Brenda M. Pedrow, 79

August 31, 1942 - March 24, 2022

Brenda M. Pedrow, 79, of East Petersburg, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022. She shared 59 years of marriage with her husband Donald Paul Pedrow. Bren and Don moved to Lancaster County in 1961.

Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Stella Abraham Stevenson.

A graduate of Upper Darby High School, Bren completed her bachelor’s at Millersville University, earning an English as a Second Language certificate and a teaching certification from Elizabethtown College, and additional studies at Georgetown University. She taught English as a second language in Manheim Township School District, and history at Linden Hall School for Girls. Bren was passionate about learning and teaching children, being a mentor and confidant, and she was known to “adopt” her students.

She had a strong Jewish identity. Bren volunteered at Lancaster General Hospital, and VisionCorps where she received a medal for outstanding performance. She enjoyed foreign travel with Don, history, reading, and most importantly spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband Don, Bren is survived by their son, Brian D. Pedrow, husband of Christy (Swan) of Malvern, and children, Paul B. Pedrow, fiancé of Erika Ferrigno, and Erik J. Pedrow, companion of Olivia Wolff; their son, Bradley Pedrow, husband of Maddy (Tejeda) of Landenberg, and children, Michael S. Pedrow, Joshua D. Pedrow, fiancé of Elizabeth Walton, Cameron L. Pedrow, Ryan W. Campbell, and Joseph P. Campbell; as well as her extended family, Touche Yim, Pham Nhu Anh, wife of Alex Nguyen, and sons, Andrew and Christopher Nguyen; and Jennifer, wife of Chieu Le, and daughter Bellie.

Bren was preceded in death by her grandmother Sara Abraham, her mother Stella Abraham Stevenson, and her aunt Theresa “Terry” Scott.

A visitation will take place from 3 to 5 PM Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Traditional Jewish graveside services will take place 11 AM Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Mt. Jacob Cemetery, 700 West Oak Lane, Glenolden, PA 19036.

Please omit flowers, and kindly consider a memorial contribution to Birthright Israel Foundation, P.O. Box 21645, New York, NY 10087 or

Shiva will be observed at son Bradley’s home on Monday, March 28th and Tuesday, March 29th from 11 AM to sunset.

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March 29, 2022

Brian- I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, sending my condolences to you are your family. 

March 28, 2022

Don and Family
Brenda was certainly loved and cared for especially these last several months. She touched many lives especially through her teaching. You are her legacy and I’m sure she is proud of each and everyone of you!
While the pain of her absence is consuming you now, the memories that you built up together over the years will bring some peace and comfort.
Don. You will hear from me along with some other “speeches”. Meanwhile lean on your family for support.

March 25, 2022

Thank you Bren for all the memories over the last 40 years. Thank you for the everlasting love we share. You live in my heart forever.   My deepest condolences to Don and all the family and friends whose lives you touched. You are and always will be greatly missed l love you all.  

March 25, 2022

Brian – I was so sorry to hear about your mother and the deep loss to your family.  What a wonderful legacy she left as an educator and mentor to children.  She leaves behind a large immediate and extended family, which is a blessing.  My heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time.  

March 25, 2022

Brian, so sorry for your loss.  She will forever be in your heart.  Condolences to you and your family.    
Jill Tolotta
Ballard Spahr

March 25, 2022

Dear Brian, Bradley, and Don, please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your Mom and spouse.
My  health makes it impossible  to travel so I will be with you in spirit.

March 25, 2022

My most sincere condolences to all of Brenda’s family.
She and I worked together & wwere friends 50? years ago when we both worked for Lancaster County on an anti-Semitism survey devised by Jack Fischel.  We eventually lost contact with each other.
I have happy memories of both her friendship and support through a difficult time in my own life.  She dragged me to MU to fill out financial aid paperwork – for which I am grateful.  I was a guest in her home many times.  She taught me a Jewish cooking “secret” for how to eat Kosher and still have roast beef and mashed potatoes.  I will gladly make a contribution to Birthright Israel.

March 25, 2022

I can’t believe that it was 42 years ago that I met Brenda working at Fort Indiantown Gap! What a wonderful, vibrant person – our sympathies go out to Don and the family. 

Saturday, March 26, 2022
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Lititz, PA 17543
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