Henry, passed away on February 8, 2017.
He was born July 12, 1929 and raised in Germany until his family escaped the Nazis in 1939. Henry resided in New York City and then Northern New Jersey until relocating to La Jolla, California in 2005.
He was President of Hugen International, a retail packaging distribution company, where he worked for more than 50 years and a director of NVE Bank from 1982 to 2004.
Henry is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Estelle, his children, Lori and Les, and grandchildren, Julia and Sam.
In addition to his dedication to his family and business, Henry will be remembered for his decades of charitable and community service.
He was a trustee of Englewood Hospital , President of the Englewood Industrial Association, Chairman of the Englewood Economic Development Committee and Vice President of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce and the chamber's "Man of the Year" in 1978.
He was a member of the Englewood Rotary Club for 30 years, where he served as president and was on its Board of Directors for 15 years. Through Rotary he helped develop Englewood Partners in Public Education, a mentoring program for students at Dwight Morrow High School. Henry chaired the club's Haiti Project, which equipped a hospital in a suburb of Port au Prince.
He served as Chairman of Rotary District's 7490 Gift of Life Foundation and was a Founding Director of Gift of Life International.
After moving to San Diego, Henry and his wife joined the La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club and brought the Gift of Life Program to La Jolla and other clubs throughout the area. The Gift of Life Program is responsible for over 26,000 cardiac surgeries that have saved the lives of children from all corners of the world.
A memorial fund in Henry's name has been established for Gift of Life and donations can be made out to the Gift of Life 5340 Foundation (a 501 c 3) P.O. Box 8625, La Jolla, Ca. 92038.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Feb. 15, 2017.