Heinrich G. “Henry” Barbknecht

Heinrich G. “Henry” Barbknecht

Heinrich G. “Henry” Barbknecht, 86, of Dunkirk died Saturday morning (Feb. 22, 2020) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk following a lengthy illness.

He was born April 27, 1933 in Espenwerder, Germany, the son of the late Paul and Selma (Lemke) Barbknecht. Henry met and married Dora (Bonacker) Barbknecht and immigrated to the United States in 1956. He worked for Brown & Gugino Lumber Company for several years until he started his own business, Custom Made Cabinets by Henry Barbknecht. His European craftsmanship can be found in several homes and businesses throughout Western, NY. He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed playing cards with friends.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Dora Barbknecht; three daughters, Elisabeth (David) Wisniewski, Mary Barbknecht, and Ruth (Bobby) Carroll; two sisters, Lore (Herbert) Mohr and Edith (Dieter) Lochmon, both of Germany; four grandchildren, Lori Wisniewski, Lynn Wisniewski, John Montalban, and Jennifer (Timothy) Granger; four great grandchildren, Wayne McEnany III, Scotty and Danny Granger, and Wyatt Montalban.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sibling; and grandson, David Junior Montalban.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a future date. Donations can be made to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.