Wendell died Sept. 30, 2006, in Wilmington, Del., after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82.
He attended the Friends School and Mercersburg Academy before graduating from Princeton with a major in history. Afterward he worked in Providence, Princeton, Wilmington, and the Washington, D.C., area before marrying Patricia Ludwell Lee in 1965. They settled in Towson, Md., and had two children, Wendell Jr. and Virginia Lee Clark.
In 1990, Wendell retired from Martin Marietta Corp. as chief of systems and procedures with more than 28 years of tenure. His interests included coin collecting, astronomy, classical music, and Civil War and naval history. He and Pat raised several Boston terriers over the years.
He particularly enjoyed handgun target shooting as a 30-years-plus member and onetime president of the Baltimore Handgunners Association. He was also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
The class extends deepest sympathy to his wife and family for their great loss.