Howard Martin Henze

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Howard Martin Henze, 62, died Friday, April 16, 2010 at Mission Hospital. Mr. Henze was born in Albany, New York and was a son of the late Howard Henze and Janet Klotzke Henze. He was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy and received his Masters Degree from State University of N.Y. at Albany. In 2005, Mr. Henze founded the Asheville chapter of the Essential Tremor Support group and he was also very involved with reunions at R.P.I. Mr. Henze is survived by his wife, Carolyn Henze and his two step-children, Wendy L. Cady and her husband Scott Dickey and Darren M. Cady and his wife Michele all of Asheville; a brother, Mark Henze of Baltimore MD and four grandchildren, Jacob, Allison, Michael and Zachary who all reside in Asheville, NC. The family will receive friends at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road on Sunday, April 18, 2010 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm In lieu of flowers memorilas may be made to R.P.I in memory of Howard Henze to "Joel Dolven Conductor Suite Endowment", Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3164, Boston, MA 02241-3164.

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  1. Carolyn & Family,

    I was extremely sadden this morning when I received Ann’s phone call about Howard’s passing. Words can not express how sorry I am to hear that Howard has passed away. I know that moving to NC was a wonderful decision for you and Howard and especially now because I know your children and grandchildren will give you the support and love that you will need during this time as they always have.
    Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers today and always.


  2. Carolyn,
    A quick note to say that we are so sorry and to offer our heartfelt sympathy. What can we do to help!

    Charlotte Beard just called a little while ago to let us know.

    Much love,

    Mary and Fred Foster

  3. Dear Carolyn

    May many wonderful memories bring you comfort. There aren’t enough words to describe such an incredible man….kind, compassionate, intelligent, humorous, generous…. He was amazing at remembering so much – from everyone’s birthday to our mutual love of Jaws. I am sure Howard and Mom are enjoying a meal at the Raindancer in heaven. Hug Bear and take good care of yourself.

    Love and la di da for now, Pamela and Mel

  4. Carolyn and Family. I can’t tell you how sorry we are to hear of Howard’s passing. We spent many a happier hour together back at RPI and even happy times in recent year, talking vie email and working on the reunions. We will keep you and Howard in our thoughts and prayers

  5. Dear Carolyn:

    I was sadden when I received the call from Ann about Howard’s passing.

    Know that you are in my prayers.

  6. Dear Carolyn,

    I was saddened to hear of Howies passing. I’m sorry that I didn’t take him up on his insisting that I attend an RPI reunion.

    John Tutein

  7. Dear Carolyn and Family, What a shock to read that Howard passed away! I am so sorry and send my sincerest regrets to you and your whole family. I enjoyed a happy last ET meeting on April 1st with Howard and 2 other members. We shared some funny stories about our ET experiences and I saw Howard’s marvelous humor! We will all miss him. God bless you all…

  8. I am shocked and saddened to hear of Howie’s passing. We attended Columbia High together and he was always an optimistic, supportive, silly friend, we rode the bus together. I pray your loss will be softened by the wonderful memories you share.

  9. Reconnected with Howard on Facebook. We grew up together and shared the same birthday. Went to church in Albany then high school in East Greenbush. He started by saying that I have known him longer than anyone else on the planet R.I.P Howard. My sincerest condolences to his family. Frank

  10. Carolyn, we are so sorry to hear about Howie’s death. It came as a real shock. We have many fond memories of our time at RPI with Howie and of course he was also in our wedding party. I’m so glad we were able to make contact again these last few years and to come to the reunion last year. He worked so hard at making them a fun time for everyone. If there is anything we can ever do, please do not hesitate to call us.

    Barry & Ginger

  11. Deepest sympathy to Howard’s loved ones from a high school classmate. I was stunned to see the obituary in Saturday’s Times Union, having only exchanged greetings with Howard a few days prior on FaceBook. My prayer is that you may find strength, peace and comfort in the days to come.

  12. Barbara and I offer our sincere condolences to Carolyn and the rest of Henze family. Although I didn’t know him during our undergraduate years, his enthusiasm at our many R.P.I. alumni reunions and his love of music were infectious. Long live Tuba Day.

  13. Carolyn and Family,
    We are saddened to hear of the loss of Howard. He will be missed by many. He was a good leader and gave so many people with essential tremor the support they needed. Please accept our sincerest condolences. The IETF office staff, Catherine, Debbie, Carol and Dee.

  14. Dear Carolyn and family –

    I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Howard’s passing – my heart is hurting for you and your family.
    I am so glad that you were able to go to Hawaii recently with Howard and that you have those memories, along with many, many others to remember.

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Carolyn,
    I was saddened to hear of Howie’s passing today from Henry Scheuer.
    The RPI class of 69 has lost a truly dedicated alumni. We will miss his presence and his dedication to keeping us together for these past many years.
    My sincere condolences are with you and your family.
    Paul Severino
    RPI ’69

  16. Kenmore, We just got back into the country Sunday late; Erie can be there in six hours. Howie was a more like family than a friend. Eire is devastated. We are here for you anytime day or night. Love Martin

  17. Carolyn,
    I was so shocked and saddened by Howard’s passing. I know you two had many good years together. I’m happy though, that you are surrounded by children, and grandchildren so close by. I know how supportive they are to you, and how supportive Howard was for them. I wish you well and for you to carry on as best you can. We of course, will be in touch with you and hope to see you later this year. Love and hugs, Kenn and Betty

  18. I enjoyed working with Howard in our limited-by-geography way on starting the essential tremor support group and keeping it rolling along. He was a very sweet and caring man. My condolences to his family and friends, which I am sure there are legions.

  19. To The Family of our Very Dear Howard, What a sad day today is. I just got a call from Mom and she told me of the letter she received from Rita today of Howard’s passing. What a great loss we are feeling. He held a very special place in our hearts and was very kind to represent us all with the ‘shakey’ adult syndrome. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered. Leslie and Mother ‘Granny Motormouth Glassburn’

  20. Carolyn & Family,
    I knew Howie on Diego Garcia. He was my boss and good friend there.
    You and your family will be in my thoughtd and prayers.

    John A. Delso

  21. It was such a pleasure to work with Howard in the U of P Med Center ER. He in admin and me in nursing. It’s the 25th anniversary of the Move bombing in the city, and as a very close hospital, he was very instrumental in preparing the ER for an unknown number of potential victims. Fortunately there were none. And now, I doubt I will remember Tuba Day. he never did. Much affection, Jane

  22. Carolyn and Family,

    I am so saddened that you are going through this time of grief and mourning for Howard. Please know that you all continue to be in my prayers and I wish you peace and comfort.

    Warm hug to you all,


  23. Carolyn and Family,
    I don’t often read the paper, but I did last Saturday and I was so very sad to see a familiar name in the obituaries. Howard held a special place in my heart because he was my high school junior prom date many years ago. Please know that you have been in my thoughts.
    With deepest sympathies,
    Karen Bodi Bolte

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