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Larry Wiese Obituary
NEWPORT NEWS - Larry Wiese, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 28. He was a native of Springfield, IL, and a resident of Newport News for 28 years. He was employed at Newport News Shipbuilding as an Engineering Supervisor for 28 years. He graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Bachelors of Science, and received a Masters of Engineering Management at George Washington University. He was admired and respected at the Shipyard for his leadership skills, patience, and creativity. He is remembered by all who knew him as a kind-spirited, talented, thoughtful individual who always put the needs of others before his own. He was an active supporter of the Christopher Newport University and Peninsula Catholic volleyball teams and Boy Scout Troop 242 and member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, NNSB Golf League, and Tidewater Turners. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Sadie and Gerald Corbin; paternal grandparents, Marguerite and Joseph Arde Wiese. Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Maureen (Verry) Wiese; daughter, Elizabeth; son, Daniel; Parents, Barbara (Corbin) and Merle Wiese; two sisters, Sherri (Martin) Brunner; Leah (Ryan) Pennington; sister-in-law, Jane (John) Hastings; three brothers, Michael (Becky) Wiese, Phillip (Pam) Wiese, Dennis (Miste) Wiese; two brothers-in-law, Tom (Jane) Verry, and Ed (Pat) Verry; sixteen nieces and nephews; and countless friends. We are all better people because Larry's light shone on us for an all-too-brief moment in time. A visitation will be held Thursday, May 1, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 2, at 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, with the burial being held on Saturday, May 3, at 12:30 at Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts Troop #242, Peninsula Catholic High School, CNU Volleyball, CNU Mens' Soccer, or Food Bank of Virginia. Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Press from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014
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