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Ailing Mt. Pleasant Student Passes Away

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Seven-year-old Mt. Pleasant Elementary student Henry Chang passed away on July 21 after a valiant battle with childhood cancer.


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 viewing will be held at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 on Tuesday, July 24th, from 2pm-5pm and from 7pm-9pm. 


Funeral Mass
Wednesday, July 25
11:30 am
St. Joseph's Church
As an honorary firefighter, little Henry will have honor guards from the Delran Fire Department standing tall by his side.


The funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 25th at 11am at Gate of Heaven cemetery, 255 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ.


As Henry battled his illness, family and friends, along with students and staff of West Orange Schools, rallied to help the Chang family with fundraisers. The Delran Fire Company has established a GoFundme page to help the family cover funeral costs and help with other medical expenses. Contributions can be made at:


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
The Valerie Fund
Morristown Medical Center
PO Box 35558
Newark, NJ  07193-5558
Condolences may be sent to:
Heather Young & Henry Chang
46 Hart Drive
West Orange, NJ 07052


The family is grateful for all the prayers and messages of support so many have provided throughout this long and difficult journey. Please continue to send out prayers for peace and healing.



Cynthia Cumming
July 22, 2018