James Henry, Class of 1969

Posted Nov 22, 2019

James “Jim” Henry ’69 died June 2, 2019 at the age of 71. He was born on July 2, 1947 in Dayton, OH the son of the late Zeller ‘ 33 & Frances (Eidson) Henry. He graduated from Germantown High School ’65; he received his B.A from Otterbein University ’69; his Master’s from Miami University ’77 and his second Master’s from University of Dayton ’90. During his time at Otterbein he was active in band and a member of the Sigma Delta Phi (Sphinx) fraternity.

Jim had a 30 year career as a teacher and counselor with the Dayton Public Schools. He was the first Director of Germantown Senior Center and a Senior Missions Advisor with the Westminster Presbyterian Church . In addition, he was a former member of the Germantown Lion’s Club & Historical Society; and a former Trustee of the First Baptist Church of Germantown, and was active with the Valley View Alumni Band and Senior Softball Team. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Donna Henry; his daughter Allyson Rose Swanson; his sister Martie (Walter) Mycoff; 2 grandsons, Zeller Harrison Swanson and Noah Henry Swanson; 2 nieces Rebecca Pummil and Nadia Mycoff; numerous other relatives and many friends.