Henry Metzger

June 2, 1932March 5, 2018

Henry Charles Metzger, “Chuck”, age 85, of Rochester Hills, passed away March 5, 2018.

Loving husband of the late Ardith (Ince) Metzger; dear father of Kym (Mark) Zanmiller, and Jennifer (Matt) Richter; caring grandfather of Jordan, Alice, Ben, Josh, and Nicole.

Chuck was born the son of Henry and Grace (Rose) Metzger in Cleveland, Ohio on June 2, 1932. He grew up in Boston and joined the Air Force after high school. Chuck was stationed at Selfridge Air Base. Following discharge from the Air Force, Chuck earned his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University. He married Ardith Ince on May 26, 1956 in Detroit. Chuck raised his family with his wife in Southfield Michigan.

Chuck was one of the early GM computer programmers and later worked at EDS. He enjoyed his circle of retired, technology savvy friends who met on the first Wednesday divisible by 3 of every month. Chuck was an avid Red Sox fan and loved to watch the March Madness basketball games.

Per Chuck’s request, no public service will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made in Henry’s honor at


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Carol Jordan

March 12, 2018

Dear Kym, Jennifer and families,
My dear friends Patty and Donald were neighbors of your Father and after they moved and your Dad moved they stayed forever connected. Over the years I always looked forward to seeing Chuck at all the get togethers at Patty and Donald's house...Graduations and Birthday parties and Just Because parties. Chuck always talked of his kids, movies and sports. Chuck was a part of Patty and Donald's family and will be terribly missed by them and by all their friends who looked forward to catching up with your Dad...Sincere Condolences, Carol Jordan