Henry F. Magnusen
MOUNT BETHEL Henry F. Magnusen, 80, of Mount Bethel, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Pocono, East Stroudsburg, PA.
Born in New York City, NY on June 12, 1937, he was a son of the late Henry L. and Anna J. (Sweeney) Magnusen. Henry was the husband of Joan L. (Coppola) Magnusen. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary last May.
Henry was a 1955 graduate of All Hallows High School in Bronx, NY, where he was active with the Alumni Association with the high school, was inducted into the high school hall of fame, and also involved in the Class Reunion Committee.
After high school, he was a 1959 graduate of Manhattan College where he earned his Electrical Engineering degree. He then obtained his MBA in Business Administration from New York University.
He worked as a Job Placement Specialist at Management Recruiters, in Hope, NJ, until retiring in 1997. Prior to that, he was employed in sales for various businesses.
Henry was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Portland, PA, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and served as a lector.
In addition to his wife, Joan, Henry is survived by four daughters, Mary Fahsbender, wife of Louis, Anne Fowler, wife of Donald, Carmina Chapp, wife of Larry, Joan Young, wife of Andrew; one son, Henry “Hank” Magnusen; and 8 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Monday, December 18th at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 720 Delaware Ave., Portland, PA, with Fr. Stephen Maco officiating. Family and friends are invited to call from 3 – 5 PM on Sunday, December 17th and again on Monday, from 10-10:30 AM, in the Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 4 Lillian Lane “Village of Johnsonville”, Bangor, PA. Graveside service and interment will be held at 12 PM, Tuesday, December 19th, at Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery, Flushing, NY.
Online condolences may be offered at gaffneyparsons.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown, 900 S. Woodward Street, Allentown, PA 18103. Gaffney-Parsons Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. 4 Lillian Lane “Village of Johnsonville” Bangor, Pa. 18013 (610) 588-2128
Published in The Express Times from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2017
Magnusen, Henry F. [MC1959 RIP]
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