dr Henry Edgar Fenner
October 11, 1932 –
July 17, 2022
dr Henry Edgar Fenner, 90, of New Wilmington, died Sunday, July 17, 2022, after a prolonged illness at Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care.
He was the husband of Ruth Ann Elliot Fenner.
dr Fenner was born on October 11, 1932 in Olean, New York to Eldyn Lyon Fenner and Helen Myrick Fenner.
After graduating from Shinglehouse (New York) High School, Dr. Fenner received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1950. He then studied at Temple Medical School.
In June 1957, he married his college sweetheart, Ruth Ann Elliot.
After graduating from Temple in 1958, Dr. Fenner his specialist training.
He served in the US Navy and was stationed at Bethesda (Maryland) Medical Hospital and New Port (Rhode Island) Naval Station.
After living in Allentown and Williamsport, they moved to New Wilmington to begin a long and successful career as a pathologist at St. Francis Hospital in New Castle.
Revered in his profession and community, Dr. Fenner was a member of the Living Word Church where he was known and loved as a pillar of the church and a mentor to many.
He participated in overseas missionary work and was active in men’s ministry.
An avid gardener, Boy Scout leader, and philanthropist, Dr. Fenner all the qualities of a true humanist.
dr Fenner is survived by his wife Ann of New Wilmington; Daughter, Rev. Dr. Carolyn Moss and son-in-law, Howard Moss of Volant; son dr Mark Fenner and daughter-in-law Dr. Barbara Fenner of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; daughter-in-law Rosalia Pace of New Wilmington; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
His parents preceded him in death; two sisters; and two sons, Thomas Edgar Fenner (1995) and Stephen Andrew Fenner (2020).
The family will gather for a memorial service on Monday, July 18, 2022 at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, with the Rev. Rob Cypher presiding.
Burial will be at Fair Oaks Cemetery in New Wilmington.
Memorial donations can be made to the Living Work Church, Victory Lane, New Wilmington.
A public memorial service for Dr. Fenner’s life.
Published on July 17, 2022