Richard E. Wenz

Born: Mon., Oct. 10, 1949
Died: Wed., Jun. 29, 2016

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jul. 09, 2016
Location: First United Methodist Church South Campus

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Richard E. Wenz, 66, of Bonita Springs, Florida and Greensboro, Georgia died Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  He was born October 10, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Bernice and Harry Wenz.  Dick attended Northern Illinois University and majored in accounting, graduating in 1971.  He began his career with Arthur Young in Chicago, Illinois and acquired his CPA certificate in 1972.  Dick left public accounting after twelve years and served as the CFO of Wilson Sporting Goods.  From 1992 to 1994, he served as President and CEO of Professional Golf Corporation.  From 1997 to 2000, Dick served as the President and COO of Safety First Incorporated. From 2002 to 2003, Dick served as the CEO of Jenny Craig International.  Simultaneously, he was an Operating Partner affiliate of DB Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Deutsche Bank, in the early 2000’s.  Dick held numerous positions on various boards of directors, both public and private, throughout his career.  Dick was happily married to his high school sweetheart, Eloise, for 46 years. Eloise and Dick enjoyed playing golf and traveling the world together. Dick was a loving father of two sons: Adam R. Wenz (Alison) of Peachtree Corners, Georgia and Daniel J. Wenz (Ashley) of Charleston, South Carolina, and three grandchildren he was crazy about: Charlie, Libby and Tawes Wenz. Dick is survived by his brothers, Paul D. Wenz (Cris) and Clifford J. Wenz (Marilyn), brother-in-law Dr. James E. Thommes (Beth) and sister-in-law, Joanne Rasnick (Steve), and many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by siblings Philip H. Wenz, Elaine Hansen, and Robert T. Wenz.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dick Wenz will be held on Saturday, July 9th at 12:00 noon at First United Methodist Church, 4741 Carey Station Road in Greensboro, Georgia.

Dick was extremely generous and contributed to many local charities. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dick’s honor to one of the following organizations: Greene County Food Pantry P.O. Box 697, Greensboro, GA 30642, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Foundation, 1230 Baxter Street Athens, GA 30606.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Ginette Mohon
   Posted Tue July 05, 2016
The staff at Lakeside Travel and Limousine is saddened by the new of Mr. Wenz passing...Eloise if there is anything we can do for you in the coming weeks please let us know. We send condolences to the whole family.

James Unland
   Posted Wed July 06, 2016
I met Dick in Bonita Bay in 2014 and even though we didn't know one another for a long period of time, his knowledge, advice and encouragement were extremely helpful. Those who knew Dick for much longer are most fortunate. My sincere condolences go to the numerous members of Dick's immediate and extended family. Jim Unland

e james raymond
   Posted Thu July 07, 2016

MONET'S GARDEN  BASKET was sent by Jimmy Raye.

Warm thoughts of many great memories though the years. My thoughts and prayers are with Dick, Eloise and his family. Jimmy Raye

Judy and Paul Miller
   Posted Sat July 09, 2016

We were so sorry to hear about Dick. Our sincere condolences to you and your

Jere & Bebe Mills
   Posted Sat July 09, 2016
Eloise, Jere and I have been thinking about you and wanted to tell you that we are so sorry about Dick. Bebe & Jere

Ivy Guarise
   Posted Mon July 11, 2016
Mike & I are so sorry for your family's loss. "The Cutest Couple" from high school lives on in all our hearts. Dick will be sorely missed.
Ivy & Mike Guarise
Barrington Hills, IL

   Posted Tue July 12, 2016
Eloise, I am so sorry for your loss. I liked Dick very much and even if we were not in touch very much I am proud of all that he accomplished and happy for the life that you had together, which seems exemplary. Please accepy my deepest sympathies.

Lisha LaClair
   Posted Fri July 22, 2016
My sincere condolences to Mrs. Wenz and family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Lisha LaClair, Summer Infant, Inc.