Archer Thomas Wainwright

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  • "Dearest Sarah, I have been tracking Archie's condition..."
    - Genie Lancaster
  • "I was thinking of Archie a few weeks ago wishing I had some..."
    - Amoret Phillips
  • "My sincere sympathy to the family. Always remember Almighty..."
  • "Archie brought much love and light into the world and it..."
    - Ania Welin & Josh Heinberg
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ARCHER THOMAS WAINWRIGHT Archer Thomas Wainwright, 53, died peacefully at his home in Wilmington N.C., on Tuesday January 28, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy. He is survived by his wife, Sarah McKinney Wainwright and their daughters Ruthie and Hope. Archie, as he is known by his friends and family, was the third son of his late mother, Ruth Palmer Wainwright and father, Stephen A. Wainwright (Charlotte) of Durham N.C. He is also survived by his brothers, Peter Wainwright (Carolyn) of Davis, CA, Ian Wainwright (Amy) of Sanibel, FL, and his sister Jennifer Wainwright of Durham N.C. He is also survived by fourteen nieces and nephews, a mother-in-law and three sisters-in-law. Archie was born on the 13th of June 1960, in Berkeley, California. From the age of four, Archie grew up in Durham N.C. He moved to Wilmington in 1985. Archie attended Durham Academy, Stowe School in Vermont, Bard College in New York and Brunswick Community College. Archie was an aquaculture biologist and for many years, was an entrepreneur of a fish farm and hatchery in Brunswick County N.C. He was an accomplished fisherman and an enthusiastic outdoorsman, who enjoyed gardening, organic food farming and ceramic sculpting. As a young child and teenager he traveled with his family to Sweden, England, Fiji, Western Samoa, Hawaii, Mexico City, Canada and the Florida Keys. As a young adult he was a successful fishing guide in Alaska, a place he loved. He worked as a mate on a variety of boats at Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC, where he developed his knowledge and love of fishing and boating. Archie was also an excellent cook. He had a loving and kind spirit and he will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers please send any donations to the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition at His family and friends will honor and celebrate his life at Mount Lebanon Chapel, at Airlie Gardens on Sunday February 9, 2014 at 2:00 in the afternoon. The Reverend Robert Cook will officiate.
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Feb. 2, 2014
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