Henry W. Born Jr., 85, passed peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.
Born on May 24, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pa., Hank graduated from Northeast High School. He went on to serve with the U.S. Army during the Korean War (62nd Engineer Topographic Command). Hank moved to Washington, D.C. and embarked on a more than 30- year career of federal service in the printing field. After 19 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, two years with the U.S. Forest Service, five years with the Army Corps of Engineers and two years with the National Science Foundation, Hank “retired.”
Hank also gave back to his profession by teaching night school and actively participating in the Franklin Technical Society, including serving as president. After relocating to Virginia Beach, he had the opportunity to merge his expertise in commercial printing with a life-long interest in spirituality by working for the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment. He was always an active member of the church, most recently St. John’s United Methodist Church in Norfolk, where he sang in the choir for a number of years. Always willing to help out his friends, family and strangers in any way he could, Henry loved “getting dressed to the nines,” traveling, dancing, the Washington Redskins (although he was convinced they could have been more successful with him as the coach), and animals.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, Elsa Jeschon and Henry Born Sr., and his wife of more than 30 years, Eleanor Born.
Left to cherish his memory are his son Christopher Born (Jennifer) of Virginia Beach; daughter Lorraine Flenner (Robert) of Severn, Md.; grandchildren Hunter Carstens and Ryan Flenner; significant other Cinda Haugh of Norfolk; twin sister Elizabeth Lightcap of Levittown, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their children.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4-7 p.m. A service will be conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 East Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Va., 23502.
The family extends our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to his many caregivers over the last two years, including Waterford at Virginia Beach and Interim Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.woodlawngroup.com.