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Merle E. Henry

Merle E. Henry, 92, formerly of Alfarata, passed away at 4:38 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Valley View Haven Retirement Community.

Born Dec. 25, 1927, in Decatur Township, he was the son of the late Harry B. Henry Sr. and Ada S. (Richard) Henry. In addition to his parents, Merle was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen “Pat” (Rossman) Henry; two sons, Steven A. Henry, and Ronald M. Henry; siblings, Anna Mae Osborne, Estella Goss, Beatrice Henry, Margaret Henry, Harry “Pete” Henry, Richard Henry, and Edith Miller.

Merle is survived by his son, Harold Henry and wife, Leslie, of Hanover; stepchildren, Raymond Rossman and wife, Sara, of McClure, Donald Rossman and wife, Beverly, and Mark Rossman and wife, Cindy, all of Lewistown; a sister, Clara Murray and husband, Dick; daughter-in-law’s, Lori Henry and Rena “Kay” Henry; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren;

Merle was a veteran of The United States Navy.

He was employed at Standard Steel for 38 years working in the mill shop.

Merle was a member of St. Mark’s Alfarata Lutheran Church. In his free time, he was a well-known gun, and antique dealer at local flea markets, and an official dealer of Griswold skillets. He was a very religious man who also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing his harmonica. He will be missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at 11a.m. Thursday Sept. 24, 2020, at The Barr Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown with Rev. Richard Bender to officiate.

A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Interment will take place in Maitland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Merle’s memory are respectfully encouraged to: St. Mark’s Alfarata Lutheran Church, 573 Alfarata Rd, Lewistown PA 17044.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.barrfh.com.