Bain Cobb Weinrich

January 31, 1964September 6, 2018

Bain Cobb Weinrich, age 54, of Newton, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018, at his residence.

Born January 31, 1964 in Morris County, NJ, he was the son of Doris Cobb Weinrich and the late Ludwig Irving Weinrich, Jr.

Bain was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Newton. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps . He retired from Hickory Police Department after 25 years of service and was a member and chief at Cooksville Fire Department.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his son, William Matthew Weinrich.

Those left to cherish his memory, in addition to his mother, are his son, Ahren Weinrich and wife, Shiho; brother, Peter Weinrich and wife, Marguerite; sisters, Grace Weinrich; and Joy W. Cuomo and husband, Kenneth; grandson, Skyler Weinrich; and significant other, Tatyana James.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Newton, with Revs. David McHale and Andrew Weisner officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hickory Police Department and area fire department firefighters.

The family will receive prior to the service from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 15, 2018

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Carrie Stanford

September 15, 2018

I have fond memories of you and Spike at HPD. They make me smile. It seems like a lifetime ago. I’m praying for your family and friends. Rest In Peace Bain.

Rick Briles

September 12, 2018

Bain, my brother in blue, my fellow musician, and my great friend. I was so sad to hear of your passing. You are to young to leave your friends and most of all your family. I remember long ago talking to you about becoming a Police Officer and our love of Harleys. I am glad you became a Police Officer. I loved working with you during our time at Hickory Police Dept. You were tough, fair, and treated people with respect. God has plans for you to help look after us and prepare us to join you when our time comes. You don't have to suffer anymore and you are in a better place. You will be greatly missed. Take care my friend and I will see you again. My condolences to Bain's family.

Rick Briles
Retired LEO

Pete Sobotkin

September 11, 2018

I am so terribly sorry and heartbroken to hear of the untimely passing of Bain. I have known Bain for many years and he was one of a kind. I ran with Bain several times when he came out to assist us at the Catawba County Sheriff's Office with his canine partner for a foot chase for a fugitive through the woods. Bain ran us to exhaustion, would not slow down or rest until one thing would happen. He thought his canine partner needed water and a rest. I prayed for that to happen. Bain was one of the kindest and compassionate persons that I know. I am grateful that I was able to visit with him one last time at his home just two short weeks before he passed. He told me that he hoped he would live long enough to see his beautiful grandson turn one year old. The little boy is a jewel. Tragically Bain missed it by a month. My heart felt sympathy goes out to all Bain's many, many friends and relatives. You will definitely be missed.

Pete Sobotkin
Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Fred Hicks

September 11, 2018

Bain, my friend, my brother for over 30 years. It’s hard to express yourself when your heart is breaking, trying to wipe the tears away so you can see as you write. You processed the courage of a Lion and the strength of a Bear. The only man I had ever seen pick up an engine block and carry it across a room. Bain may have had that Marine persona of being tough and hard, but those of us the were blessed enough to know him saw that under that tough Marine, Police Officer exterior was a kind, caring gentle giant who was a loving father, brother, son, musician, mechanic and friend. The kind of friend that everyone should have. Bain will be greatly missed. I know his family is very proud of how he lived his life and can see the positive impact he had on some many. Godspeed my Brother, till we meet again.

Tina Sanchez

September 10, 2018

To the Weinrich family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Bain was a very good friend, a brother in blue, a mentor, a Marine, and a great police officer. I learned a lot from him. He had a hardness about him when you first met him but then if he liked you he took you under his wing like he did me. Bain definitely left his mark in this world. He will be missed. Until we meet again my friend.

Larry McCorkle

September 8, 2018

To the Weinrich Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I was so saddened by the passing of one of my dear friend and former coworker at the Hickory Police Department. Bain and I go a long way back ,gone way too soon and I am going miss my brother in blue , We had some great times working together. And will always be grateful for the privilege to have served together in Law Enforcement and Military veteran. God bless you and your family brother.I will always miss you.