Henry E. McKinney
August 25, 1929 ~ September 29, 2018
Henry Edward McKinney, age 89, of Hamden, CT, a longtime resident of Mechanicsville, PA, passed away on September 29, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY on August 25, 1929, he was the son of the late Henry J. McKinney and Marguerite Pigot McKinney. Henry was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Elizabeth Allen McKinney, son, Roger V. McKinney, and sister, Kathleen Heston. Henry is survived by his sons and daughters, Henry McKinney of Hamden, CT, Peter McKinney of North Haven, CT, Marybeth McKinney of Phoenix, AZ, Gavin McKinney of Hilltown, PA, Bernadine Klingsmith of Denver CO and Brigid McKinney of Phoenix, AZ. He was a short-time resident of Hamden, having over the years resided in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Arizona before moving back to Connecticut after retiring out in Phoenix in 1991. Mr. McKinney served in the U. S. Navy Reserve as an Aviation Cadet during the Korean War. He was employed as a Manager and Superintendent in the Cardboard and Plastic Folding Carton Industry and worked for several of the major manufacturers. In his time, he was considered an expert in the technology and equipment used for cutting, creasing and gluing cardboard containers. His expertise was instrumental in the development and application of folding and sealing technology that is used to produce plastic folding cartons today. A celebration of his life will be held November 10 at 1:00, River of Life Church, 3434 Durham Rd., Doylestown, PA. A reception following the service will be held at the Hilltown German Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Perkasie, PA. Burial will be in Phoenix, AZ.
I always knew things were going to pickup once Hank arrived. He could lift your spirits with his contagious smile, always made me laugh. My condolences to his family and friends.
Pop was a great joke and story teller! He could captivate the room with a sweet look on his face of searching for the next line, eyes blinking and then the delivery. I have fond memories of his gardening and going to the reservoir all day for swimming and lunch in Massachusetts.It warmed my heart to see how excited he got when Henry would be coming to visit! He’d gather up chores to be done and be so proud when the work was finished. He always spoke fondly to me of my siblings catching me up on their lives as we had not kept in touch. He took good care with mom in her last days. He taught me a strong work ethic, he raised me to know my Savior Jesus Christ. Rest well Pop.
Though I am not -blood- family I always felt he was part of the family. Got so I also called him Pop Pop. He will be sorely missed but we all know he know he is a better place. God rest his soul. We miss you Pop Pop
The little time I had to get to know Henry was enough to admire he’s strength and will to continue living.
You will be miss.
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