Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Apr 24, 1945 – Jul 30, 2020


April 24, 1945
July 30, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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Howard Henis, 75, of Warrington, PA, passed away on July 30th, 2020. Howard was born in South Philly on April 24th, 1945 to Louis and Tobey (Zorwell) Henis. Howard met and fell in love with Sharon Saks when they were 13 and 15 years old at a dance party. They have been dancing ever since. Howard graduated in the honors society from Temple University in 1966 as an accountant. He accepted a job at Arthur Anderson right after he married his childhood sweetheart. Their romance lasted 54 years. You could always count on him for anything; whether it was running to the grocery store, delivering soup, doing your taxes or running over to let the dogs out. He never turned down a homemade meal or chance to treat you to dinner. He was patiently waiting to eat a peanut with his grandson. A summer rarely went by that he didn't spend on the porch in Ocean City with his family; with a cigar and a book in his hand. Howard is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon (Saks) Henis, his daughters and son-in-law's, Jill (Henis), Scott Shapiro and Nori (Henis), Josh Jacobson. Howard is also survived by his big sister and brother-in-law, Sharon (Henis), Harold Riffkin, and his sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie (Saks), Alvaro Munoz. Howard was a proud Zayda to four grandchildren; Lindsay, Melanie, Rebecca and Zachary. Howard had many nieces, nephews and numerous beloved friends. Howard was his happiest when he was surrounded by all the people he loved and his puppy, Jessie. He enjoyed spending his time at the Cigar Shop with the guys and playing golf on Sundays with Al. He always showed up for his grandkids sports games, music concerts and celebrations. He was known for the wise advice he would give to everyone and his sarcastic sense of humor. Temple remained a huge part of his life by attending many football tailgates with his family and friends. He was always sure to let Sharon know how much he loved her, and when she was with him, all was right in the world. He will be greatly missed. Howard will be laid to rest on August 2nd, 2020,12:00 noon at Montefiore Cemetery, 600 Church Rd, Jenkintown, PA, Section 14.

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Lighting a cigar in memory of my friend Howard I will miss our friendship

Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this most difficult time.

Howard is the person that always held the focus of the room whenever I saw him. No matter who was there or how many, he spoke softly and everyone listened. He just was the person that balanced everything, never negative and always insightful, his words carried meaning. Howard was loving and devoted to his family, and that’s all he ever wanted or needed. I’ve known him my whole life and he will be missed. I love him and I am in shock that he has passed, he will be missed.

So sorry for your loss.

So sorry for your loss Sharon

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Sharon and family, we are sorry for your loss.

Nori so sorry for your loss .having to go through this myself recently,have no eords but know he was a great dad who who loved you very much and will be always with you. He will find ways to help you be ok. Love you

My heart breaks for all of his family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. He was as real a man as they come!! Love and prayers to all of you blessed to know him! ❤