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October 10, 1933 - October 18, 2018

Funeral Service Date
January 19, 2019
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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MORTON PAUL HENRY, 85, FORMERLY OF FORT WAYNE, DIED ON OCTOBER 18, 2018 AT HALIFAX HOSPICE HOME IN PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA.

MORT WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 10, 1933 IN FORT WAYNE TO CHARLES AND IRENE HENRY. HE GRADUATED FROM CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN 1951, AFTER WHICH HE SERVED IN THE U. S. ARMY IN GERMANY DURING THE KOREAN CONFLICT.

FOLLOWING HIS MILITARY SERVICE MORT RETURNED TO FORT WAYNE AND WORKED AT ITT AND FOR HENRY ELECTRIC BEFORE MOVING TO FLORIDA WHERE HE WORKED AS AN INDEPENDENT ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR ON SEVERAL COMMERCIAL PROJECTS IN THE ORLANDO AREA, INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL DISNEY WORLD CONSTRUCTION.

MORT WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF OUR LADY OF HOPE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN PORT ORANGE AND VOLUNTEERED WITH MANY CHURCH AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING MEALS ON WHEELS, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND THE HALIFAX HOSPICE HOME.

“UNCLE MORTY” WAS A GENTLE SOUL WHO TOOK GREAT JOY IN HUMORING HIS MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS. HE LOVED HIS CHURCH AND HER SIMPLE DEVOTIONS AND THE COMMUNITY WITH WHICH HE CONGREGATED. HE WAS A SPORTS ENTHUSIAST AND CHERISHED COLLEGE FOOTBALL, PARTICULARLY THE FIGHTING IRISH OF NOTRE DAME. HE WAS POLITICAL – A LIFELONG DEMOCRAT WHO HAD A SENSITIVITY TOWARDS THOSE WHO LIVED ON THE MARGINS. HE ENJOYED HIS PABST BLUE RIBBON, HIS TRUSTY ALMANAC, OLD MOVIES AND OLD-TIME COMEDIES. HE WILL BE LAID TO REST AT CATHOLIC CEMETERY NEXT TO HIS FIRST WIFE MARY HENRY.

MORT IS SURVIVED BY HIS SISTER CAROL HENRY VENDERLEY OF FORT WAYNE, SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS AS WELL AS EXTENDED FAMILY, AND HIS STEPSON SCOTT BUCKLAND. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS CHARLES AND IRENE HENRY, HIS SPOUSES MARY HENRY AND DEE HENRY AND BROTHERS CHARLES HENRY, JEROME HENRY AND EUGENE HENRY.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL WILL BE HELD 10:30 A.M. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019 AT MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1515 BARTHOLD STREET, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, WITH CALLING ONE HOUR PRIOR. DIVINE MERCY FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING WITH ARRANGEMENTS. AFTER INTERNMENT AT CATHOLIC CEMETERY A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL FOLLOW AT DEER PARK IRISH PUB. MEMORIAL TO MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD CATHOLIC CHURCH.

 

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Visitation Date

Visitation Time

Funeral Service Information:

Most Precious Blood Catholic Church

Phone: 260-424-5535

Address: 1515 Barthold St Fort Wayne IN, 46808

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

January 19, 2019

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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