January 26, 1926 – November 29, 2018
Henry Medvin, 92 of New Castle, PA, passed on Thursday, November 29, 2018 while under the compassionate care of the staff at UPMC Care Center, New Castle. Henry was born January 26, 1926 in Newark, NJ, son of the late George and Lillian (Shustin) Medvin. Henry proudly served his country with the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He attended Brown University and Columbia University earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Henry was a self-starting entrepreneur who successfully owned and operated the Wholesale Essex Beef Company. Henry was a member of Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston, NJ. In his leisure, he was a man of diverse interests from cycling along the beach to traveling around the world. Henry was an avid reader and had a great appreciation for the arts. He also had a passion for volunteer service to others and was involved in a number of organizations that afforded him the opportunity to do so. Until 1988, he made his home between New Jersey and Florida, finally moving to Pennsylvania in order to be near his family. In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his son: Glenn Medvin and his sister: Rose Gottlieb. Henry is survived by his dear daughter and son-in-law: Mandy Medvin and M. Thomas Taylor, New Wilmington, PA; two grandchildren: Bonnie Medvin Taylor, Pittsburgh and Thomas Henry Medvin, New Wilmington, PA; his sister and brother-in-law: Grace and Charlie Gluck, West Orange, NJ. Local arrangements were by the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Rochester, PA with a funeral service held at the BERNHEIM-APTER-KREITZAMN SUBURBAND FUNERAL CHAPEL, Livingston, NJ. Interment, next to his son Glenn, followed in the Beth Israel Memorial Park, Woodbridge. On line condolences may be offered at either funeral home web site.
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December 3, 2018
I am a second cousin to Henry and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Even though I have not been in touch with the rest of his family for a long time, I do have fond memories of everyone when I was a child. The last time I saw Henry was 47 years ago when he was a guest at my wedding. My sincere condolences to all.