Henry Michaelsen, 89, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 24.
Michaelsen was born in Brooklyn, New York and served as a merchant marine in World War II. He worked as a merchant seaman for Mobil Oil Company.
Michaelsen is preceded in death by his wife, Helen.
He is survived by his son, Eugene (Linda); sister, Agnes Michaelsen; nephew, John Michaelsen; niece, JoAnn Whalen; aunt, May Michelsen and cousin, Richard Michelsen.
Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Meserole Funeral Home, Inwood, New York. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, New York.