Obituaries

Henry W. Backes

Henry W. Backes, 76 of Akron, passed away on Monday (November 23, 2020) at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport, NY.

He was born January 17, 1944 in Lancaster, NY, a son of the late Norman and Gladys Cobb Backes.

Mr. Backes was a former supervisor for the Erie County Highway Department prior to his retirement. He served his country with the U.S. Army from 1963-1967. Henry enjoyed woodworking, trains and was a volunteer for Hearts and Hands in Akron.

Survivors include his children, Melissa (Chris) Munn of Akron, Earl Backes of Akron and Wendy Backes of Springville. Sister, Norma Lawrence of East Aurora.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY 14001. Ronald Konieczny II, Director. 

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