|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1902|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1983|
Doris Glenn Pendleton, 81, long a leader in Bryn Athyn's civic and religious affairs, died Monday night at her home there.
A member of the Pitcairn family, by marriage and by birth, she grew up in the Swedenborgian community in a house less than 100 yards from the home in which she and her late husband, Philip C. Pendleton, former Montgomery County controller and lobbyist for the Pitcairn family, lived out their lives.
She was active in political life in the religious community in eastern Montgomery County, formed around the Gothic cathedral on a hilltop above Pennypack Creek.
The Swedenborgian faith, also known as the General Church of the New Jerusalem, is named for Emanuel Swedenborg, an 18th-century philosopher and scientist, and is based in Bryn Athyn.
In the community, Mrs. Pendleton was best known to outsiders as organist at the cathedral and as a hostess to those who came to visit.
Like her husband, a longtime mayor of Bryn Athyn, she was a dedicated Republican and worked for the party. She was a GOP committeewoman for much of her life.
In addition to civic work, Mrs. Pendleton helped form Bryn Athyn's Military Service Committee and directed its operations through the years. She headed the committee during World War II and during the wars in Korea and Vietnam.
She also was head of the Cemetery Committee, a key function in a town where residents retain a sense of community, even in death.
Surviving are her daughters, Judith P. Smith, Heather de Chazal, Gail Coffin and Glenn Pitcairn; her sons, Dr. James L. and the Rev. Dandridge Pendleton; her sisters, Carina Hyatt, Creda Glenn, Rhona Bostick and Winfry Synnestvedt; 29 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Philip Childs Pendleton (1900 - 1977)
Glenn Pendleton Pitcairn (1925 - 2008)*
Bryn Athyn Cemetery
Created by: Lisa Phillips
Record added: Apr 17, 2013
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