Harlem’s Henry E. Greenup Homegoing Service

January 27, 2017

Harlem-based businessman/philanthropist Henry E. Greenup, 95, died.  Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,  he relocated to NY after serving in the Army, during WWII and discharged as a corporal.

In New York he would cut his entrepreneurial teeth. He owned Henry’s Butcher Shop and Grocery on Lenox Avenue, Harlem’s first kosher meat market. He owned restaurants and nightclubs in Harlem and midtown Manhattan. A Harlem real estate baron, for more than 40 years, his apartments were always affordable. A tireless community person, he partnered with Harlem Hospital in launching the WIC Baby Formula Program.  An indefatigable member of Abyssinian Baptist Church, he was a Mason and a member of 100 Black Men. His January 24th, 2017 New York. Homegoing Service was held at Abyssinian Baptist Church which was followed by a second line parade. His January 28th, 2017 Homegoing service and burial will be held in Whigham, Georgia.

The twice- married Greenup is survived by his daughter Valencia.

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