Henry C. Durner, aka ?Harry? & ?Butch? died December 29th. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry; mother, Elizabeth, sisters Elizabeth and Dorothy and longtime companion, Mildred Crossett.
Harry enlisted in the Army in 1942, starting in the horse cavalry. When the horses retired, he was assigned to the 9th Armored Division of the 89th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron. He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for the crossing of the Rhine River at the Remagen Bridge and the Purple Heart with a cluster for wounds received in the Battle of the Bulge and Central Europe.
He spent many years in the Boy Scouts of America Troop 64, helped to organize the Oak Valley Athletic Assn and various other community projects. He was very active in the American Legion, serving as Commander of Post #133; county commander and Department Vice-Commander. He was employed by Breyer?s Ice Cream for over 30 years.
He was a lifetime member of the world famous Pitman Hobo Band as well as a member of the VFW; Amvets and D. A. V. S.
Viewing Thursday 6:30?9PM & Friday from 12 Noon until 1:00 PM in the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter St, Woodbury.
Funeral Service 1:00 PM Friday in the funeral home..
Interment Locustwood Cem, Cherry Hill, NJ
Donations: Disabled American Veterans Chapter 64 PO Box 386 Mantua, NJ 08051.
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