Henry E. Caldwell

March 04, 1926 ‒ March 04, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Henry E. Caldwell, of Delaware, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, March 4, 2020. His passing comes 94 years after the day of his birth.

Born on March 4, 1926 in Dunham, Kentucky to the late James Caldwell and Goldia Alice (Maggard) Caldwell, Henry went on to proudly serve his country as a member of the United States Navy during World War II receiving several medals including 1 Bronze Star. On December 11, 1949, he married the love of his life Ora Virginia Boring. Together they shared 70 years of marriage and raised 3 children.

Henry was the owner and operator of Caldwell Construction for many years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW #3297, Eagles #376, AmVets Post #102 and #104, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1167, all of Delaware. He enjoyed gambling, especially shooting craps and later playing poker. He loved going to flea markets and looking out his window overlooking his pond. He also loved feeding the ducks, deer, geese and rabbits. A proud veteran, Henry served as Grand Marshall of the 2009 Veterans Day Parade in Delaware.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving devoted wife, Virginia; children, Judy Looney of Cardington, Linda (Glenn) Pittsenbarger of Delaware, and Larry (Diane) Caldwell of Ostrander; 7 grandchildren, Jared (Tricia) Ray, Stacie (Jeff) Nelson, Darrick (Shannon) Samuels, Anita (Jeremy) Stockdale, Amy (Mike) McKown, J.R. Caldwell, Caylee (Andrew) Chanthathirath; 15 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; brother, Harrison “Leonard” Caldwell of Jerome; sister, Marie Breece of Delaware; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his grandson Chad Andrew Samuels, son-in-law Richard Dean Looney, brothers Fred, Carl, Ermal, Howard, Thurman, and infant Keyston, and sisters Rosie “Rose” Mullins and infant Alice.

Special thanks to Delaware Hospice especially Joyce, Jennifer, Chaplain Jeff, and Dr. Kast; caregivers, Kris Bass, Ashley, Rhonda, and Cheyenne; special caregiver and beloved friend, Dixie Lilly; special friends, Russell and Dixie Lilly, Rebecca Sanders, Loy Hughes, and Dustin Chaney.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 2 – 5 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating his life will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10:00 am with Pastor Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association and members of the United States Navy.

Contributions in Henry’s memory may be made to the Delaware County Humane Society or Eastside Mission Church.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran of the Greatest Generation.

To share a fond memory of Henry or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • So sorry for your loss he will be deeply missed by all and thank you Henry for your service to our country 🙏🙏🙏

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for his wife and family. Thank you Mr. Caldwell for your service to our country. ❤️

  • So,so sorry for your loss.Henry was a Great Man. Lived a Wonderful Life.Going to miss him.

  • Thank you for being like a dad to my parents, Dixie and Russell, and Grandpa to us.. one of my favorite memory as a child was you planting the garden by the barn every spring and giving us fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, and fishing by the pond, you were truly a wonderful person and will be missed by all .. Desi

  • So sorry for your loss. Henry was a great man, and will be truly missed by all who knew him.

  • To the Caldwell Family – I am very sorry for your loss. Keep your memories close to your heart. My God bless you and watch over you during this time.

    Love to all of you
    Sandy, Kurt, Rebekah and CJ (Ashbrook) Simmons

  • Judy,

    My sincerest condolences go out to you and your family. Remember the good times you had with your father. Take care of your mom, she will need you now more than ever. If you need anything or just want to talk, please give me a call. May God Bless you all in this sad time.

    Love ya,
    Deb Wiles

  • Leonard Harrison Caldwell

    Henry was not only my brother – he was my friend. He taught me to lay block, do carpenter work, and how to make a good garden. I will always treasure these traits.

  • Virginia, Judy, Linda and Larry and family, so sorry for your loss. Our heart, thoughts and prayers are with you. Take comfort in knowing that he is at peace now, no more pain. Remember your memories and hold them close to your heart. We Love you all. Brenda and Jim