Henry Kokojan (1925 - 2013)

Obituary
  • "Koki was a great cameraman and a great pleasure to work..."
  • "I am so sorry for your loss. Although time may pass, the..."
    - D McCarthy
  • "Henry, I miss your hugs and kisses at the nursing home. I..."
    - Sylvia Smith
  • "Koki was not only a talented cameraman but a lovely,kind..."
    - katharine field
  • "What a kind and brave man. So much talent and so modest..."
    - Inara de Leon

A mass of Christian burial for Henry A. Kokojan, 87, will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St Francis' Catholic Church, Enid, OK. Father Rajesh Mankena officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Hennessey under the direction of Henninger Hinson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Friday, March 22 at the funeral home. Henry was born September 27, 1925 in an Enid hospital to Anton F. Kokojan and Minnie Brauner Kokojan. He died March 16, 2013 in Irving, TX. He attended schools at Pleasant Valley District 106 (a one room schoolhouse), Bison, Shawnee and Stillwater. He served in WWII in combat with the 77th Infantry Division. He received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his actions during the Battle in Okinawa. He spent several more years on the farm and then worked as a Motion Picture cameraman on feature films. Later, he was employed as an NBC cameraman, travelling the world and reporting the news with some of the most distinguished broadcasting pro-fessionals of our time. Henry was highly respected in his field. Throughout his career, he always made his home in the Dallas area. Surviving is a son and a daughter: Lawrence Kokojan of Euless, TX and Teresa Kokojan of Denton, TX. He is also survived by ten grandchildren. His brother, Wilfrid, is residing on the homestead Southwest of Waukomis. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Kokojan, his daughter, Kathy Norman, his parents and one brother, Herman. The family would like to express its appreciation to VIP Living Center in Irving, TX for their outstanding care and friendship. Memorials can be made to Our Daily Bread through the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.enidwecare.com Henniger-Hinson Funeral Home 580-223-1700



Published in Dallas Morning News on Mar. 20, 2013
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