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Henry Edmund Lendzian

5/17/2018

Henry Edmund Lendzian, of Warwick, entered into eternal rest on May 17, 2018.  He was 98 years old.

Born on February 17, 1920 in Staten Island and raised there, he was the son of Herman and Edna (Kamenski) Lendzian.

He was predeceased by his mother and father, a brother, John, and two sisters, Marion (Nielson) and Catherine (Cory).

Henry was an avid sports participant and a NY Yankee fan.  He excelled in basketball and football, playing semi-professional football for the Fairway and Redskin FB clubs on Staten Island.  He graduated from Delahancy Institute after finishing high school, completing a certified welding course.  He worked in two simultaneous shipyards to support his family.  Henry enlisted in the Navy at the outbreak of World War II and served our country aboard the USS Jason in the Pacific Theater.  While on shore leave in California, he met his future wife, Pearl Johnson, who is predeceased.  Henry and Pearl established their home on Staten Island at the end of the war.  He was employed by the New York Telephone Company, now named Verizon, as a service foreman for 39 years.  Upon retiring, the couple moved to Warwick, NY where he and his wife involved themselves in community activities.  Henry was a past President of the Warwick Valley Senior Citizen’s Club, Meals on Wheels volunteer, Assistant Scoutmaster-Troop 38, a member of the American Legion Post 214, Past Commander of VFW Post 4662, and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge.  Henry was a longstanding member and active participant in Warwick’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his son, David, his daughter-in-law Janet and grandchildren Suzanne and Daniel, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 23rd, from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.  Funeral service will be at 10:00 on Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 95 Kings Highway, Warwick.  Interment will follow in Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

 

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Henry was a wonderful friend with his wife Pearl for many years in Warwick. He was very special when attending the Methodist Church and loved much. They added so much to Warwick in all the activities they were involved in. Thank the Lord for him. activities
Sandy Sharer Beil
5/24/2018
Daniel and family: I am so sorry for your loss. You were very devoted to him and that was a wonderful gift to spend time with him. Much love.
Melissa Bell
5/22/2018
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