Dannert, Jr., Henry J.
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Henry John Dannert, Jr. (Harry) passed away on December 26, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Marion Clark Dannert, his sons, John-Henry and Kyle Dannert, daughter-in-law, Alison Ashley Dannert; his daughter, Lisa Dannert Bogan and son-in-law, Robert Bogan, three grandchildren, Tanner, Tucker and Campbell Bogan and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Demott and Mrs. Fred (Nancy) Forger, beloved nieces and nephews and treasured friends. A Celebration of his life will be held at Pilmoor Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 29, 2013, at 3:00 pm by the Rev. Brian Wingo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pilmoor Food Pantry, 192 Courthouse Road, Currituck, NC.
Harry Dannert, son of Henry John (Harry) and Louise Dannert was born on November 17, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut. The family moved to Cos Cob, Connecticut where Harry graduated from Greenwich High School where he excelled in athletics, earning All-State and All American honors. He then attended Bryant College in Rhode Island before serving three years in the US Army Signal Corps. While serving two years in Germany, Harry was selected to play on the US Army football team, competing throughout Europe and later coaching the Army team.
Harry and his wife, Marion made their home in Esopus, NY for thirty years where they raised their three children, John-Henry, Lisa and Kyle. In Esopus, Harry worked for five years as a counselor with troubled inner-city boys at the Wiltwyck School for boys and for the rest of his working career at the New York Telephone Company (now Verizon). In Esopus, Harry was a founder and President of the Port Ewen Athletic Association, developing and organizing, soccer, and basketball, baseball, and track and field programs for local youth. Harry coached both boys and girls Little League Baseball teams.
Harry and his wife moved to Bell's Island, NC in 1995 where they became active in local volunteer programs including, serving as docents at the Whalehead Club for several years, driving Meals on Wheels weekly for eight years, providing leadership with the Coinjock Ruritans to revive the Currituck Wildlife Festival, driving for Road to Recovery for ten years and more recently, working with the Pilmoor Food Pantry.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Dannert family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.
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Published in GreenwichTime on Dec. 28, 2013