Jared C. Wendt of Leland, N.C., (and formerly of Warwick, NY), passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in North Carolina. He was 48 years old.Born on Sept. 5, 1969, in Hempstead, he was the son of William R. Jr. and Geraldine (Ferrara) Wendt.He was married to Rebecca (Miedema) Wendt. Before retiring in 2013, Jared was a police officer with the NYPD in New York City. He was actively involved with the 911 attacks. Jared was a member of the Bridge Presbyterian Church in Leland, N.C., and a former member of Otisville Presbyterian Church in Otisville.Jared had a kind heart and soul; he lived his life filled with love and laughter. His sense of humor, bright smile, free spirit and his kind and gentle nature is how he will be remembered. Jared was an avid fisherman and loved spending his days on the ocean and always had a story to share. We were blessed to have him in our lives and will always cherish the moments we were able to spend with him. He will be missed by all who knew him and the kind heart he had.He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Wendt of North Carolina; his parents: William R. and Geraldine Wendt of Leland, N.C.; his mother and father-in-law Ceann and Joe Miedema of Port Jervis; his brothers and sisters: James W. Wendt of Greenwood Lake, Eileen M. Shea and her husband Andrew of Warwick, Lorraine A. Beadore of Leland, N.C., and Christopher J. Wendt and his wife Kendra of Warwick; sister and brother-in-laws: Katey Jackson, Jeffrey Jackson Sr., Amanda Miedema, Tyler Miedema and Corinne Miedema; nieces and nephews: Emilee Beodore, Abby Beadore (also goddaughter), Isabel Beadore, Meaghan Shea, Patrick Shea, Christopher Shea, Connor Shea (also godson), Kelly Wendt, Charlotte Wendt (also goddaughter), Claire Wendt, Aislin Wendt, Jeffrey Jackson, Khloey Jackson, Levi Jackson, Ariel Feliciano and Noah Feliciano.Visitation was held Nov. 1 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick. Funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 2 at St. Stephen's R.C. Church, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery. For further information or to send an online condolence, see www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.