PITTSFORD: John A. Berendes Sr., on December 24, 2003 at age 81. He is predeceased by his wife, Vivian Mae Lockwood Berendes. He is survived by his sons, John A. Berendes Jr. (Mary Jean) and Jay R. Berendes; his longtime companion, Kathy Van Patten; brother, Robert H. Berendes; sister, Winifred (nee Berendes) Marshall; niece, Lynn S. Marshall; 2 nephews, A. Rex Marshall and Brett B. Marshall. John served in WWII in the USMC as a Marine Raider. He retired from Moore McCormack Steamship Company. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, U.S. Marine Raider Association, Pittsford Carriage Association and Pittsford Garden Club.
Friends may call Monday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. at Zornow-Hedges Funeral Home, 21 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsford (off Main Street south of 4 corners) and may go directly to Christ Episcopal Church of Pittsford Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. for his funeral service. Entombment White Haven Memorial Park, to be followed by a lunch reception at 10 Laureldale Drive, Pittsford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, Rochester Chapter, 595 Blossom Road, 14610, or American Heart Association, 2113 Chili Avenue, 14624.