150x155-3671165Henry A. “Dave” Rodowicz, 85, of Auburn, died Friday, August 28, 2015 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

He leaves his loving wife of 39 years, Theresa M. (Ducharme) Rodowicz; a daughter, Donna J. Gagnon of Worcester; daughter-in-law, Kelly A. Paroyian of Worcester; granddaughter, Kayla A. Paroyian of Worcester and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Paul Paroyian, Jr., died in 2013; a brother, Thaddeus Rodowicz and two sisters, Cecelia Jaros and Sophia Kasper.

Mr. Rodowicz was born in Worcester, son of the late Stanley and Julia (Sadowski) Rodowicz. He graduated from Classical High School and Clark University in Worcester. Henry did serve his country with the Unites States Army during Korean Conflict.

Henry had been employed for over 35 years in the banking community in Worcester, retiring as the Vice President of the mortgage department at the former Worcester County Institute of Savings, now known as Bank of America.

As a respected business professional in his community he served on the Board of Directors for Auburn Family and Youth, he was a member and past president of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, he was a member of the John Paul II Foundation of New England; a member of the Chester P. Tuttle American Legion Post # 279 in Auburn, and a member of the Home Builders Association of Massachusetts where he received the Associate of the Year Award. Henry was very proud of his Polish heritage which lead him to be a member of the Polish American Vets Association; a member of the St. Mary’s Booster, and a member of the Quos Vadis Club, where he was honored as the “Man of the Year”.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Henry’s family on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, Auburn. His funeral will follow with a funeral Mass celebrated at 11:00AM in Saint Joseph’s Church, 189 Oxford Street North, Auburn. Burial with military honors will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. Memorial donations can be made to Auburn Youth and Family Services, 21 Pheasant Court Auburn, MA 01501 or to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 75854, Topeka, Kansas 66675-3544.