Henry August Elfers
Head - Henry Elfers proudly hailed from Brooklyn, New York. It was the
place of his birth on May 18, 1930. He was the only son and the eldest
child of Emil (Frederick) and Edna Elfers. Years later, his kid sister
Dorothy, who proceeded him in death, was born.
In 1960, Henry
married the widowed Doris Vogel nee (Bruner) and became an instant
father to William J. Vogel, III, David Scott Vogel, and Richard Allan
Vogel. Three years later, his son James Edward Elfers was born followed
a year later by the arrival of his youngest, Lissa Beth Elfers. Henry
was a loving and dutiful father who inspired love and devotion among
his children and grandchildren.
For over forty years Henry was
employed by Ametek International, an aerospace firm. In one of those
stories that used to happen regularly in America, Henry began his
sojourn in their factory sweeping the floors. By the time he retired,
Henry was the only man on the planet performing his job, calibrating
the most essential component for EVERY 747 manufactured in the world.
He was proud of his work and was highly valued by his employer.
few years before his retirement, Henry met Janet Rose Macfie, it was
without question a match made in heaven. Janet and Henry provided love
to each other that their previous lives lacked. Often described as “two
peas in a pod” Henry and Janet were inseparable. Before health issues
sidelined Janet, the couple delighted in visiting relatives, taking
cruises, and dancing and dining. However, not even health issues
sidelined them for long, Both were cancer survivors who lived every
moment to its fullest.
After relocating to the Outer Banks,
Henry and Janet became active members of Grace Lutheran Church. Their
combined families visited them often and their home in Manteo was
always a place of laughter and joy. Janet and Henry combined their
families with remarkable grace and love, There was no division, her
kids were his kids and his kids were her kids. The laughter and joy
went with them when the couple moved to Peak Fitness in Nags Head.
passed away on February 27th, 2016 taking the light out of Henry's
life. In some ways, it is not surprising that he so quickly followed
Janet into life's next great adventure, they did everything together
and are, once again, united.
In accordance with Henry's wishes
there are no services planned. Expressions of
sympathy are welcome on the on-line register at
www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was
entrusted with arrangements.
Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. 6917 S. Croatan
Hwy. Nags Head, NC 27959