Henry (Hank) Eynard, 82 of Lincolnton, NC passed away on January 31, 2022.
Henry was born to the late Henry and Marie Lucy on August 13, 1939. After his parents passing, he was then adopted by the late John & Margaret Eynard.
Hank is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kathleen (Kitty) Eynard. Kitty and Hank were blessed with nine children, Lisa (Jeff) Caprio, Richard (Elizabeth) Eynard, Henry Jr. (Tina) Eynard, Lauralee (John) Kephart, Kym (Dennis) Bozzi, Cathie (Michael) Deluca, Sam Camacho, and Michelle and Chastity Hymes; fifteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren, Vhyctoria Camacho Rebecca (Destiny), Erica (Zachary, Giavana), Joshua (JoJo), Rachel (Michael, Mya, Curtis), Travis, Lucas (Luca, Sophia), Brittany (Lucy), Tony, Morgan, Cierra, Aidan, Camren, Casie, Anthony and Max; and his sister, Lynne.
Hank will be remembered by many through his lifetime of experiences. A man of humor, love, kindness and hard work. A family man, husband, father and brother and PAPA. He had a giving spirit, a caring heart and a warm embrace.
In his younger days, Hank was an active member of the Booster Clubs through Union Endicott schools. In the mid 80’s, his passion for soccer and love for his family inspired him to create opportunities for young girls in our area. Giving them the ability to play at any level, in the surrounding areas. He and a few others began the EUYSA creating many new opportunities for growth of the game in Broome County.
He was a big presence everywhere he went! If you didn’t hear him enter a room, you saw him.
Hank was a plumber a member of Local 112 Union with over 50 years in the field. His work ethic was admired by many. He was so proud to have passed that passion, work ethic, and expertise on to his sons and grandson.
His love for animals and raising and showing (parades) St. Bernards, from our small family farm/home in Long Island to a rehab center in Florida for Chimpanzees and monkeys. He understood animals and they connected with him. He also passed this love for animals on to each of his children and grandchildren.
Hank was often misunderstood as a tough guy. When in turn, he was fanatical in finding the crazy, most exciting way of making fun no matter the circumstances. Not always the most appropriately behaved individual, but that’s what most loved about him. Hank was a giving, loving, kind and a very amusing individual!
He loved to travel and visit his children and grandchildren, creating a lifetime of memories! Hanks mission was to continue his legacy in the lives of his children and especially his grandchildren.
He was a hardworking, crazy, energetic and tough father, who worked relentlessly to give us all we needed!
He was a wonderful grandfather, who never seem to grow old. His smile and heart filled with gold. His desire to entertain with mischievous plan, brought a sense of awe in the eyes of his grandchildren. Always, making them laugh, solely to bring joy, and excitement to their lives! Each of them saw and continue to feel the endless love and pride he had for all of them.
Finally, his mission…
Many knew him as Santa, he BELIEVED he was Santa. He was Santa all year long in his heart! He dressed the part, played the part and created a little magic for each and every child he spoke to. He carried a red velvet bag filled with candy canes and dressed in red all year long! His spirit, and absolute love for bringing a sparkle to anyone willing to BELIEVE. For many it was the magic of the holidays. For him, it was a superpower! Santa allowed him to bring happiness, love and compassion for all!
~YOU will be missed but we remember now in love,
Your life from start to end,
And we’re just glad we knew you,
As a husband, brother, Father, PAPA and a Friend.~
A gathering for friends and family will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 2-4 p.m. at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, 16901 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.kepnerfh.com.