A Funeral Mass for Francis "Bud" Wobecky, 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at 12:00 Noon, Friday, November 15, 2013 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Paul will officiate. Burial will be private. A Rosary was recited at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or a charity of one’s choice.
Francis "Bud" Wobecky died peacefully at home Sunday, November 10, 2013. He was born in New Bedford, MA on December 24, 1920, the son of the late Frank and Millicent Wobecky. Mr. Wobecky was a graduate of the New Bedford Textile Institute. In 1956, he moved to Camden, SC with the Kendall Company and retired after 30 years as the manager of Quality Control of the Bethune Plant. Mr. Wobecky was also a WWII Army Signal Corps veteran serving in New Guinea and the combat zone of the Philippines. He was awarded six service medals, including the Philippine Liberation medal with bronze service star. Mr. Wobecky was past president of the Camden Dinner Club, past president of the Camden Kiwanis Golden K, and past president of the Seniors Club of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, where he was a member since 1956. He was also a member of the Camden Country Club, the South Carolina Society of Engineers, and a life member of American Legion and the VFW Post 5928. Mr. Wobecky was an avid golfer, making 4 holes-in-one, the last one at the age of 87.
Mr. Wobecky is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Ruth Wobecky of Camden; son, Mark F. Wobecky of Camden; daughters, Christine White (Robert) of Rock Hill, SC and Mary Jane Smith (Randy) of Woodstock, GA; grandchildren, Robert J. White, Jr. (Joie), Steven and Kimberly Wobecky and Wade and Skyler Smith; sister, Lillian Lyons (John) of Danvers, MA, Janet Pierce (Donald) of Reading, MA and Cathryn Medeiros of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Mr. Wobecky also had an AFS exchange student daughter, Rosemary Almeida, who has been part of his family since 1978.
Mr. Wobecky was an adoring husband, a loving, supportive father and a true friend.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Wobecky family by visiting www.kornegay funeral.com.