Henry W. McLenithan
1935-2014 BENNINGTON Henry W. "Hank McLenithan, 79. a resident of Carpenter Hill Road in Bennington died Friday June 13, 2014 at his residence following a long illness. He was born in Bennington, Vt. January 8, 1935. He was the son of the late George and Harriet Amadon McLenithan. Hank received his education in Bennington and was a 1953 graduate of Bennington High School. Mr. McLenithan served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He married the former Shirley Rice on October 6, 1962 in Bennington. In earlier years Hank was employed at Fairdale Farms. He later worked at Ideal Fuels, Johnson Controls and Nastech from which he retired. Hank took great pride in taking care of his lawn. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed deer hunting and enjoyed watching wildlife. He was especially fond of his dog Sammy. Survivors include his wife, Shirley McLenithan of Bennington;, his children , Greg McLenithan and his wife, Carole of South Burlington, Vt. and Jane Sukel and her husband, Ray of Trenton, Maine; five grandsons, Benjamin, Timothy and Jacob Sukel and Connor and Eric McLenithan; two brothers, Harold McLenithan and his wife, Janet and James McLenithan and his wife, Mary of Pownal, Vt.; hs mother-in-law, Helena Rice of Bennington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robin Greene officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. The burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. If friends desire contributions in memory of Mr. McLenithan may be may to the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 16, 2014