Obituary of George Pendill

February 28, 2019

George passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

George was a resident of New York, New York.

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It is difficult for me to even write this small bit to honor such a wonderful man. He will be missed greatly in this world. I loved him dearly.

Posted by: William Beyer - Largo, FL - March 9, 2019

George Pendill, 61 of New York, New York passed away February 28, 2019. A memorial service was held March, 12, 2019 in New York.
Geroge was born in LaGrange Illinois, May, 19th 1957. Spending most of his young life in Hinsdale, Illinois, he was active in Children's Theatre, local Youth Theatre, and High School and Community productions, working in professional shows before he was out of High School.
He was awarded First Place in Vocal Solo at the Illinois State Music Contest in 1973 and 1974. He graduated from Hinsdale Central High School and continued on to receive a Bachelor in Music/Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a Masters in Music from the University of Illinois. He has spent a life in performing on the Operatic and Theatrical stage as well as roles in Network television and films. He was a member of SAG, AEA, and AFTRA.
Some of his credits include: Oliver!, The Music Man!, Babes In Arms, No No Nanette, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, H.M.S.Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Once Upon a Mattress, The Merry Widow, The Mousetrap, and Flower Drum Song, plus the operas, Tosca, Lucia diLammermoor, Don Pasquale, Tannhauser, Don Giovanni, and the Marriage of Figaro, and many
more. His television and film credits include, Good Will Hunting, Person Of Interest, Boardwalk Empire, Unforgettable, and a four year stint on Madame Secretary. He was acclaimed for his role in A Walk Among the Tombstones.
In a life dedicated to the performing arts, he has been affiliated with the Plank Road Players, The Fireside Theatre, the Western Springs Children's Theatre School, Beverly Sills/New York City Opera, Florentine Opera, the Milwaukee Symphony, Michigan Opera Theatre, Tanglewood Music Festival, and Long Beach Opera, nd many others. He was the Executive Producer and
Director of iStudios International - an international production studio that specializes in artistic productions with innovative cost-effective processes.

Posted by: Michael Perry - Newport, ME - March 13, 2019

George was counted among many friendships due to his huge capacity as a people-person, and a wisdom well beyond most of us. He was kind and generous and will be missed by many.
George is survived by his two brothers, David (Windy) Pendill of Willowbrook IL, and Richard Pendill of Downers Grove IL, his uncle, cousins, and many friends.

Posted by: Michael Perry - Newport, ME - March 13, 2019

I have been collecting my thoughts over the events of the past two days, specifically, and have written this little article for those who could not be there.

In an all-too-brief few moments of our lives, Tatem Wichins, Debra Myers, David Pendill, Windy Pendill, and Michael Perry, said goodbye to George Davies Pendill on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 at 10 AM in the Riverside Park off 79th St. near where George lived the boat dock that was his favorite place in all NYC.

Tatum was Little Red Riding Hood to George's Wolf in Into the Woods in a production in Bloomington, Illinois. Deb is his long-time friend and producing partner since college days. David, of course, is George's younger brother, and Windy is George's sister-in-law, David's wife. I, Michael Perry, Have known and worked with George since he was 11 years old.

We had spent Monday sifting through George's very personal apartment deciding what was best to keep and what was best to leave behind. That was a really tough job. We discovered personal gold as photos, cards, and the few personal and family things George kept touched us each in special ways.

On Tuesday morning we returned at 10 o'clock to the boat basin pier to scatter George's ashes. It was a special time, with tears, a song sung by George: Golden Days from the operetta The Student Prince (which can be found on YouTube), some words of farewell to George and then to each other. I am so glad that I went, as difficult as it was. It will be a moment a bond we five will share, unforgettably, throughout the remainder of our lives.

I hope you all will think of George often and fondly; that the memory of time spent with him will bring a tear, a laugh, a smile, or even just a nod in a moment of silence. He touched our hearts for good with his kind and knowing ways. Good bye, George. Godspeed!

Posted by: Michael Perry - Newport, ME - March 13, 2019

George was my dear friend and brother for close to 30 years. I can't believe he is gone - I will remember him with love and cherish the times we spent together until we meet again.

Posted by: Millie Henriquez - New York, NY - July 29, 2019

Thinking of you on your birthday my dear friend. Miss you every day. Peace and love to you wherever you are.

Posted by: Millie Henriquez - New York, NY - May 19, 2020

Love and light to you always my friend. Miss you every day.

Posted by: Millie Henriquez - New York, NY - February 27, 2021

Sending love and light as your birthday approaches. Will never forget you my friend.

Posted by: Millie Henriquez - New York, NY - May 16, 2021

Think of you and miss you everyday my dear friend. Wishing you peace and light on this third anniversary of your passing.

Posted by: Millie Henriquez - New York, NY - February 27, 2022

To my dear friend George:

You were such a special part of mine and my sister's lives, and are missed everyday. While you left us way too soon,the mark you have left behind is indelible. We are fortunate to have had so many fond memories of fun times, and funny anecdotes; that we still use today. We will always cherish your sensitive spirit and unique quirks; and we want you to know that you will never be forgotten. We love and miss you!!

Posted by: Sharon Sanchez - District of Columbia, DC - February 28, 2022