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BANGOR - Richard Collins Pendleton, Jr., 80, died June 8, 2016 at a Bangor nursing facility after a brief struggle with cancer. He was born May 18, 1936, the son of Richard C. Pendleton, Sr., and Pauline (Woodward) Pendleton, in Bangor, Maine, where he lived his life with the exception of only 8 years spent in Brewer and Presque Isle, Maine. Bangor was the city he loved the most. He always rooted for Bangor High School teams, especially the football team, and regretted that he did not get to play football for Bangor himself because he attended Hebron Academy. After Hebron Dick attended Colby and Husson Colleges, graduating from Husson College in 1962. The hobby that Dick enjoyed the most was gardening. He thoroughly enjoyed working in his backyard and sharing the vegetables he grew with family, friends and neighbors. He was always ready to help out family and friends. He enjoyed playing tennis and cribbage, attending the Symphony, and eating gourmet meals, especially the ones prepared by his wife of 55 years, Sarah "Sally" (Peabody) Pendleton. In addition to his wife, Dick is survived by his three children, Karen Pendleton and her husband Tom Mikotowicz of Bangor, George Pendleton of Portsmouth, NH, and Kathryn Pendleton and her partner George Grover of Bangor, and one granddaughter, Danielle Grover of Bangor, and two step-great-grandchildren, Nevaeh and Jared. He is also survived by one sister, Sandra Bacon, and her family, and the family of his deceased sister, Joan Steppacher. A private family service will be held Monday, June 13, 2016 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor 5 to 7pm Monday, June 13th. Those who wish to remember Dick in a special way may make gifts to the Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 103 Texas Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401, or to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union Street, Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  June 9, 2016
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