Robert Henry, Sr., age 89, of Erie, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at St. Mary's Home of Erie. He was born in Franklin Parish, near Winnsboro, La. on August 9, 1922, a son of the late David A. and Mollie Wactor Henry. Robert proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. He worked at Interlake Iron until their closing then went to General Electric in maintenance until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, and researching his ancestry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Patricia C. Russo; four sisters, Rosella Sproles, Florence Johnston, Jeannette Witten, and Edna Pruitt; two brothers, Fred and Joseph Henry. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Louise O. Royer Henry; two brothers, George Henry and Dave Henry; his children, Robert O. Henry Jr., of Louisiana, Linda L. Henry Kelly, of Harborcreek, Ronald Paul Henry, of Destin, Fla., Steven L. Henry, of Erie, and Virginia J. Henry Passamonte, of Erie. Bob is further survived by many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, PA 16504 on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and are invited to prayers there on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Published in the Erie Times-News on June 21, 2012