Henry R. Tank Jr.

June 27, 1950November 1, 2018

Henry R. Tank Jr., age 68, of Phoenix, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018. He was born on June 27, 1950 to the late Henry Rudolph and Helen Josephine (Zanon) Tank, Sr. in Northville, Michigan. He attended West High School graduating class of 1968; then furthered his education at Arizona State University obtaining an Associate’s in Children's Special Education. Henry proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. On June 2, 2017 he married Laurie Duah at their residence in Phoenix. He was a member of American Legion Post #105 and the Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, shooting his guns, and spending time with his grandkids. Henry is survived by his loving spouse, Laurie; two children, Patrick Tank and his wife Shannon and Paula Howell and her husband Doug; three step-children, Matthew Sherro and his wife Donna, Kimberly Hannel and her husband Ken, and Seth Duah; a sister, Rita Marie Linderman; nine grandchildren with the tenth on the way; and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his previous wife, Marie Aileen Tank on January 4, 2012. Memorial services will be at 11:30 am on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022 with the Committal service with Military honors to follow at 1:30 pm at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Henry’s honor may be made to the Nursing Scholarship Program with the 40/8 Voiture #1154 c/o Andrew LaCour, 15413 W. Domingo Lane, Sun City, AZ 85375.


  • Laurie Tank, Wife
  • Patrick Tank and his wife Shannon, Son
  • Paula Howell and her husband Doug, Daughter
  • Rita Marie Linderman, Sister
  • Nine Grandchildren with the Tenth on the way, Grandchildren
  • Henry also leaves to cherish his memory many other loving family and friends.

  • Nursing Scholarship Program with the 40/8 Voiture #1154 c/o Andrew LaCour


  • Memorial Service Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Committal Service with Military Honors Monday, November 12, 2018

Henry R. Tank Jr.

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Stevie Root

November 12, 2018

Met Tank & Marie through, what else, motorcycles. They introduced me to my first Christmas Toy Ride where Tank dressed up as Santa (and I'm sure Marie was probably dressed as an elf), dressed up our motorcycles with lights & garland along with the toys to donate, and rode with hundreds of other motorcycle enthusiasts to drop off them off. We had many great times and I cherish all our memories

Matthew Sherro

November 10, 2018

How to remember Henry? On his motorcycle with my mom on the back? Or perhaps at the grill competing with me for who could grill the better steak (he always won)? No, the best memory was when he stood at my wedding. Henry always did the job of dad even when I made it difficult for him. It is odd to have to say goodbye but finally, dad has peace again.

Fear not death. Indeed he is not more than God's butler escorting us to into the Throne Room of the Great King.

Mercy, Grace, and Peace. Love you dad

Cheryl Sturgeon

November 10, 2018

I remember Hank was the first person at American Legion Post 105 that I meet. He was the commander, he introduced me to everyone the first night I went to the post. Hank was one of the best commanders that post 105 ever had. No one was a stranger to him. May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family. You have your Angel wings now fly high my friend.

Bobbi Jo Eagleton

November 9, 2018

It asks me for one memory, but how can I possibly stick to just one! So many memories to sort thru. You were a safe place, your home and your ear and always your heart 💓 Thank you for always leaving the door unlocked, treating me as one of your own, in good times and bad. I'll never be able to express in words what your home meant to me as a child, but I believe you knew. I'll miss you "Dad" 💓

Rita Tank

November 9, 2018

I will always remember that My Brother kept me safe... We always laugh at each other... I remember playing with his Lincoln Logs more than he did... But most of all I remember he would let me sleep with him when it stormed out.. I will miss you but see you when it's My Time...

Laura Metelski

November 8, 2018

Some of the best camping, fishing & lake trips ever as kids!! He was a uncle to us & was one of the best !!

Tina (cousin) Wendel

November 7, 2018

The last memory I have of Henry was when Marie and him came to Michigan and I picked them up at the hotel they were staying at and we went to the bar that I worked at and sang karaoke my mother Esther tank also came along it was a great time and he doesn't have a bad voice we sang for hours. It was a memory I will never forget he was a great guy. Rest in peace Henry❤

James Skip Plapp

November 6, 2018

We had our duty to honor our brothers who went before us with an escort to the VA cemetery. RIP my brother until we ride the clouds together.