Obituary: The Rev. Arthur K. ‘Terry’ Wing III
The Rev. Arthur K. “Terry” Wing III of Newton, who formerly served the congregations of St. Luke’s and St. James Episcopal churches in Montclair, died on Aug. 1, 2022. He was 88.
Rev. Wing was born in Newark and grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Chatham and Nutley. He graduated from Montclair Academy in 1952, received a B.A. from Lehigh University in 1956, and after two years in the army a master of divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1961. He was ordained into the Episcopal Diocese of Newark the same year.
He met and began dating his wife, Joan,when they were in high school, and they married after they graduated from college. They had three sons and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Rev. Wing ministered to the community around him throughout his working and retired life. He served in a parochial capacity in several congregations in the Diocese of Newark – St. Luke’s and St. James in Montclair, St. James in Hackettstown and St. Paul’s in Englewood.
He also worked with troubled youth at the Holley Center in Hackensack and on the staff of the Ecumenical Center in Manhattan. He became certified as a hospital chaplain at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. He found his final calling ministering to adults with developmental disabilities as a chaplain for the state of New York.
Shortly after he suffered a stroke, the couple moved to Bristol Glen, a continuing care retirement community in Newton, in 2017.
Rev. Wing had a tremendous love for life, his family and friends, and the people and communities to whom he ministered. He also had a devilish sense of humor, which he was more than willing to share with anyone in earshot.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, of Newton; sons, Arthur “Robin” Wing (Sharlene) of Waltham, Massachusetts, and Dan Wing (Yvette) of Montclair; grandchildren Adam (Harriet) and Sarah (Brian Shoyer); sister, Delight Dodyk (Paul Dodyk), nieces, a grand-niece and nephews. He was predeceased by his third son, John.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, at Bristol Glen, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to Planned Parenthood (plannedparenthood.org) or Episcopal Relief and Development (episcopalrelief.org).
Arrangements were by Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, Newton.