Henry Edmund Lendzian
Henry Edmund Lendzian
Henry Edmund Lendzian of Warwick entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 17, 2018. He was 98 years old.
Born on Feb. 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 New York 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, 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 was held May 23 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick.
Funeral services were held May 24 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Interment followed in Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
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