Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL


David William Henn

June 30, 1939January 8, 2020

David William “Dave” Henn was called home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 8, 2020. He was born on June 30, 1939 in Jacksonville, FL to Edward H. and Mildred J. Henn. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1956 and from the University of Florida in 1960 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. After periods of employment with Hercules Powder Co., in Brunswick, GA and Newport Industries in Pensacola, he retired after 30 years of employment at Air Products and Chemicals in Pace, FL as a Process Engineer, initially in the Pilot Plant, and subsequently directing energy conservation projects. Dave was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Pensacola for over fifty years, serving as President and many years as Treasurer. He was also a square dancer for many years, belonging to three clubs and holding the offices of President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Northwest Florida Square and Round Dance Association. He also enjoyed gardening and fine music, supporting the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra for many years. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Bruce G. Henn; and his sister, Sharon F. Herberling. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Donald J. Herberling; his sister-in-law; Mariel Rose Henn; and nieces, Melanie (Leo) Marshall, Jennifer Bolton, Amanda (David) Espurvoa, and Cynthia Herberling; great-nephews, Michael (Amber) Derezinski, Derrek Felski, Allen Marshall, Graham Bolton, and great-nieces Meagan and Anna Josephine Bolton. A visitation will be Monday, January 13, 2020 from 10-11 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. An interment will be held at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Pensacola.


  • Donald J. Heberling, Brother-in-law
  • Mariel Rose Henn, Sister-in-law
  • Melanie Marshall (Leo), Niece
  • Jennifer Bolton, Niece
  • Amanda Espurvoa (David), Niece
  • Cynthia Heberling, Niece
  • Michael Derezinski (Amber), Great-nephew
  • Derrek Felski, Great-nephew
  • Allen Marshall, Great-nephew
  • Graham Bolton, Great-nephew
  • Meagan Bolton, Great-niece
  • Anna Josephine Bolton, Great-niece
  • Wesley Wood (Becca), Adopted nephew


  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020


David William Henn

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Melanie Marshall

January 13, 2020

Uncle David always sent a card for every occasion. Sometimes his cards reminded me OF the occasions, ha ha.
The one memory we talked about most is how, on every Christmas Eve at his mother's house, making the eggnog in the blender always blew out a fuse and Uncle David would be the one to change it.
The one memory he just shared with me is how he fell off the back of my father's (his brother, Bruce) motorcycle as they were going up a dirt ramp at a construction site for when they were building Interstate 95. They laughed and laughed.
I will miss his being here with us, and every cardless occasion will remind me of him. R.I.P., Uncle David. Thanks for encouraging me to drive out to see you last year.

Pam Strubhar

January 10, 2020

One of the finest people ever. I will always remember his kind compliments about the music I played and Sunday lunches with Burt and me. Truly a friendship to be treasured.