James S. Wengert

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James S. Wengert
Whitesboro
James Wengert, 88, of Whitesboro, passed away on February 25, 2013, at his home, after a long illness. He was surrounded by his family and caregivers. James was born in Utica on April 23, 1924. He was the son of Edwin and Loretta Schindler Wengert. James graduated from Whitesboro High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during WW II. He was married to LuRilla B. Zoellner on November 16, 1947, for 58 years. He was employed and retired from Griffiss Air Force Base after 35 years of service. James was a huge sports fan and enjoyed watching his son and grandchildren play sports throughout their athletic careers. There wasn't a game that he didn't try to attend with his wife. James loved helping the referees and umpires when it came to calling the games. He always seemed to have a better view. In his earlier years, he was an avid bowler and enjoyed bowling with his brothers and nephews. He was the last of his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son, Craig Wengert and his wife, Kathy, of Marcy, NY; grandsons, Justin and Brandon, of Marcy, NY; grandson, Brent Wengert and his wife, Valerie, of Lakeland, FL; and granddaughter, Tara Serwetnyk, her husband, Steve, and his beautiful new great-granddaughter, Ella Rose, of Rochester, NY. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Ailene Wengert, of Whitesboro, NY. James was predeceased by his wife, LuRilla, who passed away on March 25, 2006. James was also predeceased by his many brothers and sisters and their spouses, Laura Walter, Dorothy Voss Henry, Robert and Audrey Wengert, Edwin and Viola Wengert, Arthur and Kay Wengert, Raymond Wengert and Gordon Wengert. The family would like to give a special thanks to Ailene Wengert who took special care of James while he was home. We thank James' niece, Sara Wengert, and her daughter, Ashley Alexander, for their weekly visits and loving attention. The family also appreciates Mary and Irene from Hospice who gave James all the special care that he could ever need. Thanks to Mark, Joe and Amber who cared for him near the end. Special thanks to Butch for your weekly visits. The family and James were blessed for the excellent care that he received by all. Please consider memorials to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., The or the . Funeral services are Thursday, 6:00 p.m., at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main Street, Whitesboro. Calling hours are Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Online expressions of sympathy may be left at: www.dfwefh.com
James S. Wengert
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2013
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