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Werner J. Wenisch

Corinth, Vt. — Werner J. Wenisch, 90, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at his home in Corinth surrounded by his family.

Werner was born July 22, 1923, in Babylon, N.Y., the son of Wenzl and Anna (Mefferdt) Wenisch. He graduated from LaSalle Military Academy. He completed his undergraduate work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1943 and received his PhD from New York University in 1952. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy. Werner was married to Esther Elliott in 1943. He was a chemist with U.S. Rubber (now Uniroyal) in Wayne, N.J. from 1943 to 1962. In 1962, he took a position as professor at the Newark College of Engineering, now New Jersey Institute of Technology. Upon his retirement in 1974 he moved to Corinth where he has lived since.

He was a former member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Fairlee. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in White River Junction, the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi Fraternity and the Carriage Association. He was an avid gardener and supporter of the Nature Conservancy and Vermont Institute of Natural Science.

Werner was predeceased by his wife, Esther Wenisch, in 1998.

Werner is survived by two daughters, Jane Sullivan and her husband, John of Wyckoff, N.J., Martha Wenisch and her husband, Donald Ringgard of Bradford, Vt.; four grandchildren, Charlotte Sullivan and her husband, Shardul Phadnis, Christopher Sullivan, Andrew Sullivan and his wife, Kira, and Kate Hall and her husband, Jonathan; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. followed by a reception in the parish hall. Knight Funeral Home of White River Junction has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.