Obituary of John Elmer Longhenry
John E. Longhenry of Gloversville passed with his family by his side on August 13. He was born on September 3, 1933 in Gloversville, the son of Elmer C. and Dorothy Stoddard Longhenry. He was a graduate of Gloversville High School, Cornell University and Syracuse University. John was a teacher for 33 years in the Gloversville School District. He retired in 1994. He taught 5th grade for several years before becoming a remedial reading teacher.
Mr. Longhenry served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. He was Deputy Commissioner of Welfare under James Carpenter. He was a member of the Fremont Street United Methodist Church where he served on the Finance Committee. He was a member of the New York State Teachers Association. He served as Committeeman for the 6th ward. He was a member of the Independent Bowling League. He married Myrna Shannon Longhenry in 1959. They enjoyed 59 years of marriage.
He was predeceased by his parents, a nephew, Jeffrey Longhenry and a great nephew Robert Longhenry.
He is survived by his wife Myrna, brother David Longhenry (Samantha), sister Darla Christiano (Michael), daughters, Amy Bourgea (Michael), Beth Ringer (Kenneth Chamberlain), Megan Rizzo (Christopher). Grandchildren: Matthew and Kyle Bourgea, Deandra Bovee(Dakota) and Arianna Lynaugh , Tyler, Devyn and Eastyn Rizzo. He is also survived by nephews, nieces, great nieces and nephews and cousins.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 11a.m. to 1p.m., Thursday August 16th at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St, Gloversville where a Funeral Service will follow at 1p.m with the Rev. Dr. Moon Ho Kim officiating. Interment will follow at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.
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