Lt. Col. Henry Allen Gracey Jr. (Ret.) of West Chester

Henry Allen Gracey Jr.

Henry Allen Gracey Jr.

Lt. Col. Henry Allen Gracey Jr. (Ret.), 84, of West Chester, died March 30, 2015 at Wellington Retirement Community in West Chester.

Born in 1930 in Ridley Park, he was the son of the late Harry A. and Katherine (Rutherford) Gracey.

He was a graduate of Bordentown Military Institute and also the Pennsylvania State University. He served honorably in the US Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

He retired from the Philadelphia Suburban Water Company, where he worked in human resources.

Henry Allen was the beloved husband of Ruth (Dunbar) Gracey; loving father of Lynn A. Seay (Lou) of Phoenixville, Gail G. Chapman-Groncki (David) of East Fallowfield, and H. Allen Gracey III (Alison) of Durham, N.C.; loving grandfather of Justin & Erin Seay, Crista Wagner (Matt) and Olivia and Henry A. Gracey IV; loving great-grandfather of Xavier and Styles; dear brother of Anne Crawley.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 10-11 a.m. Friday, April 3, and to his funeral service, 11 a.m., at The Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382, 610-431-9000. Interment Glenwood Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chester County SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380.

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