Eleanor J. Rende, 88

September 01, 2015

Eleanor J. Rende, 88, of Lancaster, PA died Tuesday, September 1 at HCR/Manor Care Nursing Center.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Gerard and Evelyn Chadwick of Philadelphia and Ocean City, NJ. Eleanor was a graduate of Little Flower High School. With a strong love of family, an infectious laugh and healthy sense of humor, she loved strolling Ocean City’s beach and boardwalk; and always the company of the love of her life, her husband Tony. Their life’s journey together and many travels were highlighted by their trip to London and visit of her mothers childhood home. Eleanor’s career took her from the Naval Yard in Philadelphia; to typesetting for the Dallas (PA) Post; to volunteering for the Misericordia Sisters, along with her preferred role as homemaker; seamstress, chef and caregiver to her devoted family.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Anthony; and brothers Gerard and Kenneth. She is survived by her brother James (Sarasota, FL), daughter Geraldine, married to Robert, grandchildren Ryan, (Kirsten) and Justin, (Nicole) great grandchildren Kaya and Rowan; son Thomas, married to Davida, grandchildren Colin (Frances) and Courtney (Eric Welch) and son Douglas, married to Mary, and grandchildren Chadwick, Jonathan and Elliot.

Eleanor’s indomitable spirit enabled her to fight through a series of health challenges and fought without a want for sympathy and to survive to enjoy a favored meal outdoors, accompanied by a well-chilled martini. A life well lived.

In lieu of formal services the family requests donations be made to the Susan B. Komen Foundation or the charity of choice in her memory. In addition, the family extends heartfelt thanks to the Manor Care team and in-particular the Robert Fulton Wing staff.

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Condolences to the Family

September 03, 2015

Dear Doug, Mary, Chad, Jon, and Elliot,
We were so sad to see the passing of your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother in the paper today.  Our thoughts and prayers for peace are with you and your entire family at this time.
Mimi Conner and Nick Baron

September 03, 2015

Dear Gerri, 
We are so saddened to hear of Eleanor’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady and I so enjoyed seeing her in the office. May God bless you and your family. 
With love,
Micole and Ben Hoover

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