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William E Fendrock

December 31, 1935 - November 13, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Date of Service November 16, 2019

Funeral Home Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.

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Bill Fendrock, 83, of Carbondale, died peacefully at home in his sleep after battling Parkinson’s disease and related dementia.

Born in Simpson, youngest son of John J. Fendrock and Cecilia (Stefanides) Fendrock, Bill started his work life at nine years old, after the death of his father. He was a lifelong learner who earned hundreds of college credits, but decided to forgo any formal curriculum toward a degree. He also served in the U.S. Army.

Bill enjoyed poetry, was confounded by black holes of the universe, spontaneously belted happy songs, and liked a good laugh as much as a good Manhattan. He often said that his family was his greatest asset, and they remain humbled by that.

Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rosalie (Urda) Fendrock, their daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren: Pamela Fendrock and Mark Jones; Gaile and Alan Donatelli; Diane, Courtney, Lydia, and Aidan McFarlane; Darlene, Will, W. Jacob, Abigail, and J. Benjamin Reilley.

Also surviving are brother John and his wife Lillian, sister Margeret Lambert, sister-in-law Janice Fendrock, in-laws Lillian (Urda) and Stephen Shust, and nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, as well siblings and their spouses, and a niece: Cecelia (Fendrock) and Andrew Zurine; Rose (Fendrock) and Valentine Sarnoski; Augustine Fendrock; William Lambert; and Suzanne (Sarnoski) Bilow.

Bill will be honored during a casual visitation at Joseph W.Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc., 621 Main Street, Simpson, on Saturday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, with a memorial service at noon followed by military honors. A family gathering to celebrate Bill’s life will be scheduled for the summer of 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials, or gifts, please honor Bill’s legacy by making a donation to AseraCare Hospice or your favorite charity, or having a drink or a coffee with an old friend. Or simply belt out a happy song for no reason – he probably would have liked that one the most.

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