Robert Thomas Wiener, 77, of Saluda, Va., passed away on June 24, 2021 from pancreatic cancer.
A Celebration of Life will be held on July 8 at 3 p.m. at Newington Baptist Church. Burial will follow the funeral at Newington Baptist Church Cemetery. Repast will be in the church’s Fellowship Hall after the burial. Andrews Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.
Bob was born in Allentown, Pa., on May 30, 1944. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, N.J., where he was a star wrestler. He joined the U.S. Navy following high school and served on the USS Pocono for two years, while also working on the side as the ship’s radio DJ.
Bob was married to Barbara Ann Baldwin on Oct. 15, 1966; they were married 54 years.
Bob worked in Configuration Management on various government contracts at Fort Monmouth, Langley AFB, and NASA. He enjoyed traveling, nature photography, dancing, and making people laugh. He also served as Commander at the Long Branch VFW in N.J. and was elected to the Long Branch, N.J. Board of Education. He spent many years coaching his son’s Little League team and even played the part of DJ “Vince Fontaine” in the Westwood Players’ production of “Grease” for his daughter at Long Branch High School.
Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara; his daughter, Karen Robertson (Chris); his son, Bobby Wiener (Lisa); his granddaughters, Ariana Dragone (Morgan) and Hannah Giovetsis (David); his sisters, Maris DiDio (Jack), Eileen Marcella; sister-in-law, Cindi Wiener, along with many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.
Bob was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Hilda and Elmer Sirisky; brothers, Guy Wiener (Maryanne), Norman Sirisky, Paul Sirisky (Monica), and brother-in-law, Mike Marcella.
The family of Robert Wiener wishes to thank the incredible support system of their church family and so many family, friends, and especially the amazing doctors, nurses, and support staff of Riverside’s Palliative Care, Home Health, and Hospice.
Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory, Gloucester, Va., is in charge of arrangements.