Rendo, Eleanor C. (Lewis) GUILDERLAND Eleanor C. (Lewis) Rendo was called home on Monday, June 25, 2012 after a long illness. Eleanor was born on January 5, 1935 in Philadelphia to the late Howard and Sophia (Knipe) Lewis. Eleanor worked for the New York State Depart-ment of Taxation and Finance until she became the manager at the Fairwood Apartment Complex, where she worked for several years. Eleanor was well known for her beautiful knitting and crocheting handiwork which she donated to womens shelters and childrens hospitals. In addition to her parents, Eleanor was predeceased by her four brothers, Edwin, Howard, Irwin and Robert Lewis as well as husbands Samuel J. Melisi and Rolland A. Rendo. Eleanor is survived by four daughters, Linda M. Moak (Stephen) of Pennsylvania, Diana K. Russamano (Victor) of New Jersey, Maryann Melisi (Charles Van Alstyne) of Guilderland and Debra S. LaVare (Brian Hausman) of Palmyra. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and her dear friends, Barbara and Frank Pelleschi. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Guilderland Center Nursing Home for their care, kindness and support. They would also like to thank Pastors John Horn and JC Worsham of Lighthouse Baptist Church for their spiritual guidance and support. There are no calling hours and services are private. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Eleanor's memory may do so to the Western Turnpike Rescue Squad, 200 Centre Drive, Guilderland, NY 12084.
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Published in Albany Times Union on July 3, 2012