Ralph Joseph Henry, Jr.

Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | January 20, 2021

Ralph Joseph Henry, Jr., 80, of Glassport, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, despite the prayers of many people.

Ralph was born Oct. 21, 1940 with his twin sister Rita (Dr. Earl) Brink, the first children of the late Ralph Joseph Henry, Sr. and Mildred (Christianson) Henry "Christie" of Sharon, Pa.

Ralph graduated from McKeesport High School and went on to receive a B.A. Degree from St. Vincent College. Ralph continued his studies at the Duquesne University School of Law. He also served in the US Army.

Ralph was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish. Ralph's intelligence, friendly disposition and love for people made him the consummate salesman. He spent much of his working career with the Smail family of dealerships in Greensburg and Kenny Ross and Sons in North Huntingdon. He continued selling and looking after his customers until his death.

Ralph would do anything for you. He enjoyed travel, attending concerts and most of all, being with relatives and friends. He was an avid reader and a true Pittsburgh sports fan. Ralph was a loving presence in many people's lives.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rita (Tyskiewicz) Henry.

He was preceded in death by sisters Judy Daugherty of Cuyahugo Falls, OH and Mary Jane "Jane" Swenderman of McKeesport, but is survived by twin sister Rita Brink; children Mark Henry of Los Angeles, CA and Michelle Henry of Harrisburg, Pa; ex-wife Mary Ann (Pecora) DeAngelo; brother-in-law Ronald (Deborah)Tyskiewicz and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sat. from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at which time a funeral blessing will be held.

Interment following St. Mary's Polish Cemetery. A memorial mass will be held at a later date.

Originally published January 20, 2021.

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