Edmund S. Mende Sr.
Gowanda, NY — Edmund S. Mende Sr. 91, of Gowanda, NY passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Orchard Heights in Orchard Park, NY.He was born September 5, 1927 in Kingston, PA. The son of the late Conrad and Felicia Mende.On October 13, 1956 he married the former Judith Gominiak who predeceased him on October 20, 2002.Mr. Mende was a WWII
Veteran having served in the U.S. Navy and he also was a Korean War Veteran having served in the U.S. Army.He had been employed with Bell Aerospace working at White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico, following that he worked at Bethlehem Steel as an electical engineer for 32 years before his retirement. Mr. Mende was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and an active member of St. Joseph’s RC Church in Gowanda, Lifetime member of the Gowanda American Legion Post No. 409, Gowanda VFW Post No. 5007, Slovenian Club and the Gowanda Moose. He also en-joyed flying his plane, working with electronics, scuba diving and was dedicated to Veterans’ causes.He is survived by Mary Anne (Gary) Nagle of Webster, NY, Edmund (Kim) Mende Jr. of Traverse City, MI, William Mende of Interlocken, MI, and Thomas (Gertie) Mende of Middletown, MD, and Carolyn
(Robert) Rebmann of Collins, NY and 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by a sister Frances Dubaj.Friends may call on Sunday September 16 from 4-7 p.m. at Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial with full Military Honors will be celebrated on Monday, September 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s RC Church. Rev. Fr. Dan Walsh Celebrant. Internment to follow in The Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s RC Church of Gowanda or Heart of the Nation.org