Hugh M. Pender Jr., 79, Vero Beach

Hugh M. Pender Jr., 79, died Sept. 27, 2010, at Consulate Health Care.

He was born in Greenwich, Conn., and lived in Vero Beach for 18 years, coming from Somers, N.Y. He was a veteran of the Air National Guard, serving during the Korean War.

Before retirement, he was a schoolteacher. He was a member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; sons, Hugh Martin Pender III, of Daytona Beach and Edward Pender, of Somers; daughter, April Baker, of Vero Beach; sister, Patricia Gedney, of Madison, Conn.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson/Alzheimer Association of Vero Beach, 2300 5th Ave., Suite 150 Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.

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