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Terry Bidenkap of Chandler, AZ was born into eternity on November 7, 2013 at the age of 70. He entered this world on July 6, 1943 in Chicago, IL. Terry received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science degree from the College of St. Francis. He retired as a pharmacist from the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather who provided for his family with humility and quiet strength. Terry was quick to put the needs of others ahead of his own and enjoyed serving his community. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Terry is survived by his wife, Donna Bidenkap of Chandler, AZ; daughters, Jennifer (Steve) Tepedino of Scottsdale, AZ, Jennifer Schaller of Homewood, IL, Michelle Sullivan of Carbondale, IL; sons, Erik (Liam) Bidenkap of San Francisco, CA, Kevin Bidenkap of Hermosa Beach, CA; sister, Judy (Skip) Swanson of Carrie, IL; mother-in-law, Lois Crowell of Tempe, AZ; six grandchildren and his beloved Boxer, Coco. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Falconer Funeral Home, 251 W. Juniper Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85233 with a Recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 230 W. Galveston St., Chandler, AZ 85225. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Mesa, AZ will be held immediately following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Banner Hospice. For additional information or to leave condolences, please visit www.falconerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 12, 2013