2010-07-17 / Obituaries

Henry S. “Hank” LeMay

Henry S. “Hank” LeMay age 85 of Lancaster passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at his residence after suffering a massive stroke June 29th in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Hank was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1016 and the Bishop Fenwick Assembly 4th Degree. He owned and operated Atlas TV for years and was convention director for the American Legion office in Columbus. He served in the U.S. Navy and was aboard the U.S.S. PC-1232, the “Gray Ghost”of the Normandy Coast, on D-Day as a signalman. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #11 and was honored in 2009 as the oldest past commander (1959) of the Post. He also was a member of the Black Cats, the 40 et 8 and active in the Fairfield County Democratic Club. He was a proud member of the Lancaster Ohio Veterans Burial Detail and the Bib’s Breakfast Club. The family wishes to thank FairHoPe Hospice for their loving care of our dad.

He is survived by his loving children, daughter Dr. Diane M. LeMay, Hebron; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael H. and Carol LeMay, Lancaster and James “Pete” LeMay, Sheffield Lake, OH; grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer and Gregory Firestone, Pickerington and Jonathon and Megan LeMay, Lancaster; two great grandsons, Brandon Christopher Firestone and Cameron Matthew LeMay; good friend, Phyllis Sherman and her family; sisters and brother-in-law, Pauline Gagnon, North Smithfield, R.I. and Delores and Frank Hart- man, Danvers, MA; brothers and sister-in-law, Richard Lemay, North Smithfield, R.I. and Paul and Rose Lemay, Venice, FL.; sisters-in-law, Vivian Woods, Lancaster, and Martha Graf, Logan; several loving nieces and nephews including special niece and husband, Carolyn and Larry Kemmerer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Doris Graf LeMay; an infant daughter; parents, Henry Herve and Laura Lemay; sister and brother-inlaw, Suzanne (Lemay) and Al Messier; sister-in-law, Brenda Lemay; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Devon and Esther Tipple, Bernice Sharp, Andrew Woods Jr., and Bud Graf.

Mass of Christian Burial was Monday at The St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Father Donald Franks and Father Denis Kigozi as celebrants. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery where the Lancaster Ohio Veterans Burial Detail will conduct military graveside services.

Memorials may be given to the St. Mary Catholic Church or the Lancaster Veterans Burial Detail in Hank’s memory.

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