N. Charles Henss Jr., 66, of Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood, passed away at Swedish Covenant Hospital, January 1, 2023.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Norman Sr. and Patricia Burke Henss.
Charles was an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He was very creative and throughout his career, he worked in advertising as a copy writer; some of his accounts included Aldi, Weber Grill, and Target. Charles’ career ended prematurely due to illness; nevertheless, he continued to mentor young adults entering the advertising field. He was also active in several causes of interest to him, including working on several Malibu Condominium Association Commissions.
Charlie was a car enthusiast, a world traveler, a connoisseur of Mid-Century Modern decor, an ardent fan of 50s, 60s, and 70s music (in particular the Beatles and Herman’s Hermits), and a long-term survivor (HIV) and fighter until the end!
Beloved husband and friend of Matthew Perry, MD.
Shared his home and love with cats - Samantha for 17 years, Cloi for 8 years.
Cherished brother of Stephen Henss (Germaine), Richard Henss (Eva), Patricia Eynard (Jean-Noel), and Suzanne Henss. He was the proud uncle of Sean and Shane Eynard.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing, Saturday, January 7, 9-10:15 AM at St. Dorothy’s Church, 4910 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM. Funeral Mass to be live streamed beginning at 10:30 AM. Please click the following line to view Funeral Mass: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCio1cNnl4DJtpIMqmnyvmbw. Interment Calvary Cemetery, W. Conshohocken, PA. A Chicago memorial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: The AIDS Foundation of Chicago or The American Heart Association.