Born in Ashland he was a son of the late Henry P. and Anna J. Jacko Shemansky. He graduated from North Schuylkill High School and the Ryder Technical Institute with a degree in Electronic Technology.
He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He last served with the 532nd MP Co, Fort Dix, NJ.
Henry enjoyed playing music and was a guitarist for the Happy Stefan Polka Band for many years.
The last of his immediate family, he is survived by several cousins and caretaker Tim O’Leary, Lansford.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann R.C. Church, Frackville with Rev. Giuseppe C. Esposito, pastor, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation Tuesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Frackville.