Henry J. Jahnes, 84, Was Veteran of World War II
Henry J. Jahnes, 84, of Willimantic, husband of the late Carolyn (Pike) Jahnes, died Sunday, July 27, at the Windham Hospital. He was born August 22, 1918 in Mystic, raised his family in St. Albans, W. Va., retired to Martha's Vineyard and had recently returned to Willimantic to be near his brothers.
Mr. Jahnes was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II and participated in the Normandy invasion. Prior to his retirement he was employed for many years by Union Carbide in Charlotte, W.Va. He was an outdoorsman who loved to camp. He also played the violin and enjoyed classical music.
He is survived by five children, Carl Jahnes of Hopewell, Ohio, Kathryn Jahnes of China, Andrew Jahnes of Vineyard Haven, Maria Gress of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Henry Jahnes of St. Albans, W.Va.; two brothers, his fraternal twin, William Jahnes, and Carl Jahnes, both of Willimantic; seven grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Paul Jahnes, and a sister, Adelaide Jahnes.
His family will receive friends at the Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St., Rte. 195, Willimantic today from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a gathering at the funeral home Wednesday, July 30,, at 10:15 a.m. prior to the procession to his Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Willimantic. Interment will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the National Audubon Society, Department W, 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.