Henry J MagusiakJuly 6, 2017
Henry passed away at Eternal Hope Hospice in Griffin, Georgia at the age of 89. Henry is survived by his wife, Emily Magusiak, of 67 years.
Henry is also survived by his daughter and three sons, Joanne Miller of Alpharetta, GA, Michael (Wendy) Magusiak of Westlake, TX, David (Sarah) Magusiak of Griffin, GA, and Thomas (Alicia) Magusiak of Cordova, TN; four handsome grandsons, three beautiful granddaughters, two granddaughters-in-law, and one grandson-in-law.
Henry was born and raised in the small village of Orzechowka, Poland. He immigrated to the United States as a young boy. Henry’s story is an extraordinary image of a hard working Polish Immigrant. He was instrumental in teaching his family hard work ethics, strong religious values, moral values, a deep love for the United States, as well as teaching his kids Polish Traditions.
His first job was delivering papers as a child to help provide for a family income. At an early age during the depression, he worked at a grocery store and never thought of taking a scrap of food that he had not paid for. Henry served as a Corporal in World War II. Henry worked at numerous jobs learning skilled trades and eventually entered the hourly work force at Packard Electric, a division of General Motors. He worked his way up the corporate ladder and retired as the only Senior Engineer without a college degree.
He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, The American Legion, and the VFW. In his retirement he enjoyed wood-working, bird watching and golf. One of his most cherished memories was the hole-in-one that he made with a golf ball given to him by one of his grandchildren.
Henry was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. As I read through one of Henry’s prayer books that he had given me a few years ago, I noticed a verse that struck me as inspirational. “The Spirit of God made me, and the breath of the Almighty gave me life” (Job 33:4). This is how Henry lived his life.
Henry will be missed by all of the people that he touched during his life.
On Saturday 7/8/2017 a visitation will occur at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Social Room in Griffin, Georgia from Noon to 1PM. Immediately following the visitation will be a memorial mass.
A second service is planned for his relatives in Warren, Ohio at Saint John Paul II Catholic Church on Tuesday 7/11/2017. Henry will be laid to rest in Warren, Ohio.
In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, or Eternal Hope Hospice.
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