Henry Wohltjen II
1924 — 2019
Henry ("Henny") Wohltjen II, 95, entered eternal rest surrounded by his children on Friday, September 27, 2019. Born on January 16, 1924, to Henry and Agnes Wohltjen, Henny grew up in Eltingville, S.I. He attended Tottenville High School where he was a standout baseball and basketball player. He went on to play professional baseball with a farm team of the NY Giants until WWII. During WWII, Henny joined the Navy where he served honorably as a motor mate on an LCT in the Pacific theater. On September 24, 1949 Henny married Elizabeth(Betty) Bronner, and raised eight children in Great Kills, Staten Island. Henny worked for the NYC Fire Department for 32 years until his retirement from Ladder...