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Duane Henry, journalist, decoy carver
Duane Allan Henry, a colorful former newspaperman and advertising agency owner who played a pivotal role in getting Havre de Grace recognized as the "Decoy Capital of the World," died Dec. 14 of heart failure. The Havre de Grace resident was 85.
Following World War II, Mr. Henry settled in Bainbridge and worked as a newspaperman. During the 1960s, he established his own newspaper, the JoppaTowne News Journal, whose name he later changed to the News Advertiser. "He did it all. He sold the ads, wrote the stories, took the photographs and laid out the paper," said his wife of 33 years, the former Christianne Lowe.
In the late 1970s, Mr. Henry and his wife established the Susquehanna Trading Co., a Havre de Grace decoy shop, adjacent to their historic North Union Avenue home. The couple were also founders and charter life members of the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.
December 19, 2011