James C. Henn, 72

Retail display manager

May 18, 2007

James Carroll Henn, a retired display manager who had been a Colts Marching Band honor guard, died of heart disease Saturday at his Pasadena home. He was 72.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1953 graduate of City College and served in the Army Reserves.

He was awarded a scholarship to the Maryland Institute College of Art and later worked in display departments of the old Hutzler's department store and other retail businesses. He retired 24 years ago as Montgomery Ward's district display manager. He had also taught visual merchandizing at Dundalk Community College.

As a young man, Mr. Henn marched with the Walbrook Squadron of the Silverliners and the Towson Troubadours. In the early 1960 he joined the Hamilton Yankee Rebels and remained a member. He was an honor guard member with the Colts Marching Band and sang with the Chorus of the Chesapeake for 25 years.

He built birdhouses representing landmark buildings.

A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church, 1239 Murray Road, Odenton, where he was a member.

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Theda M. Courville-Henn; two sons, Timothy Henn of Finksburg and Steven Henn of Riviera Beach; a daughter, Mary Catherine Reely of Finksburg; a stepson, Dale Courville of Pasadena; a stepdaughter, T. Michele Courville of Reston, Va.; and six grandchildren. His wife of 37 years, the former Kathleen Casey, died in 1994.

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