is honored with a Brick from William H. Wentz, Jr.
Throughout the 42 years of our marriage, and the preceding seven years of friendship and courtship, Marlene has been my best friend and confidante. She is wife, mother of two sons, and now grandmother of five. She is a faithful companion, and a truly model homemaker. Her attention is always on others. As a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother, seeing to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of her family members has been her devoted role.
In recent years, she has given freely of her energy and attention to caring for aging parents and in-laws. She serves as a role model for our daughters-in-law and for many other young women in our church and community. She has always been my faithful companion, and has made many sacrifices to enable me to devote much of my time and energy to a very challenging and rewarding career as a research professor.
A cheerful disposition and positive attitude are her traits. She is quick to aid anyone in need, and she fiercely defends those who are unable to defend themselves. She is known within the neighborhood as the little lady who stood in the middle of the street to face down a speeding motorcyclist who was endangering the safety of children. She continuously seeks the good of others and never seeks credit for herself.
She is a heroine whose unselfish, caring influence endears her to all.
Submitted by Bill Wentz
July 28, 1998 (for Marlene Wentz)