Captain Henry F. McCloskey, USN Reitred, was bron in Jermyn, PA in 1938 to Helen and Harry McCloskey. Hank had one brother and three sisters. Survivors: Sisters, Maryalice Starzan and Margaret Franks; Hank was married to Mary Frison McCloskey for 54 years; 5 children and grandchildren, daughter, Cathleen Mary and husband, Paul Hartmann and their sons, Matthew and Christopher; daughter, Denise DeBenerdini; daughter, Susan McCloskey and her sons, Scott McCloskey and Captain Michael McCloskey, Dallas Fire Department and wife, Sharon Prejean McCloskey; daughter, Sydney; daughter, Madelyn and son, Collin. Henry (Hank) spend 25 years service in the USS Navy as a fighter pilot serving on the USS Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy aircraft carriers. After retiring from the military, Hank spent the next 26 years at American Airlines as a flight instructor. After a long illness, he found relief when he was called home on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018 with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018 at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Arlington. Interment: 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2018 in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Wade Family Funeral Home 817-274-9233

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  1. You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. Isaiah 41:10

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Hank’s passing. I was a Navy TAR like Hank, a former CO of VF-201, and when I retired from the Navy, Hank insisted that I apply to American as a Flight Instructor… despite the fact that they werern’t hiring at the time. A couple of years later when they began hiring instructors, Hank badgered the Training Manager until they called me. The rest is history…

    Because of Hank’s persistence, Millie and I have now traveled standby to over 65 countries and we wouldn’t have done that without my good buddy, Hank! Rest in peace, my fellow flier friend!

    Stan Graber, Carpinteria, CA

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