Henry Michael Donzis

  • Born: March 20, 1956
  • Died: September 30, 2015
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212

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Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family


Henry Michael Donzis, died on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerome Donzis. He is survived by his wife, Freida Donzis; daughters, Sarah Donzis Kestenbaum and David, and Elissa Jo Donzis; son, Joey Mitchell Donzis; sister, Melanie Donzis Price and Fred; brother, Lewis Donzis and Kathy; his mother, Rivian Donzis Markey; parents-in-law, Irwin and Natalie Barath; sister-in-law, Marsha Barath Schneider and Moti; brother-in-law, Jacob Barath and Heidi; numerous nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews.
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OCTOBER 2, 2015
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Met him only a few times in the mid 80's, but I admired him. Sorry to learn of his loss.

Posted by Mark Matheney - Allen, TX - Acquaintance   September 30, 2016

Freida, We were shocked and saddened at your sudden loss. May the many happy memories you have help get you thru this time.

Posted by Ellen & Mark Sadovsky - San Antonio, TX   October 08, 2015

Dear Donzis Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all today. I was so sorry to hear of Henry's passing. my deepest sympathy to all of you.

Posted by JULIA DONZIS - LOS ANGELES, CA - WIDOW OF COUSIN HAROLD DONZIS   October 03, 2015

We send you all our love and prayers, No words can offer real comfort at this time, but hopefully the memories of all the laughter and love that you shared will bring eventual peace and healing,

Posted by The deGraffenried Family - San Antonio, TX - Friends   October 03, 2015

Dear Elissa and the Donzis family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and the entire Donzis family during this time of healing.

Posted by Sandra - Los Angeles, CA - Elissa's coworker   October 02, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to Frieda and her entire family and extended family on the sudden passing of Henry. May you find comfort and strength.

Posted by Sharon Gewertz - San Antonio, TX - friend   October 02, 2015

We are saddened by the loss of Henry, and our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Honey Creek Drive will always have great memories of that smile on the corner, and the comings and goings of Henry's blue jeep.

Posted by Gorman and Louise Sekula - San Antonio, TX - Neighbor   October 02, 2015

Dear Elissa and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May God keep and comfort you all.

Posted by Pamela Rawlins - Los Angeles, CA - Colleague   October 02, 2015

Our hearts go out to you during this very difficult time. We wish you peace and healing.

Posted by Steve and Dominique Springmeyer - Bellevue, WA, WA - Friends   October 02, 2015

Our hearts are stricken by this news. We watched with joy as a resplendent Henry and Frieda, Dr. Elissa and Joey witnessed Sarah and David begin life together. We now celebrate him with heavy brow and tears. Zihrono Livracha, may he be remembered always in joy and for a blessing.
-Barbara and Hazzan David Silverstein

Posted by Hazzan David Silverstein - San Antonio, TX - Clergy and Friend   October 02, 2015

Henry, you were my brother when we were children, and we got in so much trouble together. You were one of the smartest men I've ever known, a great father, and a great son to both your parents, most of all, a wonderful man whom will be sorely missed by all who know you. I can't imagine what your family is going through right now, but my heart and blessings go out to all of them, especially your mother, my aunt Cookie, and Frieda, and your beautiful children Sarah, Elissa, and Joey. God bless your whole family, rest in peace, my cousin and dearest childhood friend and weekend companion.

Posted by David Binder - Nashville, TN - Cousin   October 02, 2015

So sorry for your loss may Henry's memory be a blessing and a comfort to you all.

Posted by Nathan Kerman - San Antonio, TX - Friend   October 02, 2015

Henry and Freida wet amongst the first people we met in San Antonio. They're warmth and friendship were the beginning of our family start and the memories we hold dear of our lives in San Antonio. We cannot imagine the heartbreak of losing the unique individual we called Henry. Eclectic, friendly and filled with valuable insights and ideas in most any conversation. May Henry's memory be for a blessing and may all your family muster the great strength in this heartbreaking and sudden loss.

Posted by Rik Heller - Dallas, TX - Friend since 1980.   October 02, 2015

Henry, we salute you for being such a loyal son, husband, father, brother, uncle and

friend. You had an impact on so many of our lives such that the void will always

be felt. It is so difficult to accept that a person who enjoyed life and enjoyed

being a part of so many lives is no longer a part of our lives.

Rest in Peace Henry!

We love you,

Marsha, Moti, Oren & Leor

Posted by Marsha, Moti, Oren & Leor Schneider - ISRAEL, TX - sister/brother-in-law & nephews   October 02, 2015

Good bye to our brother, our uncle, our Henry.
As we sit here and try to comprehend the terrible loss we feel on your passing away, the difficulty of this incomprehension is overrun by the many memories of you.
We admired you for the person that you were: A caring, loyal and loving person to your family and your friends. You were always ready to help all of us. You did so much for so many people.
We loved observing the love and close friendship that you shared with Freida. The special relationship that you had with each one of your children, Sarah, Elissa and Joey. We saw how you were so much a part of their lives and helped them in so many ways, for example with their relocations, or with the wedding
or just talking to them about their many interests. You were so proud of the 3 of them. We loved the way that you looked out for your mom and made sure to see her as often as possible. You and Lewis had a very unique relationship of more than brothers and co-workers, but also of best friends. Melanie and you were always bantering, for example, as to who was older or wiser. For Mama & Papa, you were another son and you took very good care of them. It was important for you to come to Israel and celebrate both Oren's & Leor's Bar Mitzvahs with us. When we would come to San Antonio, you would do whatever you could to make our visit special and we were able to spend many good times together.
You were always ready to tease and be playful too. At most casual events, there was always at least one photo of you with two fingers behind someone's head.
The time that we spent with you at the lake was wonderful. Oren & Leor had a blast on the lake with you and the boat. We cherish it today, now even more.
We salute you for being such a loyal son, husband, father, brother! You had an impact on so many of our lives such that the void will always be felt.
We love you, Henry!

Posted by Marsha, Moti, Oren & Leor Schneider - Ra-anana ISRAEL - sister/brother-in-law & nephews   October 02, 2015

Henry, we salute you for being such a loyal son, husband, father, brother, uncle and

friend. You had an impact on so many of our lives such that the void will always

be felt. It is so difficult to accept that a person who enjoyed life and enjoyed

being a part of so many lives is no longer a part of our lives.

Rest in Peace Henry!

We love you,

Marsha, Moti, Oren & Leor

Posted by Marsha, Moti, Oren & Leor Schneider - Ra-anana, Israel - family member   October 02, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if you need anything.

Posted by Joshua Barry - Los Angeles, CA - Elissa's colleague/friend   October 02, 2015

"My warmest thoughts and prayers are with you Elissa and your family during this time of sorrow"

Posted by Shahrzad - Los Angeles, CA - Elissa's colleague   October 02, 2015

My thoughts are with you. Henry was a wonderful person and will be missed by many.

Posted by Linda Peterson - San Antonio, TX - friend from Datapoint   October 02, 2015

Words can't express how sorry we are for your loss. Henry was a very special person who will be missed by all. Please know that you are in our thoughts!

Posted by Micki, Russell, Jonathan & Matt - Houston, TX - friends   October 02, 2015

Elissa,

I just found out and I'm so sorry. I can't imagine what you're going through and I'm sure it's a million times harder when away from home. Thinking about you and let me know if you need ANYTHING.

~Anna

Posted by Anna Parievsky - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   October 02, 2015

Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. I am sorry for your loss

Posted by Laurie Galvan - Los Angeles, CA - Elissa's colleague   October 01, 2015


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