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Wayne C. Hollingshead


OCEAN CITY — Wayne C. Hollingshead, 72, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Born in Woodbury, N.J., he was the son of Ruth Olsen Smith of Berlin. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dianne Searl Hollingshead, and children, Michelle Lee Janyska and her husband, Chris, of Holly Springs, N.C., and W. Scott Hollingshead and his wife, Kathleen, of Newark, Del. He was adored grandfather to Emma, Abigayle, Molly, Lillianna Janyska of Holly Springs, N.C., and Katherine Hollingshead of Newark, Del.

Mr. Hollingshead grew up in the Gloucester County area, graduating from Glassboro High School in 1957. He received his associate’s degree in electrical design at Salem Community College. He worked at E.I. DuPont Company in the engineering department for 30 years, retiring in 1998. During his years at DuPont, he traveled all over the world to the different plant sites working in electrical design.

After retiring, Mr. Hollingshead and his wife, Dianne, moved to their beach home in Ocean City. He was an avid golfer and loved spending time on the course and talking golf. He loved spending time with his five granddaughters in Ocean City.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, at Eglington Cemetery in Clarksboro, N.J. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made in his memory to Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, 1317 King St., Alexandria, Va. 22314.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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