Henry H. Boreanaz, 91, of Villanova, Pa., a retired Erie County health inspector and racetrack entrepreneur, died Sunday (Aug. 23, 1998) in Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Bennett High School and attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. During World War II, he tested airplane engines at the Curtiss-Wright plant.
He worked for many years as an inspector for the Erie County Health Department, retiring in the mid-1970s.
An avid racing fan, he sold a tip sheet for many years at Buffalo Raceway and Batavia Downs. After he retired, he spent his winters in Florida and worked part time at Palm Beach Kennel Club, a racetrack in Palm Beach, Fla. He moved to Pennsylvania five years ago.
He was a past president of the Holy Name Society at Holy Angels Catholic Church and was a founder and president of the Holy Angels-Bishop Fallon Fathers. He also was a Republican committeeman. His wife, Mildred Piteo Boreanaz, died in 1967.
He was the father of the late Harold J. Boreanaz, a prominent Buffalo criminal-defense attorney.
His other son, David T. Boreanaz, known to Buffalo television viewers as Dave Thomas, was a weatherman at WKBW-TV and host of its "Rocketship 7" show. As Dave Roberts, he now does weather and special events on WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.
Surviving, in addition to his son, are eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered this morning in Holy Angels Church, 348 Porter Ave. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.