Warren Weidenburner was born on April 16, 1921 in Astoria,
Queens, New York, the younger of two sons of Joseph and Dorothy
(Froehlich) Weidenburner. When he was about a year old, the family moved
to Linden, New Jersey, where he lived for the rest of his life.
♦ He graduated from Linden High School in 1939. Because his
brother was already in college and there was no money to send two, he
worked at various laborer jobs. These included the General Motors plant
and Cities Service terminal. At the time of his induction into the Army
he worked for Dupont (Grasselli Chemical Co.) as a leadburner's helper.
♦ Following return to civilian life he returned to work at
Dupont. He met and married the former Frances L. Kapitan. They became
the parents of three children: Diane, Carl Warren and Jill. They have
one grandson, Joseph Russell Weidenburner.
♦ He worked for many years at the Tremley Point Terminal of
Sinclair Refining Company, which was eventually sold to Standard Oil of Ohio
and subsequently British Petroleum (BP). He served as President of the
local Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union. He began as a Gauger with
Sinclair in 1957 and retired in 1985 from BP as Assistant Plant Superintendent.
♦ He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Cranford, New Jersey.
Previously, as a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Linden, New Jersey, he
had served as President of the Congregation and also as Financial
Secretary. He was a member of Cornerstone Lodge #229 F&AM, Linden, New Jersey.
♦ In 1978, after many years of attending functions of the
Delaware Valley (Pennsylvania) Basha of the China-Burma-India Veterans
Association, he co-founded the Garden State Basha, serving as its
Commander from 1979-1981.
♦ He died on July 20, 1994 at the age of 73. A good husband, father, man. He is missed by all who knew and loved him.
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before and after the Army.