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Mr. Henry J Wichmann, Jr.

Obituary for Mr. Henry J Wichmann, Jr.

July 10, 1934 - January 9, 2021
Cranford, New Jersey | Age 86

Loving Husband and Father

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Henry J. Wichmann Jr., 86, of Cranford, passed away on Saturday January 9, 2021. He was born on July 10, 1934 to Henry and Helen (Torgersen) Wichmann Sr. in Union City, NJ. Henry grew up in Jersey City, NJ attending public schools. After graduating from William Dickinson High School, Henry went on to attend two years of college at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, PA. Henry was drafted into the Army and served in Korea returning in 1961. He worked for Western Electric as a draftsman during the day and went to night school at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, he was employed as an engineer with AT&T Telecommunications. In 1961 Henry became an engineer for Lucent Technologies in Newark and later in New York City. Henry retired from Lucent after 42 years with AT&T and Lucent. Following his retirement he worked as an engineer for VOLT Co. in Roselle, NJ and Edison, NJ. Henry enjoyed traveling, visiting all fifty states, most of Canada, cruised the Bahamas, Paradise Island and Nassau. He also visited South Korea, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, along with other destinations. His favorite trips were to China and Russia. An active church member, he was on the church council at St. John's Lutheran Church, Jersey City. At Calvary Lutheran Church in Cranford, NJ, Henry served on the church council, the operations committee, the finance committee, the caring committee, where he assisted at funerals, and also served as an usher. Henry served as a Scout Master for Troop 79, Cranford, and was a member of the AT&T Pioneers. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia (Hillestad) Wichmann and two sons, Jon Wichmann of Pittsburgh, PA, and Eric Wichmann of Singapore. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Parkinson's Foundation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Gray Memorial Funeral Home, Cranford. Please go to: www.grayfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences.

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