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Samuel Wenzer

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Samuel Wenzer Obituary
Samuel Wenzer

Wilmington - Age 95 of Wilmington, DE and Delray Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 4, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Sam was born December 24, 1922 in New Brunswick, NJ and raised in Highland Park, NJ. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the 3rd Army in the European Theatre. Sam graduated from Highland Park High School and Temple University. He was a lifelong employee for the railroad, starting with Pennsylvania Railroad, then Penn Central and retiring from Conrail.

Sam was a volunteer for Jewish Family Services and other local organizations in Wilmington, DE. He traveled the world with his wife, later with his grandson. Sam also enjoyed the stock market, history, gardening, collecting railroad memorabilia, talking with and visiting friends and above all else, his family.

Always the athlete, Sam loved golf (playing into his 90s), tennis, basketball and baseball. He was thrilled to participate in the Phillies Dream Week during Spring Training when he was 72 years old.

Sam was preceded in death by his wife, the love of his life, Helen. He is survived by his two children, Kenneth Wenzer of Takoma Park, MD and Carrie Wenzer Littman of Wilmington, DE; two grandchildren, Evan Littman and Jada Littman Eldrich (Samuel) who affectionately called him Sampa; and the rest of his adoring friends and family.

Sam's family will be holding a private event to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Honor Flight Network (, Siegel JCC ( or Congregation Beth Emeth (

Published in The News Journal from Sept. 9 to Sept. 16, 2018
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