Frank R. Henry

Frank R. Henry, 74, of West Nanticoke died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Hampton House, Hanover Township.

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 .

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 7, 2012