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Vernon  M. "Pete" Mendenhall
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Obituary for Vernon M. "Pete" Mendenhall

Vernon M. “Pete” Mendenhall, 94, of Coatesville died Monday, February 5, 2018 at home.

Born in Christiana, he was the son of the late William E. and Mary E. McMillan Mendenhall, and the husband of the late Anne Roberto Mendenhall with whom he shared 68 years of marriage before her death in July 2012.

He was a member of Faith Community Baptist Church, Downingtown.

Pete was a honorary life member of Coatesville Country Club for 71 years where he enjoyed playing golf, and won many trophies. He was a 68 year member of Brandywine Goddard Lodge #383 F&AM.

He began his career on the railroad, while attending college, he worked in the mailroom at Lukens Steel Company, where he installed the first computer system. He retired from Chemical Lehman Tank Lines after many years of service as a Vice President.

Pete is survived by his daughter, Judith Anne Nielsen and her husband John of East Fallowfield and their children Peter E. and Brett M.; and two sisters: Jane M. Davis of Oxford and Julian M. Beltz of Cochranville.

Pete’s funeral service will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00am at Wentz Funeral Home 342 East Chestnut Street, Coatesville 610-384-0318. A Masonic Service will be held at 10:45am. Visitation will be held beginning at 9:30am.

Interment will be in Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery, East Fallowfield.

Memorials in Pete’s honor may be made to Faith Community Baptist Church, 1585 Glenside Road, Downingtown, PA 19335.


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