Pavilion ~ Henry I. Janes, age 78, of W. Park Street, passed away into the arms of his Lord & Savior on Thursday (Oct. 9, 2014) at 3:50 A.M. at the Batavia Health Care Center.
Henry was born May 21, 1936 in Kalamazoo, MI to the late Raymond and Mary Kendall Rice Janes, formerly of Attica and Alexander.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, LeRoy in 1991 and a sister, Patricia Inderrieden in 2008.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Hirsch Janes, who he married on June 28, 1958; his sons, Douglas (Diane) Janes of LeRoy and Bruce (Wendi) Janes of Metlaketla, AK; his daughter, Karen (Tom) Propst of Pavilion; his 11 grandchildren, Charles (Corey) Janes, Jessie (Josh), Raeme, Justin, Madisyn, Jourdyn and Zakary Janes, Ricky (Kelly) Cooper, Amy Cooper, Abby (Dave) Wilson and Kelly Hammond; his 9 great-grandchildren, Zane and Nathanial Janes, Katie and Noah Hammond, Katalyn, Thomas and Scott Cooper and Brooklyn and Hannah Wilson; his brother, Myron (Janet) Janes of Idaho; his sister, Marjorie Ward of CA, a sister in law, Gloria Janes of UT, a brother in law and sister in law, William and Edith Hirsch of Alexander, a sister in law, Mary Hirsch of Batavia, and his beloved dog, Buddy and cat, Ella, along with many nieces and nephews.
Henry graduated from Attica School in 1954 and served with the US Army for one year. He was very active in the Pavilion United Methodist Church. He was a bible teacher, treasurer for 10 years and was part of a group of five members, who started a youth group after school for grades 5 – 12. Henry was an avid bible reader and had read the entire bible three times, plus had read The Upper Room every day. He was a bookkeeper for 40 years, working for Dipson Theaters, Charles Mancuso & Sons, the Batavia club, plus others. He loved to crotchet and made many bedspreads, tablecloths and doilies, and won many awards for his work. He also loved to work in his flowerbeds. He was a former member of the Stafford Grange, the LeRoy Moose and was a member of the Pavilion United Methodist Church for 40 years.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 10 – 11 A.M. at the Pavilion United Methodist Church, where services will be held at 11 A.M. Interment in Pavilion Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.
The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to the Pavilion United Methodist Church.