From a contemporary press report:
Commander Eugene Joseph Weinbeck, Sr., age 76 of Winchester, Virginia, formerly of Winsted, died Saturday, July 25, 1998 at the Winchester Medical Center.
Eugene was born June 1, 1922, in Winsted, the son of the late Henry B. and Anna (Rohling) Weinbeck.
He was a broker-realtor in Front Royal and Winchester, Virginia, and was
a solar consultant and builder in Winchester.
On January 5, 1946 he married Nona Lois Otto in Winsted.
Eugene was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the Retired Officers Association. He was also a member of the Northern Virginia Home Builders Association and the Dick Bowers Bridge Club.
A graduate of the United States Naval Postgraduate School, Eugene retired from the United States Navy with the rank of Commander after 26 years of service.
He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam conflict. He had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, four air medals, and three commendations medals while serving with the Navy.
Eugene is survived by his wife; two sons, Eugene Joseph Weinbeck, Jr. of West Plains, Missouri, and James Gerard Weinbeck of Winchester, Virginia; three sisters, Mary Lamothe of Winsted, Regina (Sister Alexis) Weinbeck of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Marge Nouis of Minneapolis; and one brother, Ben Weinbeck of Winsted.
A Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with the Rev. John D. Kelly officiating.
A rosary service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Omps Funeral Home with visitation until 9 p.m.
Pallbearers were Robert Riggs, Edward Byrne, Clark Cummings, Jack Hayes, Peter Caun and Joseph Russ.
Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, c/o School Fund, 130 Keating Drive, Winchester, VA., 22601.
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