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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Arnold "Woodie" Wright, 74, was MENSA member

Wright (r) with friend, Sherman Johnson, in 1984.
Arnold W. Wright, Jr., known as "Woodie" to his friends, passed away Thursday, October 2 in Langhorne, Pa.  It has been said that Wright succumbed after having trouble breathing.

"He was a child prodigy who was also my classmate at Lincoln Institute from which he graduated at a young age," said Sherman Johnson of Rancocas, N.J. "I hadn't seen him in years, but he was a lot of fun."

Wright was born in Shelbyville, Ky. and was the son of the late Arnold W. Wright, Sr., an educator, and Lillian Taylor Wright, a librarian. He was a graduate of Indiana University and Emory University School of Law.

A Vietnam vet, Wright was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He was affiliated with CIGNA, the CIGNA Foundation, and he was also a lobbyist and attorney.

Wright is survived by his wife, Gloria; daughter, Jennifer; and son, Christopher.

Wright will be missed by friends, colleagues, and clients.
Funeral services will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, N.J., Thursday, Oct. 9. at 11 a.m., handled by Hughes Funeral Home in Trenton and Rogers Funeral Home in Frankfort, Ky. Donations in lieu of flowers are asked to be made to the March of Dimes.

(Photos by Tomi Johnson)

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