VAN ARTHUR WENTE
Van Arthur Wente, 87, of Bethesda, MD, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 30, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of 50 years to Jane Wente; loving father of Gretchen Alexander and Robert Wente; father-in-law of Jack Alexander and Anita Wiehr Wente; and grandfather of Charlie, Jane, Jimmy, and Tommy Alexander. Van retired in 1989 as Director of NASA's Scientific and Technical Information Division. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Concord-St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Concord-St. Andrews United Methodist Church, c/o Dr. Samuel Springer, Music Director, 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817.
Published by The Washington Post from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2012.