Frank R. Henry, 74, of West Nanticoke died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Hampton House, Hanover Township.
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Born in Wilkes Barre General Hospital, he was the son of the late Jennie Niay and Frank Henry of Wilkes Barre. Frank was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Class of 1957. He was a United States Army veteran, stationed in Germany from 1958 to 1961. He also was a military police officer, receiving several medals, such as sharp shooter in rifle-pistol and he was an expert in carbine. He was also a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal.
Frank was a member of the Plymouth American Legion, the Elks Lodge of Pringle and the Larksville American Legion. During his 21-year membership, he served as commander for two terms and adjutant for three terms.
He was employed as a truck driver by Nicholas Trucking for 38 years and was a truck driver instructor for 10 years at Luzerne County Community College.
Frank was preceded in death by a son, Frank Henry Jr.; sisters, Dorothy Novicki, Carol Dellacroce and Debbie Mikula.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Dorothy Henry, West Nanticoke; sons, Thomas Keener and his wife, Tara, Dean, and Byron and his wife, Debbie; daughter, Lori Keener. He was also survived by a son, John Henry, Ransom; and numerous nieces and nephews, who he loved dearly.
Military services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday from the S.J.Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, with prayers at 6:45 p.m. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com for directions or to submit online condolences to Frank's family.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 7, 2012