Frank R. Henry

October 6, 2012

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

Born in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, he was a son of the late Jennie Niay and Frank Henry, of Wilkes-Barre. Frank was a graduate of GAR 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 also was 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 for 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, of West Nanticoke; sons, Thomas Keener and his wife, Tara; Dean; Byron and his wife, Debbie; and daughter, Lori Keener. He was also survived by a son, John Henry, of Ransom; numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

Military Services will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, with prayers at 6:45 p.m. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the . Please visit for directions or to submit online condolences to Frank's family.


Published in Times Leader on Oct. 7, 2012