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April 29, 2012 - 4:14pm

Charles F. "Phred" Wenke

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Charles F. "Phred" Wenke, age 63, of Perry, died on Friday April 27, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a brief illness. He was born in Olean, NY on January 26, 1949 a son of the late Charles F. and Martha(Gofran)Wenke II. He served with the US Navy and graduated from University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy. He was the pharmacist at Rite Aid in LeRoy up until his illness in March. He had worked for Rite Aid in Dansville and Walmart in Geneseo. Phred was a member of the Triple Creek Golf Club in Nunda. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He is preceded in death by a brother Geoff Wenke and sister Nicole Rickard.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years Roxann Dobmeier Wenke whom he married in August of 1982,a son: Evan Wenke of Perry,a daughter: Kourtney Wenke of Rochester, a step-daughter: Shannon Kestler of Attica, 3 grandchildren: Jacob Work, Gavin Harkins, and Bradley Wenke, and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends are invited to an open house from 2-7pm on Thursday May 3rd at the Wenke Home 85 Lake St. Perry, NY 14530. Interment will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Olean, NY. 

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to any local animal shelter. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 

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