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Henry “Pops” Hyla, 89, passed away the morning of January 9th. Henry was born the 6th of 9 children on July 13, 1928 in Nanticoke, PA to Walter and Mary Utnik Hyla. He married his sweetheart Geraldine Witkowski before entering the Army where he served as a Corporal in the Korean War. He was an electronics technician for Chrysler Corporation and worked on the Saturn rocket project as a contractor at NASA Michoud. He is survived by his son Gregory Hyla and his wife Claire, Son in Law Marion “Buster” Blue, grandchildren James Blue and his wife Laurie, Adam Hyla and his wife Erica, two great grandsons Grayson and Bennett, and his brother Wally. He is preceded by his loving wife Geraldine and his daughter Pamela. He did much in his short time here and we will always remember the love and light he brought everywhere he went. Relative and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until service time. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit