The patriarch of an old Galveston family, BOI Henry L. Homrighaus, Sr., has finished his tour of duty and is returning to his master God almighty. He was born on June 23, 1922 and was 92 years old. Henry was a World War II Naval veteran and served in combat in the South Pacific. His loving wife of 71 years, Frances Artive Homrighaus, went to prepare their place in heaven on April 3, 2014. They were the proud parents of eight boys who were all BOI’s: Henry Jr., George Edward, Gerald Dennis (Bear) (deceased), twins Robert Lee and Ronald Lee (deceased), Martin Dee (deceased), Christopher Michael, and Thomas John Homrighaus. Remaining members of the Homrighaus family left to carry on are sons: Henry L., Jr., George Edward, Chris and wife Carol Homrighaus and Thomas Homrighaus; grandchildren: Henry L., III and wife Mary, Stephen Mark and wife Wendy, Jason and wife Caroline, Corinna, Heidi and Amber Booth; great grandchildren: Joseph, Jason, Hondo, Rosemary, Conner, Corbin, Caysen, Jackson Robert, Katherine Homrighaus, Dorian Harris, Kaleb Matthews, Thomas and Katherine Booth.
After World War II, Henry supported his wife and family by longshoring, working for the Schlitz beer distributor and as the central station manager for A.D.T. Security Services. He was a proud Galvestonian and terrific swimmer, swimming great distances with now deceased life guard Columbo. Henry was a member of the Royal Palm Society and his palms are in many locations around the island, most notably at St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Galveston Country Club.
Henry’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm (4:00 pm for family members) Friday, June 5th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 31st and Broadway, in Galveston. 409.763.2475. A rosary will begin at 6:00 pm.
The funeral mass will be at 10:30 am, Saturday, June 6th, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 35th and Broadway, with interment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery on 61st Street (entrance at 2501 65th Street) in Galveston. A reception will follow interment at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall adjacent to the church.
Pallbearers are Henry L., Jr. Christopher, Thomas (sons) and Henry III, Jason, Stephen (grandsons) Homrighaus. George Homrighaus and Tom Rice will serve as honorary pallbearers.