Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00
Henry Damashek immigrated to America from Poland in 1947, with just seven silver dollars. He had served in World War 2, and his son Scott says that experience made him so grateful to be in America. He was the “proudest American you would ever meet” his son Scott said. Damashek served in the Russian and Polish army, as well as the American army during the Korean War. He would always fly the flag and was often seen proudly wearing his veteran’s hat.
Not only was Henry known for his patriotism, but his generosity.
“I never remembered him saying no to anybody who asked anything of him,” Scott said. “As a dad, he always had time to listen and was always generous with his time and money.”
Henry was also devoted to his community, serving an active role in Temple Emanuel of East Meadow and Knights Pythias. He was the owner of National Advertising and Printing in Manhattan and lived in Westbury for 54 years before passing away at the age of 90. A service was held for him on May 26 at Temple Emanuel. He has three children Glen, Scott and Jill, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.