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Paul B. Henry Jr.


Paul B. Henry Jr., 85, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on August 16, 1932 in Harrisburg, Pa. and was the son of the late Paul B. Henry Sr. and Tirzah J. (Yohn) Henry.

Paul retired from the United States Air Force with more than 20 years of continuous service, some of which he served during the Korean War. He was also a retired electrician for IBEW 143. After retiring from IBEW, he was the owner of Delmar’s TV in Lemoyne, Pa. Paul was lovingly employed by his nephew Howard Henry, owner of Howard Tire and Auto, from 1998 to 2014 as a chief mechanical/systems operations technician.

When his illness would allow, Paul attended Valley Baptist Church, Middletown. Paul was an avid bowler, golfer, and fisherman.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by two brothers, George W. Henry and William D. Henry and twin great-grandsons, James and Isaac McGowan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Bert Lyvonne (Cooley) Henry; four daughters, Paula L. Landis and her husband Michael of Newport, Kim K. Henry of St. Petersburg, Fla., Patricia D. Updegraff and her husband John of Harrisburg, and Darlene Bordner and her husband Michael of Grantville; a brother, Louis D. Henry of Florence, S.C.; four granddaughters, Stephanie E. McGowan, Melody C. Brewer, Shannon E. Evans (Joe), and Stacy R. Young; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A tribute to his life will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Jerry Cowan and Dr. James Luck officiating. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Burial with full military honors will be at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

Memorial contributions in Paul’s name may be made to, Valley Baptist Church, 1190 N. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057 or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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