May 23,1927 - January 18, 2024
Last updated 1/30/2024 at 10:19am
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our beloved father, Henk Dillewaard, on January 18, at the age of 96. He peacefully left this world, surrounded by the ones he loved the most, leaving behind a rich legacy filled with love, hard work, and faith.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Henk embarked on a remarkable journey to America, seeking to fulfill the dreams he held dear for his family. He worked tirelessly, holding two jobs at Continental Airlines and also Hughes Helicopters, always willing to go the extra mile to create a better life for his loved ones.
An enthusiast of the outdoors, Henk found solace and joy in pursuing his passions. He was an avid cyclist and fisherman, cherishing each opportunity to explore the beauty of nature. He also had an unwavering devotion for Frank Sinatra that truly defined his spirited personality. His admiration for music knew no bounds, and his love filled the air whenever he played his favorite tunes. Henk was also a huge Manchester United soccer fan, and enjoyed watching every game with his sons Johnny and Francis
Though his accomplishments were many, Henk regarded his role as a father as his greatest and proudest accomplishment. His unwavering belief and faith in the power of Christ, love, and guidance shaped each of their lives, providing them with a solid foundation on which they could build their own dreams.
Now, reunited with his beloved first wife of 50 years, Marni, and Judy, his second wife whom he shared 27 years. His memory will continue to live on through his friends, family, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who will forever be touched by his love and wisdom.
Henk will always be remembered for his warm heart, genuine compassion, and indomitable spirit. May his legacy continue to inspire all those whose lives he touched and may his soul find everlasting joy in the presence of God.