November 9 1943 November 23 2022
On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, Rev. Guy Addison Wenck passed away peacefully in his bed at the age of 79. Guy was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, friend, and engaged community member. Born November 9, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland, Guy was proud of his Baltimore roots, often telling tales of growing up there, living on Kossuth Street or attending “Poly” (Baltimore Polytechnic Institute) where he graduated high school in 1961. Guy then attended Catawba College in Salisbury, NC where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy, with minors in History and Religious Education in 1965. He attended Lancaster Theological Seminary in PA where he received a Bachelors and Master of Divinity. In seminary he participated in a month-long seminar abroad program which took him to Germany, Switzerland and Italy, including an audience with the Pope. Although they met as teenagers through their siblings, Guy and Marty didn’t start dating until they were at Catawba College together. There they enjoyed singing in the choir together and formed friendships that they still hold dear to this day. They were married on June 13, 1964 and Guy spent his senior year of college, with Marty, as a Youth Care Worker for Nazareth Children’s Home in Rockwell, NC. Guy was ordained in his home church of St John’s UCC in Catonsville, Maryland in June of 1968. He served for 54 years of active ministry in the United Church of Christ in Maryland and Pennsylvania, finally retiring in April of 2009. After his retirement, he continued to serve as an interim minister and supply minister for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed being an active member of his church in York, PA. Guy, known by most as “Pastor Guy”, was always finding ways to express his creative side. Those who knew him were familiar with his cartoons. Whether it was a quick one drawn on an index card from his shirt pocket for a child who was bored, impromptu commentary while attending church conference sessions, observations while enjoying a wedding reception, or book covers for his own childrens’ textbooks, they were a big part of who he was. He expanded his art projects during retirement, trying his hand at painting. Above all else, Guy was a family man. His love and pride of his wife, children and grandchildren were unmatched. Although he made sure he was a part of their every day (music concerts, theater performances, soccer, baseball and field hockey games, art shows), it is safe to say his annual week at the beach with his family was his favorite time of year. He continued his tradition of building a massive sand castle every year until he wasn’t physically able to do it anymore. He had a huge heart, he showed up and helped out. Fire Chaplin, Church candy sales, Little League banquets, high school baccalaureate, youth group trips, a warm meal for a homeless person, church suppers. He was there – supporting, guiding, teaching and cheering people on. Sometimes that support was obvious, and sometimes it was simply sitting with someone and listening so that the person felt heard. He was incredibly kind and was quick to share a smile and try to make you laugh. He was generous – with his time, with his love, and with his talent. He genuinely wanted to make a difference, doing that one moment, or one person at a time. Guy was preceded in death by his parents, Doris Addison Wenck and Millard Fillmore Wenck III, his stepmother, Edna Pica Wenck, his brother Edwin Wenck, Sr., his step sister Susan Ellis. Guy is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Martha (Marty) Long Wenck; his son, Guy Allen Wenck and his wife Teresa, and their sons, Connor and Austin; His daughter Lori (Wenck) Davis and her husband Brett, and their children, Jack and Olivia; and his step sisters Claire Vey and Ruth Rose. His memory lives on as a blessing to all who knew him. Visitation will be Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, at Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St. York, PA 17403. A Celebration of Life service will be at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1054 Ridgewood Rd, York, PA 17406 on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 11:00 am, followed by the internment at Mt Zion Cemetery, 3101 Deininger Rd, York, PA 17406. A reception will follow at the church hall. Remembrances can be made in the form of donations to Guy’s church, Mt Zion United Church of Christ in York, PA. Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 East Market Street, York, PA 17403.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rev Guy Addison Wenck November 9 1943 November 23 2022.
Death notice for the town of: York, state: Pennsylvania