Henry E. Glesing, Jr.
88, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully, on Feb. 8, 2014.
He was born in Indianapolis on Jan. 27, the son of Henry Edward, Sr. and Mabel Glesing. Henry graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in 1943. He was also a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography.
Henry served in the United States Navy in World War II and the Korean War as a photographer. In-between military tours and into the 1950s, he was a staff photographer for the Indianapolis Times and resigned in 1956 as photography director. The majority of his professional career, Henry was an independent business man and owner of Filmcraft Audiovisuals. An avid supporter of Indianapolis sports, Henry shot the game film for Butler University basketball and football through the 1970s and into the 1980s.
Henry served as the treasurer of the Mid-North Food Pantry for more than 20 years, and in 2009 received the Mid-North Church Council's Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award. For more than 60 years he was a member of Murat Shriners Indianapolis and the Scottish Rite. He was also a lifetime member of Sertoma International.
He enjoyed listening to the music of the Big Band Era; traveling; bowling; golf; and boating on Lake Freeman (Monticello, Ind.).
Henry was survived by Margaret, his wife of 52 years; sons Peter and Jonathan and their wives Jenny and Christy; and seven grandchildren.
Henry's life will be celebrated with a visitation on Wednesday, February 12th in Crown Hill Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Celebration of life service will commence at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 13th in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3421 N Park Ave, where Henry was a longtime member.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mid-North Food Pantry (3333 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis 46208).