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Henry Theodore Yatczak, Jr.

Posted By Hall-Wynne On September 3, 2007 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

In Memorial

Henry Theodore Yatczak, Jr. 57, of Holly Glenn Road, Pittsboro, NC, died September 3, 2007 in his home, "The Eagles Nest". Henry was born September 25, 1949 in Rockville Center, NY, the son of Henry T. Yatczak, Sr. and Geraldine Lolaine Poole Yatczak. Henry retired in 1995 as a City of Miami firefighter, having proudly served over 20 years. He loved cooking for friends and family, both at the fire station and also at home. A true "renaissance man", Henry enjoyed, in addition to cooking, traveling, wood-working, playing and coaching sports. He was a former member of the Plant City Elks Lodge, a lifetime member of the NRA, and was a proud University of Miami Hurricanes fan. Henry was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen; a son, Michael Abdo; a daughter, Kelly Elizabeth Lau; step-daughters, Jami Nelams, Joy Marie Harmon and robin Grady; his sister, Linda Poole; and eleven grand-children.
The service to celebrate Henry’s life will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, September 8, 2007 at Griffin Funeral Home in Pittsboro. David Ganley will preside. Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial contribuitons be directed to either The American Eagle Foundation, PO Box 333, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868 www.eagles.org, or to The National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 www.arborday.org.

Arrangements are in the care of Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

Condolences for the family of “Henry Theodore Yatczak, Jr.”

Condolence from Robin Grady and family on September 7th, 2007 12:00 am

To my mom, and Henry’s Family; Henry was the best thing that has happened to my mom. He and I were alot alike so I was always laughing when I was with him. He lifted me up when my real father fell short, and was a great father figure for my children before I met my husband. He had a great passion for life and inspired me to be a better person. I owe him a great deal for taking care of my mom as he did so well.
Henry……..I love you, and I promise to take care of your girl.
Mom……….I am so sorry for this, I wish I could take all the pain away, I love you.
Henrys friends and family…….
Ii am truly sorry for your loss,he was truly one of a kind!All of my love, Robin Grady and family.

Condolence from The Harmon Family on September 9th, 2007 12:00 am

Henry was an amazing man – full of laughter, life and love. He was my mother’s knight in shining armor, and my children’s father figure and male role model. His loss saddens me and our family. Henry, you will be greatly missed.
Joy and family

Condolence from Kathleen on September 19th, 2007 12:00 am

I am Henry’s wife and I wanted to thank everyone for their beautiful words. Henry was my best friend and he will be sorely missed.

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