Wayne P. Centabar
- November 7, 1960 - December 8, 2010
- West Islip, New York
of Wayne's Passing
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We miss you, Wayne... always in our thoughts,
Jeannine and Hans.
PS. I put the pink teddy bear as my candle just because I figured it would make you laugh:)
Posted by: Jeannine Liebert - New York, NY - Friend Aug 19, 2012
The one regret I have Is that I didn't have Wayne in my life for a longer period of time. He gave me his friendship so easily and completely that I knew he was someone that didn't come along often in life. He was generous to a fault and his sense of humor was just freaking awesome. He made me laugh out loud many times. My heart is truly broken. I had never invited someone to my home to have
Posted by: Marie G. - Long Island, NY - Friend Nov 11, 2011
Wayne and I met many years ago. 1985 I believe, or '84..I remember telling him that we would have "gone out" if I hadn't just started a relationship with someone else.
Instead we became very good friends...and our relationship lasted a lot longer than that "someone else" and I did.
He had special nicknames for me, and was allowed to sleep over my house any time. My parents adored him.
Time marches on and I find it hard to believe that in 30 days it will be one year that he is gone.
Posted by: Caryn Z Ombie - OCEANSIDE, NY - friend Nov 09, 2011
Wayne and I met at Nancy's Wines for Food in New York in the late 1990s. My husband Hans and I considered him to be one of our very best friends. Time just flew by when he was around. He was always helping us with stuff... moving, setting up for parties, going to IKEA... We spent hours playing Scrabble (he almost always beat me), downloading music, making each other laugh. Once I made a pot roast on a Tuesday and
Posted by: Jeannine Liebert - New York, NY - Friend Nov 08, 2011
How such a big guy could have an even bigger heart... A mystery. To come up with a specific memory right now is too difficult. It's still too close. Suffice to say, Wayne was always there for us. Good times and bad. I suppose one of my most vivid memories is the Oshkosh EAA convention in 2005. Wayne was one of my only friends with whom I shared a love of aviation. Being there with him, seeing Space Ship One,
Posted by: M. Hans Liebert - New York, NY - Friend Nov 08, 2011
Wayne was truly a great friend of mine... we met when we were kids in elementary school. I loved his sense of humor and his wonderfully offbeat way of looking at things. He unselfishly gave me his time, his knowledge... he changed my life in so many ways. You left us too soon Wayne... Love you and miss you!
*A very special thank you to Mrs. Centabar (Wayne's mom) for her insightful words to me after Wayne's passing.
Posted by: Ralph Porcelli - West Islip, NY - friend Nov 08, 2011
Funny how a virtual friendship came to be a personal one.
We first crossed paths 7+ years ago as a result of our mutual love of 80's music. That initial shared interest took on an added dimension when it became a shared responsibility during a joint moderating stint for a New Wave message board. How amusing that out of all the possible places to hail from across the Internet, we turned out to be literally from the same local LI community.
Posted by: Richard Perez - LI, NY - Friend Nov 07, 2011
Not that you lived your life like a candle in the wind but it would have been great to have you around a little longer. We always enjoyed a good laugh whenever we ran into one another regardless of how much time elapsed in between.
The last laugh we shared was on Facebook last year when I rolled the clocks back for your birthday to give you an extra hour. You laughed and thought it was the most unique gift. If only I could turn back time now.
You are missed my friend.
Posted by: Kevin Lockhart - Deer Park, NY - Friend Nov 07, 2011
There are two things that I'm very grateful for: 1. For having met you. 2. For Facebook because even though you're gone, your legacy and effects on others are so visible.
Ford keeps your vibrant personality very much alive and every time I see a comment or a "like" from him, it echoes you. What a precious friendship you two must've had. What an empty hole your passing must've caused in his life. Watch over him, Wayne. You owe him
Posted by: Kim Roller - Seattle, WA - Friend Nov 07, 2011
My Uncle i love you so i think of u every day!! i am so filled with sadness that u are not here with us..... Today is your birthday and i miss you so ,but just for today i will remember the life you had with me and the happiness we have shared to over sized easterbunnys and the presents wrapped in newspaper and electrical tape to the music we listen to and books you have read to me i
Posted by: Casey Cyr - NY - Niece Nov 07, 2011