Resident of Los Altos & The Forum at Rancho San Antonio On Memorial Day, 2020, Henry (Hank) Lessing, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away at the age of 95. Henry was born in New Orleans in February, 1925, and spent most of his young life in Kerrville, Texas. In June of 1943, he joined the Army Air Corps program. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant and received his wings in June 1944. Postwar, Henry attended University of Illinois where he met his wife, Kathryn (Kay) Petersen, and earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. In 1948 he began his 32 year career with NASA. He continued his education at Stanford University graduating with a Masters of Engineering Science. As a natural born leader, he rose to the position of Chief of the Avionics Systems Branch. After retiring in 1980, he began his second career of 32 years as a Professor of Mathematics at San Jose City College.