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Carl N. Wenger, retired banker, yacht club commodore

Feb. 10, 1929 – Aug. 14, 2013

Carl N. Wenger, a retired banker and former commodore of the Buffalo Yacht Club, died Aug. 14 in the state Veterans Home in Batavia after a long illness. He was 84.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Wenger was a 1946 graduate of Bennett High School. He also graduated from the University of Buffalo’s School of Business and earned a master’s degree from the University of Virginia.

An Army lieutenant during the Korean War, Mr. Wenger also was stationed in Germany for a time.

During his banking career, which began in 1950s, Mr. Wenger was involved in consumer and commercial lending. He was an assistant vice president at Marine Midland Trust Co., then a vice president of the Bank of Buffalo, Bank of New York and KeyBank of Western New York, from which he retired in 1990.

A sailing enthusiast, Mr. Wenger served as commodore of Buffalo Yacht Club in 1988.

He lived for more than 30 years in Orchard Park, where he was a member of Hickory Hill Swim and Tennis Club and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. He also was a past president of the Downtown YMCA.

Mr. Wenger moved to Florida after retiring, living in Sarasota and Siesta Key before returning to this area in 2005.

His wife, Gladys Legros Wenger, died in 1983.

Survivors include two sons, Mark and Timothy, and two daughters, Kristen Kelly and Nancy Pestinger.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 6595 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park.

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