty-two years. Joe also coordinated the Meals on Wheels program in Warren and Forest Counties for ten years. Joe will be forever remembered for his loving family and many friends.
He is survived by his loving wife Mary Loretta Patterson Henry, whom he married on May 23, 1964; a daughter, Tracey A. Casey (Brian Bennett) of Warren; a son, Joseph P. Henry (Michelle Pace) of Pensacola, FL; a sister, Mary Firster of Oil City, PA; three grandchildren, Sarah E. Casey (Ryan Shattuck), Nicholas Henry (Katie Rosica), and Morgan Henry; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Anne Huff; a brother, Richard Henry; a nephew Joey Dick Rossirter, a niece, Rebecca Ann Huff; and brothers in law, Charles Firster, and Donald W. Huff.
Friends will be received at the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA, on Wednesday April 19 from 9:30 until 11 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held there at 11 am with the Reverend Stephen Schrieber, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Warren, PA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Inc.
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