|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1925|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 2011|
John "Jack" Mitchell Henry
Veteran, US Navy, WW II
John M. Henry, age 85, founder of Steel Products, Inc., a local sub-contracting firm specializing in area school construction.
At age 17, Jack, born and raised in Bayonne, NJ, joined the Navy and was assigned as an electrician to the Destroyer Escort Ship, USS Paul G. Baker, and deployed to patrol in the Pacific theater. Operating off Okinawa, they rescued 78 survivors of a mine sweeper which had capsized and sank after being hit by a suicide Japanese kamikaze plane.
After returning from the war, Jack worked for the Bell Telephone Company, in NYC, where he met his future wife. In 1953, they moved to Maryland to join his uncle in business. In 1954, they incorporated their new company, Steel Products, Inc.
Friends will be received at Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home on Mar. 15, where services will be held Mar. 16. Interment Parklawn Memorial Park.
Wife: Joan Marie Arnaiz Henry
Denise Johns (Ed)
Patricia Daury (Lionel)
Joanmarie Houghton (Scott)
Kristin Tucker, Maureen Johns,
Dana Johns, Morgane Daury,
Jason Daury, Edward Johns,
Ashley Houghton, Glenn Houghton
Brother: Robert Henry Sr.
Preceded in death by
Parents: John W. Henry and
Martha Louise McWhirter HenryObituary
John M. Henry "Jack Henry"
John M. Henry founder of Steel Products, Inc. a local sub-contracting firm specializing in area school construction, died March 11, 2011 at the age of 85.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Joan Arnaiz Henry, his three daughters and their husbands, Denise and Ed Johns, Patricia and Lionel Daury and Joanmarie and Scott Houghton, eight grandchildren Kristin Tucker, Maureen Johns, Dana Johns, Morgane Daury, Jason Daury, Edwards Johns, Ashley Houghton and Glenn Houghton. Two great-grandsons Ethan Tucker and Jack Tucker. He is survived by one brother, Robert Henry, Sr.
Jack was born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey. At 17, he joined the Navy and was assigned as an electrician to the Destroyer Escort ship, USS Paul G. Baker and deployed to patrol in the Pacific theater. Operating off Okinawa, they rescued seventy eight survivors of a mine sweeper which had capsized and sank after being hit by a suicide Japanese kamikaze plane.
After returning from War, Jack worked for the Bell Telephone Company in New York City, where he met his future bride, Joan Marie Arnaiz. In 1953, they moved to Maryland to join his uncle in business. In 1954, they incorporated their new company, Steel Products, Inc. Jack had visions to grow the company and through the next 40 years, he achieved his vision. In addition to Steel Products, Inc., Jack started two other local successful companies, Capital Partitions and Rockville Partitions, and ran the latter until his retirement in 1999.
Once retired, he focused his attention on his hobbies; in the winter he and Joan would be at their ski home in Pa. or on many ski trips out west with friends and members of the "Over the Hill Gang" ski club. Jack skied until the age of 80. In the summer, he was dedicated to his vegetable garden determined to outsmart the deer who were also dedicated visitors to his garden. Jack could always be found riding his Kabota tractor.
Martha Louise McWhirter Henry (1896 - 1956)
Loulee Henry Wildason (1921 - 2004)*
John Mitchell Henry (1925 - 2011)
Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens
Maintained by: Jesse McWhirter
Originally Created by: Elsie Lee
Record added: Mar 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67385879