Vaden, Henry Irvin -
Essex - On March 21, Henry Irvin Vaden, 92, went to be with our Lord. He was born to Clarence Thomas Vaden and Vivian Wilbourne Vaden on June 18, 1922, in South Boston, Va. He married Ruth Rather Vaden on Sept 4, 1945. They were married for 56 years until her death in 2001.
He served in the US Army in the 424th Regiment, 106th Infantry Division during WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star in the Battle of the Bulge. He began working at General Motors on the assembly line in 1947 and retired in 1979. He was ordained as a deacon at Mars Hill Baptist Church in Essex and often led the congregational singing.
Henry is survived by his daughters Angela McDowell, Bonnie Amell and her husband Denny Amell and Ramona Cooper Black; grandchildren Aimee McGee, Tim McDowell, Jeremy Amell, Alicia Cooper, Chris Cooper and Aaron Black; great-grandchildren Madison McDowell and Andrea Belgrave. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister Frances Vaden Compton.
Visitation was held on March 25 at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home P. A. of Essex, where funeral services were held on March 26. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, send a donation to the Phillips girls who visited Dad for the past three months and brought him so much happiness with their songs and gifts. Make checks payable to Liberty Phillips, P.O Box 70079, San Antonio, TX 78270.
Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A.
1407 Old Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21221