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Warren "Buck" McHenry

January 12, 1938 ~ May 6, 2022 (age 84)

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Warren “Buck” McHenry / January 12, 1938­–May 6, 2022

McHenry family patriarch Warren “Buck” McHenry, 84, passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on May 6, 2022.

The son of James “Pete” McHenry and Catherine Lucille (Johnson) McHenry, Buck was born January 12, 1938, in Cambra, PA. The youngest of three children, Buck became a sportsman at an early age. In addition, he participated in high school basketball and football.

An avid jitterbug and square dancer, Buck and friends could be found evenings at the Izaac Walton Barn, Red Rock, or Kunkle Schoolhouse, Dallas.

A graduate of Huntington Mills Class of 1956, Buck went on to serve as a U.S. Army sergeant, 1961-67; stationed at Camp Pedricktown, NJ. He was an active member of the Shickshinny American Legion Post 495 and Benton VFW Post 8317.

Buck returned to Cambra to work for Vincent Construction, Benton; in the early 1970 he joined American Asphalt, Shavertown, where he worked as a regional foreman until retiring in early 2000.

A man of principle and strong character, Buck treasured his time at home relaxing under his apple tree or playing a good game of pitch in “The Barn” with family and friends. He was also a respected dart shooter playing in local travel leagues for many years. He was quick to share native trout from his secret childhood fishing hole and generous with the bounty from his exemplary vegetable garden. On a warm summer's day friends were always welcome to stop by for a toss of quoits and enjoy an ice-cold Genesee at his farm.

Buck was preceded in death by his parents James “Pete” and Lucille McHenry, Cambra, and half-sister Claire Nash, Berwick.

A loving brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy (Belles) McHenry; his sister JoAnn McHenry Walk, Benton; his children: Shelby McHenry Fennimore and son-in-law Robert “Bob” Fennimore, Gilbertsville; son Robert “Buck”  McHenry and daughter-in-law Fawny McHenry, Berwick, and daughter Tiffany Deitrick and son-in-law Rod Deitrick, State College, PA; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

With a final selfless act of kindness to make a meaningful difference, Buck left his whole-body donation to the Life Legacy Foundation. A memorial headstone will rest at the Cambra Cemetery

The family will announce a Celebration of Life gathering to be held at the farm later this summer.

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