April 29, 1957 ~ November 23, 2016
Henry William Farkas passed away from a heart attack in his home in Morris Cove on November 23, 2016 at age 59. Through his last moments he enjoyed the loving company of his longtime partner Renate Dicks. He is survived by his daughter Jen Farkas and son Daniel Farkas, as well as his grandson Christopher Eldred. Born on April 29, 1957, Henry grew up in Levittown, PA. He lived life to the fullest as a proud Eagle Scout, Freemason, and an active member of several local organizations, including Branford Folk Music Society, New Haven Country Dancers, and the New Haven Yacht Club. Henry was an avid ham radio enthusiast who was generous with his skills in times of need, including relaying messages in New York when the Twin Towers fell on 9/11. His professional accomplishments were always a source of pride, including his current responsibilities as a Senior Unix Administrator at UnitedHealth Group. His past employers included AT&T, IBM, University of New Haven (where he also received his Bachelor's Degree), and New Haven Computer Company. Friends may visit with Henry's family on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 AM-12 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. A Masonic Service will be held during this time at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, Henry would have appreciated your support to any of the local organizations of which he was a member; including Columbus House (586 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT 06519), Branford Folk Music Society (P.O. Box #441, Branford, CT 06405), Hiram Lodge #1 (285 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06511), New Haven Country Dancers (1680 Ridge Rd., North Haven, CT 06473), and New Haven Yacht Club (156 Cove St., New Haven, CT 06530).
I lost a good friend and neighbor Thanksgiving eve. Henry was jovial, kind, philosophical, amusing, intelligent, welcoming, and enjoyed a good 4th of July barbeque with neighbors and friends. I am grateful that I had the privilege to know Henry.
We are saddened to hear about his passing. We will miss his dry sense of humor. He was very neighborly and defended all of our interests in countless meetings of the East Shore Management Team and when we took on the ACE to prevent dredging material being dumped into the Cove. We lost a very fine neighbor. Renate, we express to you our deepest condolences and sympathy.
Claudia Bosch and Kevin Buterbaugh
I RESPONDED EARLIER BUT IT DID NOT POST! BLESSINGS HENRY & CONDOLENCES RENATA! I\’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM COOKING AT THE 4TH BARBECUES AND MORE RECENTLY HIS MAHVELOUS PICTURES OF THE COVE! BLESSINGS! E
I got to know Henry and his wonderful sense of humor and knowledge through the work partys and Sailabrations at the New Haven Yacht Club. He will be sorely missed. Donna and Hermann Kasper
Henry had so much information and insight I enjoyed listening to him. He will be greatly missed.
I will keep his loved ones in my thoughts and prayers.
Henry was one of the most interesting and unique individuals we know and we both enjoyed his friendship, sense of humor and musings very much. It was a privilege to have been his friends, and we are very glad he got to see the stars. Our thoughts are with his family. Debbi and Cheryl Robin-Amendola
We so enjoyed Henry’s wit and knowledge. Conversations with him were always lively. It was our great pleasure to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Renate and the rest of his family. Eric and Vicki Pehmoeller
The world has lost a very special person. A rare mix of wit, compassion, intelligence and loyal friend – Henry will be painfully missed.