A funeral Mass for longtime California labor leader Jack Henning has been set for 1:30 p.m. Friday at San Francisco's Cathedral of St. Mary, at 1111 Gough St. A reception at the cathedral will follow the Mass.
The Mass will be preceded by visitation hours from 2-4 p.m., and a Rosary at 4 p.m., Thursday at the McAvoy O'Hara Evergreen Mortuary, at Geary Boulevard and 10th Avenue in the city. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Henning's name to St. Anthony's Dining Room in San Francisco.
A gifted orator who served as U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and as a labor official under two presidents, as well as leading the California Labor Federation for 26 years, Henning died last Thursday at his San Francisco home. He was 93.