OSWEGATCHIE -- Henry W. McBroom passed away Monday, January 21, 2019 at 8:15 pm at the Winter Haven Hospital located in Winter Haven ,Florida.
He was 59 years old. He resided in Davenport, Florida at the time of his death.
He was born to Glenn and Sarah McBroom of Oswegatchie, New York on January 1, 1960.
Henry is survived by two children; a daughter, Nikki, a son, Neil and one grandson, Noah Nelson. Henry is also survived by his siblings; Daniel and companion Barb Rickett, Paul and wife Gail, Alvin and wife Joanie, Benjamin and wife Robin, LeRoy and wife Trudy and a sister, Melinda and her husband Harry.
He was predeceased by his father, mother, infant brother Alfred, paternal grandparents, maternal grandparents, great niece Caitlin, and several other relatives and friends.
He graduated from Clifton - Fine Central School in 1978.
Henry worked in the area for awhile as a garbage hauler and then hooked up with a friend, Mark Scougal of Carthage, NY and they worked as garbage haulers for awhile. He moved to Erie, Pa shortly after that.
A marriage to Janet Hefner McBroom ended in divorce. They had one child together, Nikki McBroom of Erie, PA. Nikki gave him his only grandchild, a grandson, Noah Nelson. He then had a relationship with Darlene Walczak for several years and they had a son together, Neil McBroom of Erie,PA.
Henry worked for Erie Strayer for a few years before moving on to work at Johnson Control, which got sold to Carlisle Company, until they closed their doors. He then relocated to Haines City, Florida where he went to Truckers School and worked for Werner's Trucking for a few years after getting his truckers license, then worked as a US Mail Hauler/Truck Driver, then for DTS Truck Driver /Operater and was working for Y R C Freight in Orlando, Florida at the time of his passing.
He was a avid Harley Davidson man, an avid Nationwide Race watcher and he did go to a few races. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Sr #3, then Dale Earnhardt Jr. #8 then #88.
He loved to golf and go to many different courses with his friend/brother Wayne Hill and other friends who would join them. He liked to watch Rocket Mortage Classic Golf Club in Detroit, and also Stewart Haas Racing.
There will be no services or memorial at this time. An announcement will be made if one is held later on in the year.