06-18-2005, 06:09 PM #1
George A. Wendt-Boonton, NJ Fire Department
The beloved father of our friend and colleague George Wendt passed away Thursday. Please post your condolences here.
BOONTON - George A. Wendt died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at St. Clare's Hospital / Denville following an apparent heart attack. He was 75.
Born in Boonton, he was a lifelong resident.
Mr. Wendt was the owner/operator of the G. C. Wendt Tool Co. in Boonton for 43 years, retiring in 1986.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
Active for 51 years with the Boonton Fire Department, he was an exempt member of Maxfield Hose and Engine Co. No. 1, and was Chief of the Department from 1972-1973.
A brother, Peter Wendt III, and a sister, Alypia Cutler, both died previously.
He is survived by his dear wife of 48 years, Gloria (Gallagher); four children and their spouses, George A. and Christine of Flanders, James L. and Wendy of Boonton, Carl E. and Jennifer of Boonton, and Lynn M. and Gordon Douglass of Clifton; two sisters, Elizabeth Masar of Montville, and Wilhelmina Koehler of Shelburne, Vt.; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 20, at 10 a.m. at the Mackey Funeral Home, 107 Essex Ave., Boonton with interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Boonton.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Fire Department services will be held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions in George's name may be made to the Kiwanis Ambulance Service of Boonton, P.O. Box 16, Boonton, N.J. 07005.
Rest in peace brother. You shall be missed by the entire community of Boonton, NJ....and in firehouses across the area. May I express the sympathies of the Oakland NJ Fire Dept. and the NJ Forest Fire Service crews from Division A.Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
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06-18-2005, 06:40 PM #2
I lost my father unexpectedly last July...... Brother George, my thoughts are with you during this most difficult of times...9/11/01 Never forget Never forgive
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06-18-2005, 07:00 PM #3
George, Im SO sorry to hear of your loss. My father passed when I was 25 and I still miss him VERY much.
From what was posted, your father led a wonderfull life. Perhaps you can find some peace in knowing that.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
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06-18-2005, 07:40 PM #4
My condolences to you, George.IACOJ
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06-18-2005, 08:03 PM #5
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find the comfort you will need in each other. My deepest condolences.To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world.
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06-18-2005, 08:05 PM #6
George- My sincerest condolences to you, Carl, and the rest of your family."Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
06-18-2005, 09:05 PM #7
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest condolences to all of you.
rest in peace George A.
06-18-2005, 09:49 PM #8
He raised a good man and gave him his name, carry on and continue to make him proud.
My thoughts are with you.
06-18-2005, 10:19 PM #9
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My deepest sympathy to you and your family on your loss. My prayers are with you.
06-18-2005, 10:33 PM #10
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My sincere condolences on the loss of a father and mentor. Carry the pride he must have felt in his family with you.IACOJ
06-18-2005, 11:12 PM #11
Sorry to here of the loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.YGBSM!
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06-18-2005, 11:33 PM #12
Your job on earth is done, my brother. You will be missed by those that knew you, and many that had yet to meet you.
George, you've definitely honored your father, and represented him well. I'm sure he was very proud.Steve Gallagher
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06-18-2005, 11:37 PM #13
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort you and your family at this time.
06-18-2005, 11:55 PM #14
George.. you lost a father, but we all lost a brother...
Please accept my condolences.
06-18-2005, 11:56 PM #15
I know these words are small but may God Bless You and you family during this difficult time.A "Good" fire is not measured by how big it is, but by the fact that everyone is going home safe, and that we possibly learned something new about firefighting. Member:IACOJ
06-19-2005, 12:17 AM #16
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My thoughts and prayers and those of my brothers are with you and your family during this time...
06-19-2005, 12:59 AM #17
George though we have not seen eye to eye on much here I still extend my heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time.Piscataway Fire Dist #2
06-19-2005, 01:09 AM #18
Sorry for your loss, my condolencesAndrew
06-19-2005, 02:44 AM #19Active for 51 years with the Boonton Fire Department.
You clearly have plenty to be proud of in your Father. He served his community and country in more ways than one, and left behind a good family.
Our thoughts and condolences are with you George.Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!
06-19-2005, 07:52 AM #20
My deepest sympathy for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.PAJ
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06-19-2005, 10:04 AM #21
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I'm very sorry for your loss, George. My condolences to you, your family and the Boonton Fire Department.
Rest in peace, Mr. Wendt, you have earned it.September 11th - Never Forget
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06-20-2005, 12:26 AM #22
I payed my respects to George's dad on Sunday afternoon. I can tell you all... that there was wonderful support from the firefighting, EMS and law enforcement members in and around the Boonton, NJ area. The Wendt family has quite a remarkable history of community service..and the community also turned out to express their sympathies.
George..may your Dad rest in everlasting peace. May God bless you and the entire Wendt family...and the entire brotherhood who shall miss Chief Wendt very dearly.
I'm just a phone call away....for whatever may be needed.
06-20-2005, 01:32 AM #23
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I echo what others have said. My heartfelt condolences.
06-20-2005, 10:36 AM #24
My condolences to you and your family.
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06-20-2005, 10:39 AM #25
My sincere condolences to the Wendt family at this difficult time.IAFF-IACOJ PROUD
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