Henry J. W. Tait, age 77, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 12th, 2020

Henry J. W. Tait, age 77, of Lombard, died March 11, 2020.

Henry was the loving husband of Nancy nee Pennie; loving father of Kathleen (Jeff) Thomas, of Florida, and the late Brian; grandfather of Cody Thomas of Florida, Kasey Gabriel of Florida, Gregory Gabriel of Florida, Kyle Thomas of Florida, Emily Gabriel of Florida and Timothy Gabriel of Florida; dear brother-in-law of Susan (Peter) Young of Schaumburg, Carol Buttitta of Westmont, Lawrence (Arlene) Pennie of Bloomington, William (Helga) Pennie of New Jersey, Thomas (Ann) Pennie, of Pennsylvania, Donna (Dave) Olsen of New Jersey, Margo (Jay) Buerger of New Jersey, and Richard (Jean) Pennie of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews.

Henry was preceded in death by his son, Brian; and 2 sisters, the late Rosalie and the late Marilynn.

Henry had been a resident of Lombard for 48 years.  He attended Lewis University in Lockport.

Henry was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Vietnam Era in the U.S. He retired from American Gasket & Rubber Company where he worked as an Engineer.

Henry was an avid fisherman, camper and artist.

A Graveside Service will be held Monday, March 16, meeting at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at 10:15 AM for 10:30 AM Military Honors.

Memorials in memory of Henry may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 75851,7 Topeka, KS 66675.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

 

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