Henry P. Paterno

  • Born: September 17, 1924
  • Died: February 2, 2008
  • Location: Viewtown, Virginia

Moser Funeral Home

233 Broadview Avenue
Warrenton, VA 20186

Tel. (540) 347-3431

Tribute & Message From The Family

Henry P. Paterno, 83 of Viewtown, VA died Feb. 2, 2008 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA.He was born Sept. 17, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Paterno grew up in New York City. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII and was honorably discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant. He met his future bride, Genevieve McAsey, an army nurse, while both were serving on Leyte, the Philippines, just prior to the end of the war. They were married in 1946, began their married life in Detroit, Michigan and had five daughters and a son. His highly successful career in the finance industry encompassed every phase of the business from branch manager to president of one of the largest finance companies in the United States and Canada. He was vice president of operations at Fruehauf Finance Company before joining the group that organized Delta Acceptance Corporation in Canada in 1956. During this time, he and his family lived in London, Ontario. He served as chief operations officer with Avco Delta from 1961 to 1969 and was president from 1965 to 1969. In a magazine interview in the late sixties, he predicted the coming of a ''cash'' card – which we know today as the debit card. He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Genevieve; daughter Janet Rachel Thomas of Memphis, TN; son Robert of Tampa, FL; daughter Kay and husband Greg Robertson of Viewtown, VA; daughter Mary of Novato, CA; daughter Nina and husband Walter Boehner of Langley Park, MD; daughter Rita and husband Scott Karath of Hyannis, MA; grandsons Christopher and Dale Shepard of Canada; grandson Sean Robertson of Viewtown, VA; grandson Henry Robertson of Falls Church, VA; and granddaughter Hannah Karath of Hyannis, MA. and five great-grandchildren. 1030 AM, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 St. Peter Catholic Church12762 Lee HwyWashington, VAInterment in the church cemetery In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be sent to the Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Amissville, VA 20106