Charlotte Henry


March 27, 1927 - May 5, 2018

OBITUARY

Charlotte lived a long and full life spanning 91 years. She was born in Brooklyn and grew up in South Ozone Park, Queens. It was there that she met and married the love of her life, Ed in 1947. They moved to Garden City Park and raised 7 children together for 27 years until his untimely death in 1974. Charlotte is survived by her sister, Evelyn (Dick) Knapp of Gainesville, FL, her children: Tom (Meli) Henry of Graham, NC, Kevin (Roe) Henry of Kings Park, New York, Gayle Murray of Jupiter, FL, Carol Henry of Flemington, NJ, Shawn (Cori) Henry of Franklin Square, NY, David (Lorraine) Henry of Port Washington, NY, Cheryl (Michael) Henry Coirin of Williamsburg, VA. Grandchildren: Stephanie Henry, Becky Henry, Sarah Henry, Lauren Snyder, Kevin Henry, Jr, Angela Henry, Janet Love, Amy Henry, Erin Pothoff, Rachel Henry, David Henry, Jr., Whitney Henry, Ian Perkins, Ivy Perkins. Great-grandchildren: Richie & Amanda Snyder, Emma & Morgan Love, and Olivia & P.J. Pothoff. She will be greatly missed by all. Charlotte was pre-deceased by her much loved father, mother and sister: David Koos, Jr., Lucy Koos, and Dorothy von Glahn as well as her dear, loving husband, Thomas Edward (Ed) Henry. In addition to the skills and patience it took just to raise 7 children, Charlotte was a very involved and untiring mother, never missing a play, performance and game for each of her 7 children, all while encouraging academic achievement. She was an active participant in PTA, an ever willing class mother, Girl Scout volunteer, Cub Scout Den Leader, and more. Even as Charlotte never missed a step in parenting, she was also involved in community activities as an active member of the Garden City Park Civic Association as columnist and editor. Charlotte, always an ardent historian, worked tirelessly to create fun and interesting displays and activities surrounding the Bicentennial in 1976, while at the same time planning activities to tie in the 50th anniversary of Garden City Park School as well as 25th anniversary of New Hyde Park Memorial High School in the same year. Charlotte spent a great deal of time researching and writing the histories of both New Hyde Park and Garden City Park about which she was invited to speak to countless school and community groups. History materials written and compiled by Charlotte may be seen in local libraries in New Hyde Park. Charlotte was a talented miniaturist who was invited to share her talents by creating displays for the Garden City and Shelter Rock Libraries which were enjoyed by many people. Charlotte was also a volunteer and board member of the Queens County Farm Museum prior to moving to Kilmarnock, VA in late 1994. As soon as Charlotte arrived in Virginia, she began to seek out volunteer opportunities to benefit her new community. Charlotte gave countless hours of her time, energy, and talent to Historic Christ Church in Irvington, VA, and Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library in Lancaster, VA. as well as many other organizations over the more than 20 years she lived in Virginia. Charlotte wrote a popular history column for 6 ½ years that appeared in the Rappahannock Record of Kilmarnock. Charlotte spent the last several years living near Jupiter, FL where she continued to work on historical research that will carry on her legacy of selfless civic involvement and contributions. VISITATION Thursday, May 10 1:30 - 4:00 PM & 6:30 - 9:00 PM New Hyde Park Funeral Home 506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY SERVICE Friday, May 11 10:00 AM New Hyde Park Funeral Home 506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY INTERMENT Long Island National Cemetery 2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY


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