WILLIAM B. WIEGAND II

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WIEGAND WILLIAM BARRETT WIEGAND, II "Bill" William Barrett (Bill) Wiegand, II, aged 86, died peacefully at his home in Warrenton, VA, on May 19, 2012. A funeral Mass at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Washington, DC, will be held at noon, Thursday, June 7, 2012. His wife, the former Patricia Johnson, predeceased him. Born April 25, 1926, in New York City, Bill was the third child of William Barrett and Ann Wiegand. Siblings Albert and Anita predeceased him. Bill grew up Maplewood, NJ. Bill graduated from Columbia High School in 1944 and enlisted in the Army Air Force. After an honorable discharge, Bill graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 1950. In 1951, Bill wed Patsy Johnson in Montclair, NJ. They had been married 50 years on her death in June 2001. Bill spent his entire career as an auditor with the Prudential in Newark. In Montclair, Bill was a Democratic county committeeman for 25 years. Bill rooted passionately for the New York Giants baseball team. After retiring, Bill took Pat to Arizona every year to see the Giants in spring training. For many years, Bill coached the Montclair little league Blue Bullets team. In 1994, Bill and Pat moved to Warrenton, Va. Bill was a lector at St. John's church there, as he had been at Immaculate Conception in Montclair. Bill and Pat's sons, William Barrett, III (Barry) and Christopher Andrew were born in 1954 and 1957. A third son, Peter, died in June 1971. Chris and his wife Jacqueline are the parents of Abigail and Margaret, born in 1999 and 2001. They live near Syracuse, NY. In Washington, D.C., Barry and his wife Kathleen are the parents of Ciara and Maeve, born in 1991 and 1993. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to Wiegand Farm, One Catholic Charities Way PO Box 2539, Oak Ridge, N.J, 07438. Part of the Department for Persons with Disabilities, Wiegand Farm was named for Bill's son Peter.

Published in The Washington Post on May 31, 2012
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