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John D. HenryFormer Hudson resident

Published: July 30, 2014 12:00 AM

Former Hudson resident John D. Henry of Chagrin Falls died July 24, 2014. He was 89.

Mr. Henry graduated as salutatorian of his class at Archmere Academy. He majored in mathematics at the University of Delaware, graduating at the age of 20. He then moved to Cincinnati to work for Proctor & Gamble where he was director of market research worldwide.

John D. Henry
Former Hudson resident

After 39 years at P&G, he founded Jack Henry, Inc., a consulting firm, and completed many projects assisting major consumer products companies.

He was a member at the Federated Church in Chagrin Falls.

For many years, he supported the arts by volunteering with the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre during the annual "Murder by the Falls" production and helping judge entries to the Chagrin Documentary film festival. As a member of the Chagrin Falls Historical Society, he spearheaded the creation of Chagrin Falls' official flag by personally sponsoring a contest to design and manufacture the flags. He also was a long-standing member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Mr. Henry is survived by his wife with 23 years Janet Hawkes Henry of Chagrin Falls. He was the father of Tudy Gatzert of David A. Henry of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, Michael A. Henry of Boston, Susan A. Henry of Detroit, and Sarah J. Bradford of Royal Oak, Michigan, and stepfather of Catherine L. Hawkes of Philadelphia, Allison P. Hawkes of Orange, and Harry P. Hawkes, Jr., of Hunting Valley. He was the grandfather of Isaac G. and Alec A. Henry; John S., Natalie E. and Ian M. Bradford; Elizabeth M., Lauren P. and Harry P. Hawkes.

Services were at the Federated Church in Chagrin Falls.

Memorials may be made to: Greater Cincinnati Knothole Association at P.O. Box 36377, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 or Greeter Dog Program at the Cleveland Clinic c/o Volunteer Services, 9500 Euclid Avenue -- P48, Cleveland, Ohio 44195.

Services arranged by Brown-Forward.

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