YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Christine Church for William F. McHenry, 87, who passed away Thursday, May 4 at Heritage Manor.
William was born on November 17, 1929 in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Foley) McHenry.
William graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and served in the United States Army with the Military Police.
He was a boiler maker for U.S. Steel, vice president of McHenry Industries and owner of AMB Signs.
William was also a member of the VFW, United Irish of Southwest Florida and the Mahoning Valley Gaelic Society.
He was an avid Notre Dame fan, enjoyed camping and loved spending time with his family.
His wife of 54 years, the former Margaret J. O’Connor, whom he married October 6, 1956, passed away November 7, 2009.
William leaves his seven children, Bill (Sandy) McHenry of Medina, Peggy (William) Peterson of Charlotte, North Carolina, Philip (Kim) McHenry of Treasure Island, Florida, Paul (Jodi) McHenry of Canfield, Brian (Lori) McHenry of Warner-Robins, Georgia, Kevin (Gina) McHenry of Canfield and Mary Kay (Thad) Tokash of Tallmadge; sixteen grandchildren, Stacey, Andrea, Danielle, Nicole, Emily, Matthew, Alyssa, Connor, Keelee Shea, Taylor, Lauren, Cassie, Kelly, Scott, Liam and Jacob and a sister, Alberta Joyce of Rocky River.
William was also preceded in death by a son, Robert J. McHenry and brother, Edward.
Family and friends may call Thursday, May 11 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery with a military service.
The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff of Heritage Manor and Southern Care Hospice for the love and excellent care given to our father this past year.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Light of Christ Endowment that provides tuition assistance at St. Christine school, 3165 South Schenley Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44511 or to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St. Canfield, Ohio 44406
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, May 9 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.