Henry Felix Ferdinand Pessig, age 81, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, entered into the presence of his Savior, The Lord Jesus on September 11, 2021. While Henry made a profession of faith late in life, he was assured of his salvation and never once feared or complained during his last days. Henry was born on June 10, 1940 in Saskatchewan, Canada to Ferdinand and Annelies Pessig.
Henry retired from the United States Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after proudly serving for 21 years. It was because of his Navy career that he met the love of his life, Josefa. The two met while Henry was stationed in Rota, Spain and it was there that he decided he would marry Josefa (Pepi) and bring home his “Spanish Souvenir”. Henry was an avid golfer and bowler, and he enjoyed many days on the links with his buddies.
His passion for life was taking road trips with his wife. The two traveled the world and saw many sights and made many fond memories. Once Henry retired from his civilian job at CACI, he and Pepi would travel to Spain at least two times a year. His love for Spain and his Spanish family was one he treasured. He also afforded his beloved children, Felix, Lisa and Patricia the opportunity of traveling to Canada each year to visit his parents in Waterville, Quebec. He made sure that his children were involved in the lives of his parents, which in turn enriched the lives of his children. There are many fond memories of road trips that were taken from Virginia Beach, VA to Waterville, Canada.
Henry was a simple man with a humble soul who would not judge or speak unkind of others. He was a hard worker who worked to provide all the needs for his family. He loved well and was generous; he would help anyone in need to the best of his ability. He did so out of the goodness of his heart to show his love to others by his actions.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Josefa Pessig; his three children, Felix Pessig (his wife, Kim), Lisa Yancy (her husband, Adrian) and Patricia Pessig, his three grandchildren, Elena, Cody and Caitlin Pessig, and his extended family in Spain.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ferdinand and Annelies Pessig along with his sister Valerie Cyr.
Henry will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
His family rest in the knowledge and peace that Henry is no longer suffering and is at peace with his Savior.
“He entrado con Jesus” His family loves him and will miss him deeply.
In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the American Cancer Society honoring Henry’s legacy.
A memorial service will take place Monday, June 5, 2023 at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery starting at 3pm.Send FlowersPlant a Tree
Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, VA 23434