Arnold W. Wienk, of Delaware Township

Obituary for Arnold W. Wienk

Arnold W. Wienk, of Delaware Township, NJ died March 15 at the Hunterdon Care Center, Flemington, NJ. He was born December 15, 1930 in East Otto, NY, a son of the late Vernon and Emma Woodland Wienk.

Arnie was employed by Agway, Inc. for 41 years. He held many management positions in New York State, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Arnie was involved in a number of Farm Cooperative organizations. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Flemington, NJ and was a former member and president of the Hunterdon Central High School Board of Education, Flemington, NJ, board member of the County SPCA, member of the N.Y. National Guard 1951-54 and a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club, Flemington, NJ before moving to Latrobe, PA in 1978.

During his twenty-eight years in Latrobe, PA he was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, he volunteered with the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Latrobe Mini Gardens (along with nine other retired men planted and maintained 70 flower gardens in the city of Latrobe and the Arnold Palmer Air Port), was on the Board of ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens) and a member of SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business).

Upon his return to New Jersey in 2006, he was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Flemington and a former Board of Trustees member of the Briteside Adult Day Care Center in Flemington.

Arnie was pre-deceased by two brothers, Raymond Wienk and Gerald Wienk; a sister, Dorothy Kaufman; and his son-in-law, Harrie Copeland III.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Kay; two children, a daughter, Cheryl Copeland of Sergeantsville, NJ, a son, Richard, of Clinton, NJ and two grandchildren, Harrie Copeland IV and wife, Kim of Gainesville, VA and Rachel and husband, Christopher Bell of Denver, CO, two great granddaughters, Kelly & Sydney Copeland and two great grandsons, Copeland James Bell and Parker Lamont Bell.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 201 Route 31, Flemington, NJ, on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Flemington, NJ under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, NJ. Calling hours will be Monday 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 201 Highway 31, Flemington, NJ 08822 or to Mini Garden Project, C/O The Latrobe Foundation, PO Box 110, Latrobe, PA 15650.

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