Henry MacDonald Jr., 86, of Port Clinton and formerly of Cranston, R.I., passed away Saturday, April 14, 2007, at Riverview Senior Health Care Campus in Oak Harbor after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 23, 1920, in Aberdeen, Scotland, the son of Henry and Isabelle (Cumming) MacDonald, Sr. On July 31, 1948, at St. Stephen Episcopal Church in Providence, he married Rose Hanna and she preceded him in death Feb. 6, 1999.
Henry's occupation was as a transportation manager and he retired from Scandura, Inc., in 1990. Prior to Scandura, he worked for U.S. Rubber/Uniroyal in Providence from 1939-73, and in Port Clinton from 1973-986. He was a graduate of Bryant College of Business Administration and LaSalle Extension University.
Henry served his country in the U.S. Army from 1941-45, and was a veteran of WWII. During the war, he was stationed with the 56th Quarter Master Supply Corps in both the Mediterranean and Asiatic theaters. He was awarded the American Theater Campaign Ribbon; European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (Rome Arno) and ribbon, with one Battle Star; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and Ribbon; WWII Victory Medal and Ribbon; American Defense Service Medal and Ribbon; and a Good Conduct Medal.
Henry had been a member and past president of the Port Clinton Rotary Club; member and past president of Sandusky Traffic Club; member and past president of Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity of Rhode Island; and a past member of Catawba Island Club. Henry was a sports enthusiast throughout his life, culminating with winning the state shot put championship in the Senior Olympics at age 70.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law James B. and Brenda MacDonald of Port Clinton; granddaughter Megan MacDonald-Barna; two grandchildren Annabelle and Brik Barna all of Port Clinton, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many beloved friends.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Neidecker, LeVeck and Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ralph Shibler will officiate. Burial will follow in Catawba Island Cemetery with graveside military honors provided by the U. S. Army funeral detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Senior Health Care Campus, St. John Lutheran Church, or the charity of one's choice.
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