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Michael J. Pender


Michael J. Pender, 38, of 20441 Hadcock Road, Watertown, passed August 28, 2013 at his home.

He was born on June 14, 1975 in Watertown, NY, son of Raymond Pender and Bonita Snell. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1994.Following school he worked at CFM Food Distributors and Party Rentals. He has worked for Best Distributing now known as Eagle Beverage as a driver for the past several years.

He married Michelle Hughes on November 25, 2007 in Watertown. Michelle is currently working at Sam’s Club in Watertown.

Michael enjoyed playing his drums, golfing, bowling and camping. He loved driving his Harley and was a member of the Northsider’s Motorcycle Club and especially loved having his many friends over to “Pender’s Pub”.

Among his survivors are his wife, Michele R. Pender; two step daughters, Erika L. Rust and Amanda J. Rust; his parents, Raymond and Bonita Pender; two brothers and a sister in law, John and Colleen Pender, Thom Pender; a sister, Sheri Pender; an aunt, Sharon DeLosh, all of Watertown; an uncle and aunt, John and Janet Snell, Hilton, NY; two nephews, John and Colton Pender; a niece, Brianna Lucidi; cousins, Mark and his wife Barbara DeLosh and Stephen DeLosh and his companion, Jessica Gemayel.

Calling hours will be Noon till 2 p.m. Sat., August 31 at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at the N. Watertown Cemetery and a reception will follow at the home of Michelle Pender.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County or to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be made online at

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