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Henry Jerez Forner

Posted By On February 19, 2009 @ 12:00 am In Obituary | No Comments


Henry J. Forner was born
August 19, 1925 in Phoenix, AZ to Rudolph and Edelmira. He passed away peacefully in his sleep early Sunday morning, February 15, 2009. He is survived by a loving wife and friend of 61 years,
Ana M. Forner Anton, children Victoria James Chesnik,
Jaime Lupe, Veronica, David Gonzalez, Joseph Leila, Leticia Glenn Reathaford
Susana Jim Shipka, Barbara Frank Soqui, Ana Bob Holeman, 24 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren and beloved pet, Bingo. Henry is also survived by sisters, Adelina Romero and Dorina Davis, Uncle Louis Jerez and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by siblings, Rudy, Bill, Teresa and Joey. He was a member of the 20th Tank Battalion, serving in France and Rhineland, Germany in WWII. Henry was awarded the Purple Heart and honorably discharged. Henry and Ana married in 1947 and settled in Phoenix. His career and lifelong art of terrazzo spanned 60 plus years. Henry retired from Advance Terrazzo in 2005. He was a lifelong member of St. Mark Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Holy Name Society, and St. Mary’s Dad Club. Henry will be remembered for his selfless love to his family and those around him. He was a friend to all. Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 19th, at Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road from 5:00-8:00 pm with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, February 20th, at 10:00 am at St. Mark Catholic Church, 400 N. 30th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008. In lieu of flowers, please make your donations to St. Vincent De Paul Society, in care of St. Mark Catholic Church.

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