In Memory

Henry Trzcinski

It pains me personally to write grade school/high school friend has passed.  “Henry” as I always referred to him, however, he did change his name to “Hank”......died May 28, 2018.  After reaching out to his family I learned he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer in March 2018.  He was a fighter and was in the midst of treatment.  He hung onto life until his children could all be by his side.  I will miss our little chats, messages, texts.  He was so special to me since 1957.

Hug your people whether family or friends.  Try to forgive any disagreements, be the humble was Henry.  Humble, articulate, intelligent and a true family man.

When I know arrangements, etc.  I will post.

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05/30/18 06:18 AM #1    

Brian Amerman

I was stunned when I heard about Hank's passing.  We had just spoken on the phone a few months ago.  We communicated often via FaceBook over the last few years.  I had no idea he was dealing with a serious illness. His death saddens me greatly.  I came to know Hank during our high school years, mainly in ROTC at West.  His death leaves me with an acute awareness of how fragile our lives are, and how we should make the most of whatever time remains for us here on this earth.  We are not guaranteed another breath.  Rest in peace my friend.

05/30/18 07:30 AM #2    

Pam Farmer (Preston)

Another classmate leaves us for eternal peace. Praying for God's comfort and grace at this time of inconsolable grief and pain.  RIP Hank, you will be missed by many.

I didn't know Hank through grade school as so many of you did, but I have fond memories of him at West. He reached out to me a few years ago, during the illness of our friend Patty Sterns. He shared that he called her every week on Thursdays. I was shamed. As someone who considered her a friend forever, I hadn't been that caring and was more sporadic on my phone calls to Patty.  And THAT is who Hank Trzcinski was. He was sweet and caring, a presence wherever he was, a great friend to many people and a wonderful Dad who talked about his kids often. We started chatting and reminiscing about our four years at West. His memories were better than mine and he remembered more about me than I do myself. He remembered the little things about people, because he cared about people.  His passing will leave another fracture in my heart as it will in many others.

We are aging. We will see more of this. Depending on the loss it is devastating to some and sad to many more. Take care of yourselves, communicate with those you hold most dear, and those from back in time. Appreciate every day as a blessing and thank God for it. Hank is now pain free, meeting up with friends who have gone before him and making them laugh in heaven. And we are thinking of him and remembering all of the times he brought joy into our lives. 


05/30/18 11:25 AM #3    

Lala Kazan (Van Camp)

I was so sad to hear of Hanks passing he was such a kind person always postive and upbeat. My heart goes out to his family. Hope he didn’t suffer and he is at peace. RIP Hank you will be missed. 

05/30/18 01:12 PM #4    

Suzanne Utter (Andrews)

My husband and I were sadden of the news of another classmate passing.
Hank and I communicated through FB as I live in Aurora Colorado.
May the Lord Bless his family and friends.
God Bless
Suzanne Utter Andrews (Andy and Sue)

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