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Kenneth D. Wright

March 6, 1923 May 18, 2018
Kenneth D. Wright
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Obituary for Kenneth D. Wright

Kenneth D. Wright, 95, Long Branch, passed away Friday, May 18th at home.

Kenneth was born March 6, 1923 in the old Monmouth Memorial Hospital in Long Branch. He was the son of John F. Wright & Olga Fleet. Married to Marcia Huntwork of Riverside, CA in 1945, they had two sons. He is survived by Richard Denison Wright, of Venice, FL and Robert Demmon Wright of Ft. Worth TX; a grandson Kelly Christopher, Ft. Worth, TX and a step son Raymond Osborne of Odessa, Missouri. Also surviving are two nieces Connie Winder & Patty Hanson and two nephews Danny & Dustin, all of Madera, CA. Kenneth was predeceased by his sister Janice Winder in 2008.

He divorced in 1962, to marry June LaVance Osborne. June passed in April 2002, just after celebrating 40 years of marriage.

Kenneth met in June of 2006, a local Long Branch girl, Angie Dowd. They enjoyed the relationship, reviewing the past, living the present & planning the future.

Kenneth graduated from Long Branch High School in 1941 and entered Civilian Government service immediately following graduation as an Apprentice Instrument Maker at Ft. Monmouth. In December 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Force, serving 3 years, two of which were in the European Theatre of Operation as a Corporal.

Upon return after war’s end, he returned to the Machinist trade at Ft. Monmouth working intermittently for 33 years with the government.

Starting in 1950, he became a Contract Builder of Homes for the next ten years, locally. For the next thirteen years as a local Tile Contractor. He lived in Ocean Township for 50 years before returning to Long Branch. Kenneth and his father spent a year on Sanibel Island, FL with his family, taking on the construction and running of motel shortly after the Sanibel Causeway was completed. The motel was situated on the Gulf, on Gulf Drive, originally named “The Caribe Adventure.”

He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church; he was a past Commander of Long Branch Post 44 American Legion, a Past President of the Long Branch Community Club and was still active in the Ocean Township Senior Friendship Club, having served as Secretary.

Visitation will be Friday, May 25th 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am at the Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch. To share a favorite memory or messages of condolence, please visit Kenneth’s page of tributes at www.woolleyboglioli.com.


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Visitation

Friday

25

May

10:00 AM 5/25/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/25/2018 11:00:00 AM
Woolley-Boglioli Funeral

10 Morrell Street
Box 4088
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Woolley-Boglioli Funeral
10 Morrell Street Long Branch 07740 NJ
United States

Service

Friday

25

May

11:00 AM 5/25/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/25/2018 12:00:00 PM
Woolley-Boglioli Funeral

10 Morrell Street
Box 4088
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Woolley-Boglioli Funeral
10 Morrell Street Long Branch 07740 NJ
United States

Graveside

Friday

25

May

11:00 AM 5/25/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/25/2018 12:00:00 PM
Glenwood Cemetery

186 Monmouth Road
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Glenwood Cemetery
186 Monmouth Road West Long Branch 07764 NJ
United States
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