New Orleans, LA
Dr. Albert Henry of New Orleans died Monday, Sep. 23, 2013 at his home. He was 76.
Dr. Henry was born in Vicksburg and lived there until attending college. He attended Tulane University, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in 1958. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and attended Tulane Medical School, graduating in 1961.
He was a member of Nu Sigma Medical fraternity. Upon graduation, he completed an internship at Southern Pacific General Hospital in San Francisco from 1961 to 1962. He then entered the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command and was stationed at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam and Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1962 to 1964.
He service as a medical officer with the rank of captain and was honorably discharged in 1964 after two years of service.
He entered a residency in radiology at Charity Hospital New Orleans from 1964 to 1967, and was certified by the American Board of Radiology in 1968. After finishing his residency, he held positions in the radiology departments of Charity and VA Hospitals in New Orleans with sub-specialization in neuroradiology. He was elected a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology in 1971.
In 1971, he joined Jefferson Radiology Associates with the predominate practice at West Jefferson Medical Center, Marrero, LA. He remained with that group till 1997.
He held membership in numerous societies including American College of Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, Radiological Society of North America, Louisiana Radiological Society, Louisiana State Medical Society, Orleans Parish Medical Society and others. He was a senior consultant in radiology at the Va Hospital in the 1970s and 1980s.
Dr. Henry had an early interest in music, starting piano lessons at the age of five. He developed an interest in organ and was instrumental in the restoration of the large organ at the Saenger Theatre in New Orlaeans, doing much of the work himself.
He played the four manual Robert Morton Organ for many events, including the ones starring Bob Hope and Johnny Carson. He joined a small group that was instrumental in getting the Saenger Theatre on the National Register of Historic Places, which led to saving the theatre form demolition. Also, the group was instrumental in saving the Orpheum Theatre in New Orleans which became home to the New Orleans Symphony.
Dr. Henry maintained acitve licenses in Louisiana and Mississippi, studied medical journals and used the internet in continuing education. Computers became a hobby and he often helped others keep theirs going. The 50 years in medicine had been great ones for him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Barry Henry Sr., and his mother, Helen Dornsbusch Henry; and a sister, Frances Barry Henry.
Survivors include a companion, Michael Joseph Fitzgerald of New Orleans; two sisters, Helen Henry Rogge (Edward Christian Rogge), of Atlanta, and Kay Henry Rone (Dr. Waymond Lee Rone) of Jackson; five nieces, Katherine Rone Wells, Frances Rone Morrison, Caroline Rone VanLandeghern and Ruth Rogge Fletcher, all of Jackson, and Kay Tiblier Harvard of Live Oak, FL; three nephews, Lee Michael Rone of Memphis, TN, Jerry Paul Tiblier of Winter Springs, FL and Joe Henry Tiblier of York, SC.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at The Church of the Holy Trinity Episcopal in Vicksburg with the Rev. Beth Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Sept. 27, 2013