Lynwood D. Henry, 83, of Mohnton, died Thursday evening in Phoebe Berks, South Heidelberg Township. He was the widower of Alice E. (Klinger) Henry, who died April 29, 2017. Married in 1955, they enjoyed a loving marriage of sixty-one and a half years.
Lynwood was born on September 20, 1935 in Cumru Township. He was the son of the late Delroy M. and Lillian J. (Ludwig) Henry.
Surviving are his children: Kurt L. husband of Christine A. Henry of Wernersville, Robin L. wife of James R. Lash of Fleetwood, Roger L. husband of Kathleen L. Henry, Mohnton, and Lisa L. wife of John E. Kowalczyk of Downingtown.
Grandchildren: Austin Henry, Tyler Henry, Alex Kowalczyk, Anna Kowalczyk, Garrett Henry, Phillip Henry, and Cooper Henry.
Two Great Grandchildren: Adelynn and Julianna Henry.
A brother, Terry D. husband of Mary Henry of Bensalem. A brother Allen died in 1988.
Lynwood was an active member of Zion Evangelical Congregational Church, Mohnton serving as head trustee and usher.
He was a graduate of the former Mohnton High School in the Class of 1953. Lynwood scored fifty-one points--the highest ever scored in a basketball game at this alma mater. After graduating from high school he received a basketball scholarship to Albright College but was drafted by the Cleveland Indians where he played 1953 through 1955.
Lynwood umpired baseball in the Lebanon Valley American Legion League. He coached baseball for the Shillington American Legion with his son, Kurt, from 1981-1985
As a hobby he enjoyed hunting at his camp in Dushore, Sullivan County. He, also, enjoyed attending all his grandchildren’s sporting events and was their number one supporter. He enjoyed playing golf. He was a former member of the Mohnton Lions Club.
He had been employed for thirty years as a salesman by Glen Grey Brick, Inc.
Funeral services from Zion Evangelical Congregational Church, 57 North Church Street, Mohnton, PA 19540 on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Robert W. Shuey officiating. Interment in Pleasant View Cemetery, Spring Township. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.
The children wish to give thanks to the Phoebe Berks nursing staff for the wonderful care that they offered their Dad. Your commitment to Dad was greatly appreciated..
Memorial contributions may be offered in Lynwood’s memorial to his church at the above address.
Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc. Temple is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at milkinsgilesfuneralhome.com.