Terrance F. ""Terry"" Wiedlich, 70, a resident of Plymouth, entered into eternal rest on Monday evening, Aug. 19, 2013, at Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by his family. His loving wife is Karen L. (Andrews) Wiedlich. Together, Terry and Karen celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary on April 6, 2013.
Born on Aug. 28, 1942, in Wilkes-Barre, Terry was a son of the late Frederick J. Wiedlich and Mary E. (Toole) Wiedlich.
Raised in Wilkes-Barre, Terry was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School, class of 1960. Later in life, Terry went on to further his education at Wilkes University.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Terry honorably served his country for four years. During his last year of service, he participated in the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge on Sept. 25, 1964, Terry had attained the rank of storekeeper third class.
Prior to retirement, Terry was employed for 34 years as a manager for Spencer Gifts, located in the Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre. In his earlier years, Terry was employed by Acme Markets in their bakery division.
Following retirement, Terry volunteered his time as an activity coach for Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke, the Kingston Commons, Kingston, and also for Guardian Elder Care, Nanticoke.
Terry was a man of great faith and trust in God. He was a longtime member of All Saints Roman Catholic Parish, Plymouth.
A proud veteran, Terry was a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Post 274, Ashley, and also was a past member of the American Legion, Post 463, Plymouth. Additionally, Terry was a past member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Lodge 546, Plymouth.
Terry possessed a charisma and sense of humor that was truly one of kind. He always had a thoughtful word, a positive message and a loving smile for everyone he came into contact with.
A man of many enjoyments, Terry especially enjoyed golfing with his brothers, fishing and race walking.
Terry's greatest love in life was for his family and he cherished each and every moment he had with his loved ones. He will forever be remembered as a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His presence will be deeply missed, but his spirit will forever live on in the hearts of his family.
In addition to his wife, Karen, Terry is survived by his sons, Christopher, Wilkes-Barre, and Terrance and his wife, Pam, Lake Winola; his grandchildren, Brad, Abbey and Zach; his sister, Mary Louise Musto and her husband, Bob Trezciak, Wilkes-Barre; his brothers, Herbert Wiedlich and his wife, Rose Yarmel, Kingston; Paul Wiedlich Sr. and his wife, Mary Pat, Wilkes-Barre; and Fred Wiedlich and his wife, Debbie, West Wyoming; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and his beloved pets, Muffin, Jasmine and Mol Lee.
The family extends their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Hospice Community Care for the gentle and compassionate care they provided Terry during his time of illness.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, 66 Willow St., Plymouth, with the Rev. James J. Alco officiating. Interment with the rite of committal will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Hunlock Creek, where military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Navy. Family and friends are invited to call 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
For additional information or to send the Wiedlich family an online message of condolence, visit the funeral home's website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
If desired, contributions may be made in Terry's memory to All Saints Parish, 66 Willow St., Plymouth, PA 18651; Catholic War Veterans, Post 274, 175 Old Ashley Road, Ashley, PA 18706; or Blue Chip Animal Farm, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612.
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA 18704
Published in Times Leader from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2013