Henry Peter Najdeski

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Obituary of Henry Peter Najdeski
Henry Peter Najdeski, 52, passed away April 22, 2023, in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born April 2, 1971, in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of Petar and Ivanka Najdeski, whom survives. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Najdeski, their children, Jack Henry and Emma Najdeski, brother, Orfej Petar Najdeski, sister Make (Nikola) Karagule and a niece Simona Karagule. Also surviving are in-laws Jay and Sandra Habig; brother-in-law Greg (Terri) Habig; sister-in-law Jennifer (Derek) Reid, nieces Hannah Reid, Olivia Reid, Alexa Habig, Isabella Habig and nephew Andrew Habig. Henry graduated from Canterbury High School 1989, and studied Economics and Political science at DePauw University where he graduated in 1993. Henry earned his Juris Doctorate from UIC Law School of Chicago, in 1997. Henry was a proud member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and nurtured his relationship with his fraternity brothers throughout his lifetime. From a very early age, Henry was surrounded by friends. Throughout his life, he was fervently focused on developing and nurturing his personal relationships with others, irrespective of whether they were family, neighborhood kids, classmates, sport teammates, teachers, law partners, clients, or anyone else for that matter. To Henry, each one of them was a dear friend whom he adored. And, regardless of how busy he was, Henry always made time to make a telephone call, send a text or email and, when possible, meet with a friend. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. Henry always made others feel heard and respected, and his warm smile was infectious. He had a magical way of interacting with people and making them feel special. He had a way about him that was unmatched. Truly to know Henry, was to love Henry. Henry was a Real Estate Attorney and Partner in the law offices of Barrett McNagny LLP with 25 years of practice. He loved practicing law and allocated significant time to it. He also loved his law firm family and maintained personal relationships with many of them outside of work. His strong, unrelenting work ethic was well known inside and outside the firm. He enjoyed many successes professionally and was respected by all who he encountered. Henry was also a dedicated member of the Canterbury School Board of Trustees where he continued to play a role in the future of the school. When Henry wasn’t working, you could find him cooking for his family, cheering on IU sports and watching movies with the ones he loved. Henry loved his family; he and Sarah were married for 25 years this year. Their greatest accomplishments are their children, Emma and Jack. Henry worked tirelessly for his family to provide every opportunity possible. Henry always taught us by example – that hard work and success came from within, and that integrity and honor were essential. Henry was truly the best father. He gave us so much to remember and asked for so little. His legacy will continue to live on through Emma and Jack. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Friday, April 28, 2023, at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 1105 S. Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne IN, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also Thursday from 2:30-7pm at the church. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN. Memorials may be made to the Henry Peter Najdeski Scholarship Fund at Canterbury Schools. To sign the online guestbook go to

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