Hank, a 27 year resident of Rancho Bernardo, passed away at his home on April 13, 2013. His beloved wife of 66 years, Susan, preceded him in death in August 2012.|
Born in New York City on April 29, 1919, Hank attended CCNY and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. When the war broke out he enrolled in the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Port, NY, graduating in 1944. Hank served as a cadet midshipman and ship's officer during the war, transporting supplies to Allied Forces in Europe. His book, Gallant Ship, Brave Men, tells the story of one voyage which ended when the ship was torpedoed and he and other crew were adrift in a lifeboat for thirty days.
Hank had a 35 year career in fundraising and public relations for Jewish non-profit organizations in New York and Washington, D.C. In 1963 he earned an MA in Sociology at NYU.
In retirement, Hank was active in the local Democratic Club and served on the RB Library Board. He enjoyed watercolor painting, walking, reading, friends and family.
A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by sons, Dan (Nancie) and Fred; daughter, Marji; and grandchildren, Zoe, Justice and Bodhi.
His family and many friends will miss his caring nature, intellect, kindness, and good humor.
Inurnment will be at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Published in the Pomerado News on Apr. 25, 2013