Henry W. RoukatDecember 7, 1929 ~ March 30, 2017 (age 87)
Henry W. Roukat, age 87, of Dudley, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester.
He was married for 58 years to Stasia (Stawicki) Roukat, until her passing in 2013. He leaves two sons, Mark Roukat of Webster and Paul Roukat of Dudley; and his loving dog, Daisy. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.
Henry was born December 7, 1929, son of the late Joseph and Helen (Chrzanowska) and lived in Dudley all his life. He graduated from Bartlett High School in 1948 and enlisted into the 8th United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Henry flew for the Air Force and logged over 2,000 hours of flying with over 600 hours of actual combat. Flying a B29 bomber, Henry flew 43 bombing raids in Korea. He was a highly decorated Airman who was awarded three battle stars and three air medals and received a citation for bravery for aiding fellow Airmen with disregard for his own safety. During his service, Henry crash landed twice due to enemy fire. After his discharge, Henry was the traffic manager and shipping supervisor for many years, until his retirement at the Risom Manufacturing in North Grosvenordale. He enjoyed gardening, tinkering and being known as a Mr. Fix It.
There are no calling hours. Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Webster-Dudley Veteran's Council, Veteran's Way, Webster, MA 01570. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street, Webster has been entrusted with Henry's final arrangements. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may light a candle or post of a message of condolence.
Webster-Dudley Veterans Council
4 Veterans' Way, Webster MA 01570