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 Henry John Wills

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Henry John Wills

Birth
Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Sep 1985 (aged 77)
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Burial Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 89136718 View Source

Henry “Hank” Wills, son of John & Henrietta (Herbst) Wills, was born November 17, 1907 in Butler, PA. In the mid-1920s he was offered a job at the Flushing Journal newspaper on Long Island, NY. While working there, he met Florence McNulty, and the two were married on November 18, 1928. They had one son, Henry Jay, and the family resided in Valley Stream, NY.

Henry worked for the New York Daily News for many years as a foreman on speed presses. Upon his retirement in 1969, Hank and Flo moved to West Palm Beach, FL. They were both very involved in senior activities at the Ashley section of Cresthaven Villas, where they hosted a weekly ballroom dancing event known as the “Wills’ Sunday Night Dance-O-Rama.”

Florence passed away on January 27, 1985, and Henry died at home just months later, on September 4, 1985. He was 77 years old. Both are buried at Lake Worth Memory Gardens in Lake Worth, FL. Henry is survived by his son, Henry Jay Wills of Rockville Center, NY; sisters Ann Stone of Lake Park, FL, Martha Wegner of Winamac, IN, and Clara Worley of Chicago, IL; brother Clarence Wills of Chicago, IL; grandchildren Scott and Debbie Wills.


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