Charles Alvin Henicle, 85

December 31, 2010
  • Charles Alvin Henicle
Charles Alvin Henicle

JUNE 19, 1925-DEC. 30, 2010

QUNICY, Pa. — Mr. Charles Alvin Henicle, 85, of 205D Wesley Drive, Quincy, Pa., and formerly of 205 Country Club Trail, Fairfield, Pa., passed away at 1 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the nursing home at Quincy Village. He had been in failing health for the past three years.

Born June 19, 1925, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Guy King and Bertha Anna (Lohman) Henicle. He was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area.

He attended Washington Township Schools and was the recipient of the Pennsylvania state farmer’s degree during his junior year, which had never been awarded to anyone other than a senior.

He and his wife of more than 61 years, Mrs. Jackie (Graham) Henicle, were married Jan. 9, 1949.

In his early life, Mr. Henicle was employed at Waynesboro Laundry, Landis Machine Co., Landis Tool Co., and raised poultry, vegetables and fruit in his spare time. From 1948 until his retirement in 1977, he built, owned and operated Henicle’s Markets at five locations and also operated a wholesale produce business.


Following his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed spending the winter months at their home at 873 S. Camino Guarina, Green Valley, Ariz. for 30 years.

Mr. Henicle was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Washington Township Advisory Board, Waynesboro Country Club, Quincy United Methodist Home Bible Study and life member of Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Co. He also was a charter member of Desert Hills Golf Club in Green Valley and a member of Green Valley Lapidary Club.

His many interests included building and refinishing furniture, clocks, finely detailed miniature furniture, seat caning, hunting, golfing, making jewelry, silversmithing, sculpting in clay, wood carving and creating five bronzed pieces where he won “Best of Show” in Arizona. Most of all, he enjoyed time spent with his family and friends.

Mr. Henicle held a firm belief that nothing was unattainable.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Glenn Henicle and his wife, Susie, of Stuart, Fla.; his daughter, Debi Duffey and her husband, Greg, of Waynesboro; two grandchildren, Amanda (Duffey) Hajel and her husband, Doug, of Hagerstown, Md., and Jackie Duffey of Washington, D.C.; two great-grandchildren, Ella Hajel and Lily Hajel, both of Hagerstown; his sister, Gladys Neil, a resident of Hearthstone Retirement Home, Waynesboro; seven nephews; and four nieces.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Henicle and Floyd “Gus” Henicle.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Christ United Methodist Church, 100 S. Church St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Dr. A. Robert Cook officiating. Burial will be private in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, where many of Mr. Henicle’s works of art will be on display.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 100 S. Church St., Waynesboro, PA 17268, or Quincy Village Benevolent Care Fund, P.O. Box 217, Quincy, PA 17247.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

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