Brendan Andrew Wenberg, age 35, died unexpectedly in Austin, TX on October 24, 2014. He was a professional artist and sculptor and the creator of Strange Child Ink, an art and apparel line. He is survived by his partner Luisa Romero, his parents Rev. John W. Wenberg, Jr of Glade Valley, NC and Ruth Hamilton, Magdalena NM and Durham, NC, his stepmother, Carol T. Wenberg of Glade Valley, NC, his stepfather Dr. Micheal Jokinen, Durham, NC, brothers Jack Wenberg , Chapel Hill, NC, Ethan Wenberg, Albuquerque, NM, stepbrother Brian Whitman, Benson, NC, and stepsister Mackensie Whitman, Saxapahaw, NC. Other survivors include a maternal aunt, Mary Best, Goldsboro, NC, uncles Tom Hamilton and Bill Hamilton, Punta Gorda FLA, and paternal uncle, Bob Godley, Wilmington, NC.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, November 22, 2014 at the Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, 531 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 with a reception to follow. Memorials may be made to The Brendan Wenberg Memorial Fund which will mend the bridge in community through healing art and carry on the legacy of Strange Child art. The fund is with Wells Fargo Bank, account 5135754975. Memorials may also be made to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.