Rev. Robert Wendelken
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Posted by: Danielle Keith
Rev. Robert Wendelken, longtime member of the Canon Law Society of America, passed into eternal rest on September 14, 2016.
Father Wendelken’s first assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Francis de Sales, Parma. During that assignment, he was CCD director for the Cleveland Southwest Deanery, effective Aug. 21, 1964. He was transferred on June 9, 1966 to St. Clare, Lyndhurst, to serve as parochial vicar. In addition, he was priest-director of the St. Martin de Porres Information and Service Center, effective Sept. 17, 1969. He was appointed to the Diocesan Tribunal Office as auxiliary notary and procurator-advocate effective Sept. 1, 1970. Father Wendelken was assigned as parochial vicar, St. Aloysius Parish, on Aug. 17, 1971. In addition, he served as a member of the Glenville Team Ministry. He was assigned parochial vicar of St. Timothy, Garfield Heights, on July 5, 1973. Father Wendelken was assigned as administrator pro tem of St. Timothy Parish on Jan. 6, 1975. He also was assigned as a part-time staff member, associate defender of the bond and procurator-advocate for the tribunal office.
A wake and wake service will be offered at St. Rita Church, 32820 Baldwin Road, Solon, Ohio. Bishop Roger Gries will be the main celebrant at the funeral Mass of Christian Burial on September 21, 2016 at St. Rita Church.
Please remember Father Robert, his family, and his community in your prayers. May he rest in peace.