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PENDER, Orland Orland "Joe" Pender, age 94 of Roswell died August 2, 2014. He was born in Gorham, Maine, to Rev. Everett and Pearl Pender and was raised in Newport Center, VT. After graduating from Aurora College in Illinois, he moved to Georgia. He was a Veteran of WWII having served in the Navy on a pharmacist mate. Following the war he went to work for Bostitch-Textron. He advanced through management to become the Senior Vice President. After 40 years of service he retired, and returned to his beloved Atlanta and became a consultant with Auto Solar, a division of Bostitch, where he worked for several more years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Pender, and his son Lt. Cmdr. Jim Pender. He is survived by his wife Marguerite Pender; son Gary (Kathy) of Cincinnati,OH; daughter Terri (Rick) Dye, Flowery Branch, GA; daughter in law Ellen Stanley (Frank) of Atlanta; step daughter Pat (Dave) Mason of Cobb County; step son Phillilp (Nancy) Kershner of Baltimore, MD; 13 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. He was a member of Roswell United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held in the Roswell Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 12:00 with Rev. Nancy Lane officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker, GA. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to the woundedwarriorproject.org In Joes honor and memory. Roswell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 5, 2014
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