Herbert Wesley Pendleton, 84, of Akron, Ohio, and formerly of Kent, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s on April 9, 2010, at Sunrise of Cuyahoga Falls. He left this world with a smile on his face.
Herbert was born August 17, 1925, in New Castle, a son of the late John M. and Hannie E. (nee Beckner) Pendleton. He was a decorated Navy veteran of World War II who landed on Utah Beach during the Normandy Invasion. Later, he joined the VFW Post in New Castle.
He retired from Lamb Electric as a machinist and attended the Mogadore Baptist Church. Herbert enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and also enjoyed bowling in his earlier years.
Survivors include daughters Linda (Bob) Kranak of Lakemore, Jill (Gary) Wimer of Kent, Joyce (Daniel) Coffield of Virginia Beach; sisters Elizabeth McClanahan of New Castle, Eva Vines of Buchanan; brother Jesse “JC” Pendleton of New Castle; and grandchildren Kathy Flight, Kellie (David) Collier, Andrew Kranak, Nick Wimer, Daniel Coffield II, J. Wesley Coffield, Janine Coffield; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his wife Vera June Pendleton on August 11, 1998; sisters Linda Pendleton, Esther Elmore, Elsie Layman, Eleanor Unroe, and his brothers Jim and William “Jack” Pendleton.
Funeral services were held April 13 at the Millheim Baptist Church, 2661 Hayne Rd., Akron, Ohio 44312, with Pastor Kim Lawrence officiating. His final resting place will be Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna on a later date.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Suite E, Uniontown, OH 44685.