John "Henry" Berglund passed away peacefully sur-rounded by his loving wife and family Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at his home in Falconer.
He was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Sweden to John and Elvira Carlson Ber-glund.
Henry married his wife, Betty Murphy Berglund, Aug. 7, 1981, in Celoron, N.Y.
In 1989, Henry retired from Dowcraft Corp. after 38 years, where he had worked as a supervisor. Prior to working at Dowcraft, he was a proud member of the U.S. Navy. Henry was an active member of the VFW and the American Legion in Falconer.
Henry loved to camp and enjoyed spending time with his camp friends and family at Homestead Park Campground. He was known to everyone at the campground as "the keeper of the flame," because he could keep a campfire go-ing all day. He was beloved by his special dog, Buddy. Additionally, Henry loved to read mysteries and western novels, as well as play card games.
Henry is survived by his children: Gary Berglund of Jamestown, N.Y., Bonnie (John) Fitch of Florida, John (Victoria) Berglund of Idaho, Mary-Alice Berglund of Florida, Connie (Larry) Babcock of Falcon-er, N.Y., Robert (Yvonne) Caldwell of Falconer, N.Y., Richard (Nancy) Caldwell of Pennsylvania, and Scott (Jody) Caldwell of Jamestown, N.Y. Besides his children, Henry is survived by his grandchildren: Nicholas (Liz) Caldwell, Shawn Caldwell, Lisa Babcock, Stephanie (Ron) Reichardt, Kristen (Nick) Johnson, Za-chary (Kim) Caldwell, Lauren Caldwell, Chance Caldwell, Mylea Caldwell, Majken Berglund, Jackson Berglund, Mark (Yvonne) McClure, Darrin McClure, Robert Anthony, Felicia (Jeff) Keller. He is also sur-vived by several great-grandchildren: Chloe Johnson, Carter Johnson, Conner Johnson, Alex Bab-cock, Autumn Caldwell, Braden Caldwell, Bryce Caldwell, Mackenzie Kell-er and Ellie Keller.
In addition to his parents, Henry was preceed-ed in death by his first wife, Gertrude Rydell Berglund.
At the request of the family, no visitation or service will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. All arrangements are being handled by the Falconer Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to the Falconer Fire Department and Hospice of Chau-tauqua County.