Charles W. Pendexter, 80

Charles W. Pendexter, 80

LYNN — Charles W. Pendexter, age 80, a lifelong resident of Lynn, passed away on Friday, Jan. 12 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Ann (Babbitt) Pendexter of Lynn, with whom he shared 20 years of marriage, and the late Rosemarie (Fiory) Pendexter.

Charles was the dear son of the late William Pendexter and Ralph and Ruth (Bartlett) Parini; the loving father of Patti Pendexter and her husband Paul Serzizio and Susan Haberek and her husband Stephen, all of Lynn; the cherished grandfather of Drew, Taylor, Stephen and Nikki; the dear brother of Arthur Pendexter and his wife Penny of Maine, John Parini and his wife Donna, Thomas Parini, Joy Ryan and Thomas Brown, all of Lynn, and the late Richard Pendexter and Ralph Parini;  the devoted son-in-law of Abraham and Frances Babbitt of Peabody; and the brother-in-law of Edward Babbitt and his wife Ellen Kaiser of Swampscott, Roberta Babbitt and her husband William McGeehan of Virginia, Steven Babbitt of New York, and Susan Michaud and her husband Scott of Lynn. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews  and friends.

Charles served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam War. He worked in sales at Sears & Roebuck for many years until his retirement.

After his retirement he volunteered with GLSS (the Greater Lynn Senior Services), where he enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels. Charles loved to cook and walk on the beach. He was also known for initiating spirited discussions and debates with his friends and family.

Service information: According to Charles’ wishes funeral services will be held at STANETSKY-HYMANSON Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem, on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Vietnam veterans section at Pine Grove Cemetery, 145 Boston St., Lynn. A memorial observance and gathering will be held at the Porthole Restaurant, 98 Lynnway, Lynn,  from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16 after the burial.

In lieu of flowers, which are not considered customary, the family requests donations in his name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. For more information or to leave online condolences, please visit


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