Clipped From The Evening Sun
JOHN V. WENTZ DIES UNEXPECTEDLY AT 58 Co-Proprietor Of Elmer E. Wentz Sons Store Stricken While At Place Of Business John V. Wentz, 58, of 500 West Walnut Street, co-proprietor of Elmer E. Wentz Sons house furnishings and floor coverings store, Center Square, died unexpectedly yesterday at 1:55 p. m. Mr. Wentz, who had been in failing health lor five yeais, became ill at his place of business and died soon after being admitted to the Hanover General Hospital. A son of Elmer E. Wentz, 203 East Walnut Street, and the late Lillian Stine Wentz, he was born on Aug. 19, 1896. He became associated with his father in the store as a youth and 15 years ago he and his brother, William E. Wentz, Potomac Avenue, assumed co-partnership. Mr. Wentz served in the navy during World War I. He was affiliated with Harold H. Bair Post 11, American Legion; the Arcadian Club, the Hanover Country Cluo and the Masons. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Knipel Wentz; his father and brother, and four sisters, Mrs. Paul E. Sell, Locust Street; Mrs. Thomas Cook, Long Island, N. Y.; Mrs. Ralph D. Fox, Stock Street, and Mrs. Keith Burger, East Walnut Street. Private funeral services for relatives and close friends will be held on Thursday at 11 a. m. at the Frederick Bucher funeral home, Frederick Street. The Rev. Dr. Harry Hursh Beidleman, pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, of which Mr. Wentz was a member, will officiate. Interment will be m Mt, Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow evening.