Henry “Hank” Gailhouse, age 73 of Mendon, died Thursday March 4, 2010 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Centreville following a long illness. He was born in Marcellus on June 28, 1936 the son of Russell and Grace (Becker) Gailhouse. Henry is a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea. Upon his return to the States, he worked with his father in the family business known as Gailhouse Construction of Three Rivers. He participated in fast-pitch softball leagues; was a Little League coach; enjoyed bowling, camping, and deer hunting. Hank was a member of the Mendon United Methodist Church and the Mendon Sports Boosters.
Hank was married to Marilyn (Bivvins) Baker on May 14, 1966 in Mendon. She survives, along with 3 sons, David Gailhouse, Larry Baker (Virginia) of Mendon, and Tim Baker (Carol) of Colon; 2 daughters, Beverly Currier (James) of Sturgis, and Brenda Gailhouse (Roberta Orlandino) of Boston, MA; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Robert Gailhouse (Jean) of Marcellus, and Jim Gailhouse of Arkansas; a sister, Patricia Hazen (Chuck) of Schoolcraft; 2 sisters in law, Alice Gailhouse and Kay Gailhouse; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Tom and Russell, Jr.; and by 3 sisters, Betty, Geraldine, and Ellen.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Mendon United Methodist Church with Pastor Ward Pierce and Rev. Brian Lutz of Heartland Hospice officiating. Military interment will be in Mendon Cemetery. Memorials will be directed to the Mendon United Methodist Church Building Fund. An online register is available at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com