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In Memory

Connor Henry

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02/28/09 09:15 AM #1    

Ida Massey (Shelton)

I was shocked to learn of Connors' death -does anyone know what happened ?
The last time I spoke with him at one of the Reunions,he owned a Glass Art Works Studio in Cameron, S.C., near Orangeburg. I called the Henrys in that area, but none knew Connor.
He had such a sweet, gentle spirit! Our Class has lost a good friend and faithful supporter !

03/29/09 04:25 PM #2    

Ida Massey (Shelton)

From two of Connors' friends, Laura Hibbits & Julian Rock, we learn the following :

After graduating from The Citadel, quiet, mild-mannered Connor became a Special Forces "gorilla fighter" in VietNam. Dropped off by helicopter in the jungle, he would complete secret missions for approx. 30 days & then be picked up again!
Who'd A Thunk It ? ! ?

In stark contrast to his Army days, he later became a well known stained glass artist. Connor created or repaired Stained Glass windows for churches all over the Southeast. He was also much sought after for his imaginative designs in residential glass windows.

Connor was a brillant, incredibly creative person who generously shared his talent with others. His popular glass work classes, held in his Studio, were where folks came to learn, but also came just to listen to his interesting stories.

So ,it is somehow fitting that one evening, after helping others with their glass creations, he sat down in his Easy Chair . . . . & just quietly passed away !

What a perfect way for such a sweet, gentle spirit to go !

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