JASON J. HENRY, 39, of New Haven, and formerly of Erie, Pa., passed away at his residence on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. He was born Sept. 14, 1974 in Erie, Pa., the son of John and Susan (Holzer) Henry. He graduated from Seneca High School in 1993. He had dreamed of working on the railroad like his grandfather. He was hired at Norfolk Southern in 1997 and later joined Pioneer Railway, Napoleon Defiance and Western Division. Jason loved being an engineer, spending time with his son, Jacob and his dogs. He is survived by his son, Jacob; his parents; a sister, Sarah Henry (David) Walker; nephew, Justin; and niece, Allison Walker; close friend, Tami Brenneke; uncles, Ed Holzer and Lee Henry; aunts, Pat Straw and Karen Ewiak. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Lillian Holzer, Edwin and Alice Henry; and a cousin, Dennis Straw. Memorial Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at St. Boniface Church, 9367 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, Pa. In lieu of flowers donations for his son, Jacob can be made to the Jason J. Henry Memorial Fund at PNC Bank, Erie, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Merle E. Wood Funeral Home, Inc., 845 East 38th St., Erie, (PA 16504). Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.merlewoodfh.com

POSTED: 09/29/13 at 8:53 am. FILED UNDER: Obits