HenryAkinbobola

August 16, 1956 - June 02, 2021

Visitation: Thursday, June 17th from 4-7PM, Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., Pgh, PA 15229

Service: Friday, June 18th at 11AM. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford, PA 15090


Henry O. Akinbobola, aged 65 of Lagos, Nigeria,passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Henry was the son of late Chief Charles and late Madam Comfort Akinbobola; He was the beloved husband of Mojisola  Akinbobola (Nee Kolade), The proud father of Olaitan (Bobby) Akinbobola, loving Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Brother-In-law and Friend. An accomplished Administrator, Accountant and Public Servant. He was also a Peace and Millennium Development Ambassador.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 17th from 4-7PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Hwy., Pittsburgh, PA 15229.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 18th at 11AM in Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford, PA 15090. Interment will follow at Sewickley Cemetery.

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  • OLUBUNMI AINA

    Though words fail me as I have tried not to put any thing down but to keep them closely guarded to my heart but mu hubby David insist I need to put something down. You were not just my senior sister husband but you were a brother in law turned senior brother to me. I was your chief Bride`s maid on your wedding right from when I met you during your courtship with my senior sister you have been a friend and brother always jovial we share a lot of secrets and ideas and great hope for the betterment for the two families. You were always there for us. I remember some of your statement; you said you were not only only an in law but you are my senior brother I miss such conversations that we used to have. Rest on my beloved senior brother your memory will forever remain with us. Sleep on in the bosom of the Lord till we meet on the resurrection day. Amen.

  • MR Wale Santos and Henry`s In Laws

    TRIBUTE FROM HENRY`S INLAWS;
    Mr Henry Olaitan Akinbobola was such a loving, kind respectful and highly intelligent man who loved everyone and took them as his own, he never cared if you were his blood relation or not. A very humble man who dreamed big and would do anything for his family and friends and anyone that came his way. When he married my sister, my mother took him as her additional son and that became a blessing to our family. This is a sad occurrence and it is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Henry. Sleep well in the Lord our son in-law and brother. We pray that God Almighty gives his wife Mojisola our sister and son Olaitan(Jnr.) and the two families the fortitude to bear this painful loss in Jesus name, Amen. We love you beloved but God loves you the most, Rest in Peace, Henry Olaitan Akinbobola, our brother from another mother…………. Mr. Wale Santos for the family.

  • Bola Akinsola

    Mr Akinbobola my friend of over 17 years, words failed me when I heard of your sudden demise. You were a destiny helper and a harmless man but God knows best.
    Continue to rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus.
    I pray to God almighty to strengthen and comfort the family your left behind.
    Adieu, H. O. AKINBOBOLA

  • Alaba, Tosin and Darasimi Aina

    Hmm! Epistle could be written, but words alone could not express how painful it was to lose a great man. Love leaves a memory no one can steal, but death leaves a memory no one can heal. Your actions were always kind. A generous hand and an active mind, anxious to please and loath to offend. A loving Father, caring brother-in-law, and faithful friend. We’ll all miss you very much. God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not meant to be. So, He put his arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes, we watched you as we saw you pass away. Darasimi’s mum, my wife, was never wrong about your delicious egusi soup. You were a fantastic cook. The impact of your food and smell will ever be on our sense of memory. You once said, ”In my lifetime I shall experience seeing you with your own children (triplet you said!)”. I could see that great joy in your eyes when the golden child, David Oluwadarasimi Oladipupo, was born. You were most thrilled at his birth.

    You are the epitome of love, even to my biological parents. Although we loved you deeply, your Golden Heart stopped beating, generous hands at rest.

    God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

    It is clear handwriting on the wall that your absence will be greatly missed. You will forever remain with us, and your cherished memories will never fade. I pray you to continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.

    Alaba, Tosin and Darasimi Aina

  • Olaolu Akinboro

    O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

    Uncle, your death remains a shock to me, how I wish it’s just a bad dream.

    How can I forget your sense of humor, your humility, your friendliness to mention just a few.

    Your passing still remains a puzzle only God can solve to me. As difficult as it is, I am assured you’re in a better place, resting in the bosom of the Lord.

    I am consoled by Revelation 14:13

    And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”

    Rest in peace my adorable uncle in-law, you will be highly missed!

    Olaolu Akinboro

  • Yemi Odugbela

    May the soul of H. O. Akinbobola rest with the Lord IJN 🙏

  • Ayodele Oluwatoyin Kemi

    You were a rare gem to those that came in contact with you. A philanthropist of high repute. A voice to the voiceless, Big Oga, down to earth no nonesense all round God fearing yet, a chief servant of the people.Sleep on Oga,till we meet to part no more on the resurrection morning.

  • Mashood DanWahab

    Uncle Henry, as I usually called you, it was a bit hard to believe the news when it came. However, it is not certain that the will of God has been done. We surely cannot question Him.

    As you embark on this journey to the great beyond, may God guide you through, forgive your shortcomings, reward your good deeds and grant you rest.

    Thank you for coming and for being my benefactor.

    Good bye Uncle Henry, AKA CASIO

  • Rev. Richard Adekoya

    What a loss on Earth and gain to eternity, Late Mr. Henry Akinbobola. A man with a heart of gold, not perfect but a good man. A man who would always show empathy to those in need, a man who would sacrifice his comfort to make others comfortable. You have ran your race and have gone ahead of us, the Lord grant us the grace to live good and to be able to make eternity hereafter.
    My condolences to the Family, the DG and the entire Staff of the centre (CLTC) The Lord grant us all the fortitude to bear the loss. “Strong man” as we fondly call you, may your soul rest in the bossom of the Lord in Jesus name.

    Rev’d. Can. Richard O.C.O Adekoya

    May the Lord help us all to live good

  • RABI Williams

    Farewell Oga, as I fondly call you, you have been so close and dear to me, yet far. A great friend n confidant, always there to wipe my tears n cover our shame. I cannot forget your good deeds. Oga! I prayed but unbelievably you did not return, cannot fathom it, but I know you will always be remembered. May you find grace with the Lord. Adieu! RABI WILLIAMS

  • Ojisemi Olufemi

    He was a gentleman but very blunt. He will always tell you his mind on any issue no matter the situation but the next moment he is also your friend as if nothing ever happened. That is my OGA for you. Rest in peace after fighting a well deserved battle of life, may the good Lord bless your soul. Amen

  • Charles (MC Senator)

    Sir, you were a lively man, I used to call you the Jagaban of CLTC. Adieu Jagaban

  • Fidelis Essien

    Be consoled with this great loss of such an icon. The Lord gives, the Lord takes. We as human cannot question Him. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  • Mrs Oriloye Anthonia

    Oga mi as I fondly call u, it’s very hard to believe that you are no more. But I know for sure that the lives you touched which I happened to be one, will forever live to remember you.
    I pray that your soul find rest with your maker in Jesus name.
    TONIA.

  • Fidelis Essien

    May your soul find rest in Jesus Most wonderful Name. Rest in Peace daddy.

  • Rev'd. Can. Richard O.C.O Adekoya

    What a loss on Earth and gain to eternity, Late Mr. Henry Akinbobola. A man with a heart of gold, not perfect but a good man. A man who would always show empathy to those in need, a man who would sacrifice his comfort to make others comfortable. You have ran your race and have gone ahead of us, the Lord grant us the grace to live good and to be able to make eternity hereafter.
    My condolences to the Family, the DG and the entire Staff of the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre. The Lord grant us all the fortitude to bear this loss. “Strong man” as we fondly call him, may his soul rest in the bossom of the Lord in Jesus name.

    Rev’d. Can. Richard O.C.O Adekoya

    May the Lord help us all to live good

  • Marshal Adiole

    CONDOLENCES: LATE MR. HENRY OLAITAN AKINBOBOLA
    I offer my heartfelt condolences to the wife and children and entire Akinbobola family. May Mr. Henry Olaitan Akinbobola’s soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father, Amen! I pray for peace and comfort for you and your loved ones at this difficult time and offer my condolences to you all. His gentle soul will always be in our hearts.
    Mr. H.O.Akinbobola was a jolly good fellow and a friend indeed. Nevertheless, he could be temperamental at times as a colleague whilst he was in service, but he never allowed his temperament to overshadow the spirit of listening to colleagues’ problems and showing mercy appropriately. He was kind to the core. Undoubtedly, the thought of never seeing him again brings tears to the eyes of family members and friends. More so, because all this was such a surprise, but we should never question what God has planned; sometimes it’s not meant for us to understand.
    So as we mourn the loss of our beloved friend, we have to keep telling ourselves that we will meet again. However, we must commit to our heart and put into practice the scriptures in Joshua 1:8
    MARSHAL ADIOLE , FCA
    Deputy Director, Audit
    CLTC, ABUJA

  • Yoriola kolade

    This hurts in a way I can’t explain, your being can’t even be described in words. You gave with love without expecting anything in return. Thank you for teaching humility while with us. Continue to rest with our Lord Daddy jnr

  • Folasade Makinde

    May the almighty God rest your soul uncle. I pray that the almighty God wraps his hands around Junior, my cousin, sis Moji and the entire family.

  • Omololu Gbadebo

    I am deeply saddened by your loss, may our prayers guide his soul to our Heavenly Father. Sincere condolences! Rest on uncle Henry.

  • Barrister Bola Fajana

    Sleep on, beloved,sleep and take thy rest,
    Lay down thy head, upon thy
    Saviour’s breast:
    We love thee well; but Jesus loves thee best-
    Good-night! Good-night! Good-night!

  • Bola Fajana

    Junior and mum, accept my condolences, it is well and it shall continually be well with you in Jesus name.

  • Monisola Edith Olubuyimo. (Nee Akinbobola )

    My Bros! As I always called you. Hmmmmm!!! my hearts still ache with sadness and many tears still flow remembering the fact that you
    have left us. I know you are in a better place. Imagine what it meant to loose a loving and Carring brother like you. We all hold you close to our hearts 💕. Though difficult for me to accept that my Bros Henry has passed. It is well. Just like that!!! Rest on my great Brother till we meet again and part no more.

  • Dr. Adelaja & Mrs. Remi Adelugba

    Eternal rest grant onto his soul oh Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him. May the soul of Mr. Henry Akinbobola, through the mercy of God, Rest In Perfect Peace. Amen.
    May the Lord strengthen you dear sister Moni, brother Akin and your entire family through these challenging times. May you find the comfort of the HOLY SPIRIT. Amen.

  • Lomuwagun Ademola

    Your exit leaves with us a great pain that only God can heal. You were too dear to us that we wish you could still spend many more years with us. However, since heaven has gained you, we unquestionably accept and submit ourselves to God’s will. Till we meet again, rest in peace.

  • Ojoye Esther Omowunmi

    Thank you for continually inspiring me to do my best. You help me strive for goals. I found guidance, friendship,care, discipline and love, everything in one person.And that person was you. Rest in Peace My Father , Friend, Mentor.

  • Yusuf Adamu

    Kabeyesi, as l fondly call him was such a kindhearted and dependable friend and a colleague. During my 8yrs stay with him at CLTC, we had excellent working relationship. We shall miss him but God loves him most.

  • Tolu oyebanji

    May your soul Rest In Peace sir , the best boss in CLTC. Thank for being a good boss to me sir and I appreciate your advise always . May the good lord comfort mummy and junior . Continue to rest in well Oga .

  • Isola foluso

    Mrs Akinbobola Date:11/06/2021
    7b Taiwo Ajala Street , off Agbe Road

    CONDOLENCE LETTER

    On behalf of the entire partners, Widows and Orphans of Gathering of the Eagles Ministry (GEM) a help ministry, we heartily commiserate with you and the entire family on the passing into glory of our beloved late Pa, Henry Olaitan Akinbobola.
    We pray that the Lord Jesus grant the entire family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
    We therefore wish to use this opportunity to pledge our total support and continuous prayer as you go through this sober period.

    May God continue to guide you all times. Amen

    Yours faithfully

    Isola Foluso
    President

  • Essencia Durojaiye

    Mr Akinbobola was a good man. I remember his kind and tolerant disposition to us his staff while he was director of finance, CLTC, Abuja. May his kind soul Rest In Peace. May God give his wife and family the strength needed in the days ahead. RIP boss.

  • Babjide Oyeneye

    “Mr Akinbobola” as we always called him in the office, so sad and tearful for me to have heard of your departure from this sinful world. You were indeed a great boss and a father figure even in the face of your firmness and discipline. I can’t write my story without your name in BOLD. You will be missed very much. RIP boss.

  • Ibrahim Madiu Haruna

    My Snr. Comerade in the office may ur soul continue to rest in peace, ameen.

  • Pst Francis Ladega

    My Oga, you fought a good fight, but death is inevitable. One thing I love you for is that you don’t hold grudges against people; you are always quick to reconcile. May your soul rest in perfect peace with the Lord. May the Almighty God be with your family. Sleep on till we meet at Jesus feet. Good night sir.

  • Ada Edache Uche

    Such a shocking and painful news!
    Mr. Akinbobola touched many lives in very positive ways,what a kind soul! May his soul find peace in God’s rest! Madam, please take heart. God knows best.

  • James Madaki

    Rest in peace sir, your good legacy will forever remain fresh in our heart

  • Mike C Agudile

    Hmmmm… Words can’t explain much about this wonderful man, a father and God fearing. He has been so supportive and faithful to us as a staff. We will miss you so much

    Rest in peace

  • Dr Victor Oshadare - GMD Betterways.

    May God bless your soul even in death and grant you eternal peace. To the entire family , God grant you the fortitude to bear this loss and comfort you from every side . Amen.

  • Michael Oladele Fawole (Former Director General, Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre.)

    Henry, you were not only a colleague but a true friend of many years as Staff of Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre. You possessed outstanding qualities that drew people to you. Your friendliness to both the young and the old came with cheerfulness and excitement. You sought peace and pursued peace. A very down-to-earth person, blunt and firm. A no- nonsense person, yet with a large heart.
    As th Director of Finance, you stood by me during my period of trials and challenges, and the almighty God granted us victory. Sleep on,Henry Olaitan Akinbobola

  • Remi Sola-Philips

    When I had of your death,I couldn’t believe it because on the 27th of April I send you my wife 50th birthday card and you replied jokingly, send me ticket to attend as you know i am now a pensioner.
    We met 34 years ago and our friendship has been wonderful even though holder than me.You always call me friends.I will greatly missed your advice to keep helping others in any little way I can because of tomorrow.
    Henry Akinbobola, I cannot forget those old days when we use to walk from Broad Street in lagos to idumota to take bus to Ejigbo.
    I cannot forget our joints in Isolo and Ejigbo in the 80s.
    You are a great man in many ways. Always asking me have you eating?
    Let’s go out to take something.
    Uncle Henry, as I use to call you,rest in the bossom of the Lord.

  • Engr Bisi Adebayo FNSE

    May the gentle soul of a beloved friend rest in perfect peace. You are a man with a large heart and may God console the family left behind. Good night my dear friend.

  • Sade Kolade

    Rest in Peace Uncle. Your bubbly, Jovial self will be forever missed

  • Sade Kolade

    Rest in Peace Uncle. Your bubbly, Jovial self will be forever missed

  • Oluseun Kolade

    Big daddy was a very kind and generous person who always had positive energy around me and my brothers. This was very devastating to me and my entire family may he rest in peace.

  • Ifeoluwapo Kolade

    Very saddened to hear the news… always a loving and caring role model for me and my three brothers Rest in Heaven Big Daddy!

  • Oluwatobi Kolade

    Big Daddy, you had a loving and caring energy, which made me want to be around you. We love and miss you.

  • Olusade Kolade

    Big daddy, thank you for having a positive impact on my life just by being there and caring for me and trying your best to be the best Uncle you can be. Even with you passing away, it is sad but I know you are in a better place and you will be taken care of better. Thank you for all you have done for me since I was born and you lived a very peaceful and happy life.

  • David Aina

    This is a very big blow! But we are gratified that he lived an exemplary life. Anti Moji, Junior, please, accept my condolences on behalf of my family.

  • olujimi kolawole kolade

    It is a big blow to us to see a great man leave us. You are more than a brother-inlaw to us.I remember the day my dad passed and you said you have now taken the position of our father, and you have never cease to be one .Always looking out for us in everything. We love you but God love you more .Rest in perfect peace daddy Jay!

    Jimi

  • olujimi kolawole kolade

    Rest in Perfect Peace daddy Jay! We love you but God love you more.

  • Olubunmi AINA

    Olaitan accept my condolences on Daddy’s passing on to Glory from your Aunt

 

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