Robert Charles Pendleton
Pendleton Robert Charles "Penny" Pendleton born on January 5th, 1926, in Providence, Rhode Island; died June 20th, 2003 at home surrounded by his loving family. This, after a 2 year battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred; father, Wyman; and brothers, Wyman, Jr. and John. Mr. Pendleton is survived by his loving wife, Paula Skellet Pendleton; sons, Thomas, Robert, Wyman (wife, Teresa, grandson, Sean, granddaughter, Katie-Marie), Jonathan (wife, Jennifer) all of Mpls; and daughter, Virginia of San Francisco; also survived by wonderful nieces and nephews, Steve and Stacy; Jesseca, Hugh and Sarah; and Nathaniel, Lydia and John. Penny graduated from Barrington H.S. where he was captain of the swimming team. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1944 where he qualified for the submarine service. Mr. Pendleton served as a Seaman 1st Class aboard the USS Dace in the South Pacific until the wars end. He then followed in the footsteps of his two brothers, Wyman, Jr. and John, and his father, Wyman, to Brown University where he met his future wife, Paula Skellet. A proud member of Alpha Delta Phi, he graduated from Brown in 1950 with a degree in History. One year later, after Paula Skellet graduated from Pembroke College, they married. After moving to Mpls, Mr. Pendleton entered the field he was made for, sales, joining Skellet Van and Storage where he worked for 22 years. He then moved over to Barrett Moving and Storage until his retirement in June, 2000. Mr. Pendleton was a life long "suffering" Red Sox fan, a great story teller, took up reading for the blind, and was a friend of Bill W. Memorial service 1 pm, Tuesday, at the Cathedral Church of St Mark, 519 Oak Grove St, Mpls with reception to follow service. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Published on June 22, 2003
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