Thomas H. Pendergast


Thomas H. Pendergast, age 84, of Perry, N.Y., passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021, at Absolut Care of Houghton, where he was residing.

He was born in Warsaw, N.Y., on July 28, 1936, a son to the late Howard T. and Emma (Strayline) Pendergast.

A graduate of York Central High School and attended SUNY Brockport.

He served with the Army National Guard from 1959-1963.

Tom was a union carpenter for the Rochester Local -276 retiring in 2001. Prior to the Carpenters Union Tom worked several years for the Village of Perry at the Water Treatment Center.

He was a member of the Perry VFW and other veteran clubs in the area, where he did a lot of volunteer work, He enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting, fishing, was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and loved being around people.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly J. (Carney) Wilklow-Pendergast, whom he married on June 22, 1963; a son, Brett (Debbie Blanc) Pendergast of Fairport; a granddaughter, Samantha Jane (Alex Wagman) Pendergast of Austin, Texas; 2 stepgrandchildren, Adam (Stacy) Blanc and Morgan Blanc; 2 sisters, Delia Keefe of York, Barbara (Timothy) O’Brien of Little Rock, Ark.,; 3 sisters-in-law, Ann Jaroszewski of Perry, Betty Jean Fagan of Castile, Erma Jacobs of Perry; brother-in-law, Walter “Mark” (Patricia) Carney of Aiken, S.C.; along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC., 98 North Main Street in Perry, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tom will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry VFW Post 5009 20 Washington Blvd., Perry, NY 14530.

Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC., 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit

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