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Donald R. McHenryOctober 24, 1929 ~ October 5, 2017 (age 87)
Donald R. McHenry, age 87, 391 Town Hill Road, Shickshinny, died at 6:54 a. m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville where he was a patient for one week. He had been in failing health for the past year.
Born on October 24, 1929 in Town Hill, he was the son of the late Robert C. McHenry and the late Daisy M. (Cotterman) McHenry Sangrey. He attended the Huntington Township schools and resided in Huntington Township most of his life except for the period from 1958 to 1966 when he resided in Florida.
Don was last employed as part owner of the Mc Bon Corp., Huntington Mills, working there for 16 years. Earlier he was employed as operations supervisor at the former Hanover Brands, Inc., Bloomsburg, where he worked for 20 years. He also served as a Pennsylvania State Constable for Huntington Township for many years.
He was an active member of the Town Hill United Methodist Church where he was involved with various activities over the years, including serving on the security team.
He served on the board of the Scott Cemetery for many years. Don also was on the response team in Huntington Township for the Bell Bend electric generating facility.
Early in his life he participated in a family musical group, “Catus Kate and the Yodeling Ramblers’, singing and playing the ukulele.
Don was preceded in death by a brother, Richard McHenry and a sister, Dorothy M. “Dottie” Long.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dawn E. Martz, with whom he celebrated his 44th wedding anniversary on March 31, 2017; two sons: Jay R. McHenry, and his wife Susan, Stillwater and Terry A. McHenry, and his wife Dorinda, Hunlock Creek; four step children: Dennis Price, and his wife Stacy, Berwick; Steven Price, and his wife Deborah, Millville; Brian J. Price, and his wife Susan, Town Hill; Sharee D., wife of Scott Hummer, Shickshinny; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Evelyn Coombs, a guest at the Bonham Nursing Center, Stillwater and Lois Moss, Town Hill; a brother, Sheldon McHenry, Town Hill and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a. m. in the Town Hill United Methodist Church, 417 Town Hill Road, Shickshinny, with his pastor, Rev. Bethany P. Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Scott Cemetery, Waterton. Friends may call at the Church from 10-11 a. m.
The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be sent to the Town Hill United Methodist Church at the above address.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Benton.
Town Hill United Methodist Church
417 Town Hill Road, Shickshinny PA 18655