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Donald "Don" Lawrence Henkel

November 14, 1943 February 6, 2019
Donald "Don" Lawrence Henkel
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Obituary for Donald "Don" Lawrence Henkel

Donald “Don” Lawrence Henkel, 75, of New Cumberland, passed away suddenly on February 6, 2019, at UPMC Pinnacle, Harrisburg. Son of the late Julius and Helen (Notch) Henkel, he was born on November 14, 1943, in Duluth, MN.

Don served in the US Air Force, where he learned to weld, including underwater welding. He then attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied metallurgy. He spent much of his working life in California, retiring as a structural steel inspector from Construction Testing Services, Pleasanton, CA. He also served on the Grand Jury in Stockton, California for two years.

Don was an avid reader and skilled poker player, with weekly trips to both the library and Hollywood Casino. He was also an enthusiast of beautiful and fast vehicles. He was a time trialer and autocrosser and enjoyed racing his Porsche 914 and 924. He also loved his Electroglide Harley Davidson. His current toy was a Mercedes CLK500.

Don is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda (Perry) Henkel; two daughters, Heather Anne Norton (Allen) of New Cumberland, and Lee-Anne Shortridge (Alan) of Fremont, CA; grandchildren, Wesley and Roark, Jennifer and Ashley; siblings, Dennis Henkel (Jackie), JoAnn Mansfield (Bob), Darrell Henkel (Chris), and Johanna Harris (Benny), all of California; brothers-in-law, Tommy Perry (Kaye) and Tim Perry (Julie) of NC, and Greg Perry (Gabby) of VA; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland. A rosary service and visitation will be held the night prior, Tuesday, February 12, from 4-6PM, at Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland. The rosary service will take place from 4-4:30PM, followed by the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Don’s name to: New Hope Ministries, West Shore Center (nhm-pa.org), 701 Bosler Avenue, Lemoyne, PA 17043. Please be sure to note “West Shore” or “Lemoyne” in the memo field.

For more information, or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.parthemore.com.


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Visitation

Tuesday

12

Feb

4:00 PM 2/12/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2/12/2019 6:00:00 PM
Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1303 Bridge Street
New Cumberland, PA 17070

A rosary service will be held from 4-4:30PM; the visitation will follow.

Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1303 Bridge Street New Cumberland 17070 PA
United States

Mass

Wednesday

13

Feb

11:00 AM 2/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Theresa Catholic Church

1300 Bridge Street
New Cumberland, PA 17070

St. Theresa Catholic Church
1300 Bridge Street New Cumberland 17070 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

New Hope Ministries - West Shore Center

701 Bosler Avenue
Lemoyne, PA 17043
Please be sure to note “West Shore” or “Lemoyne” in the memo field.
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