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Mt. Pleasant Elementary to Celebrate the Life of Henry Chang

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Mt. Pleasant Elementary School community will be celebrating the life of student Henry Chang, who passed away in July following a long battle with childhood cancer. 


A special event has been scheduled for Nov. 4 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in conjunction with West Orange Township.


"We will be dedicating a tree, bench and mural at Mt. Pleasant in Henry’s honor," said Julie DiGiacomo, Mt. Pleasant Principal. "It is going to be beautiful."


Henry is survived by his mother, Heather Young, an art teacher at West Orange High School, his father Henry, an instructional aide in the West Orange School District, and five-year-old brother Derrick, grandparents, and loving family members and friends.


The community is invited to attend the celebration of Henry's life. Mt. Pleasant Elementary School is located at 9 Manger Road.


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Cynthia Cumming
Oct. 30, 2018