Samuel Ernst Henes, 76, of Cleveland/Lakewood, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, after a short bout with lung cancer.
He was born Jan. 28, 1937, in Wellington to the late Ernst L. and Martha Artz Henes.
Sam graduated from Wellington High School as co-valedictorian and from Cornell University with honors and Harvard Law School.
He served two years in the U. S. Army in Germany before joining the Arter Hadden Law Firm in Cleveland where he retired as a partner.
Sam was an avid reader, collecting first editions of several authors and poets. He was a member for many years of the Rowfant Club of Cleveland, founded in 1892 for members interested in "primarily the critical study of books in their various capacities to please the mind of man."
He was a longtime member and president of the Musart Society, which supports the activities of the department of performing arts, music, and film at the Cleveland Museum of Art. During his tenure, he participated in the purchase of several historically informed harpsichords, a piano forte, and a small chamber pipe organ for the museum as well as the restoration of Holtkamp pipe organ at Gartner Auditorium.
Sam enjoyed international travel to Europe, the Middle East, Egypt, India, and Nepal. He circumnavigated the globe on two occasions.
Sam is survived by a sister, Helen (Gerald) Prittie of Louisville, Ky.; a twin brother, James (Martha) L. Henes of Akron; and two nieces and two nephews.
Future interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made to the Herrick Memorial Library Endowment Fund, 101 Williard Memorial Square, Wellington, OH 44090; the Southern Lorain County Historical Society, P.O. Box 76, Wellington, OH 44090; or Holy Family Hospice, 6707 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134.
Published in The Wellington Enterprise on May 2, 2013