Gilbert C. Wendt

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Gloversville – WWII veteran, Army Air Corps Master Sergeant Gilbert C. Wendt, age 106, of Gloversville, died peacefully August 13, 2022, following a brief illness. He was born July 23, 1916 in Northville, NY, the son of Ervin and Jessa (Bissell) Wendt.
Gilbert graduated in 1936 from Johnstown High School. He worked in various local businesses until his July 1941 army enlistment. He graduated New England Aircraft School in 1942 and served in the European Theatre until the end of WWII. Upon his return, he met ‘his beautiful bride’ Concetta (Connie) Renda, married her and raised three children. They celebrated their 48th anniversary shortly before her passing in February 1996. He was a dedicated family man, working full time in area leather mills and part time at Adirondack Peters, later joining the Leader-Herald Newspaper as the Johnstown Circulation Manager. He was Past President of the Fulton County Antique Auto Club and the oldest member of it and both Johnstown FOE 1575 and the Concordia Club. He is predeceased by his wife Connie, his parents, brother and sisters. He is survived by his son, Mark J. (MaryAnn) Wendt of Johnstown; daughters, Nancy L. (Edward) Komar of Mooresville, NC; Patricia W. (David) Noble of Gloversville; four cherished grandchildren, six beloved great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Gilbert loved life and shared humor and celebration with everyone he met. He annually attended opening day at Saratoga Race Course, drove his Mustang in Antique Auto Club mystery rides, and enjoyed club events. He loved good food, drinks, cooking, baking and time with family and friends. He was a talented artist, enjoyed music, travel to Sint Maartin and stateside visits with family.
Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, August 18, at Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 19, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 156 S. Main St., Gloversville. Burial with Military Honors, will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made, in Gilbert’s name, to Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville. Online condolences may be made to finocanfh.com

By LH Staff

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