Jack Pendleton dies at age 56 | SummitDaily.com

Jack Pendleton dies at age 56

John “Jack” Pendleton, a 15-year superintendent at the Breckenridge Golf Course, died Saturday in Denver – four days prior to a benefit golf tournament scheduled to offset his mounting medical bills and family’s day-to-day living expenses.The tournament, slated to begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, will still take place, and a memorial service will follow at the Breckenridge Golf Course clubhouse.

Pendleton was born Feb. 12, 1948. He died after a seven-month battle with brain cancer at the age of 56.He was born and raised in Hershey, Penn., and moved to Aspen shortly after graduating from Boston University in 1970 with a degree in business. There he met and married his wife, Cindy, in 1974, and worked as the superintendent at the Snowmass Golf Course until 1983.

Friends say Pendleton’s life – his work, recreation and volunteer activities — revolved around golf.In 1983, Pendleton was hired as the superintendent of the Breckenridge Golf Course. The two lived and worked in Breckenridge for 15 years and relocated to the Denver area in 1997, where he worked with Hall-Irwin Materials, a golf course supplier.

Pendleton is survived by his wife; children, Erin, Samantha and John II; grandson, Tyler; parents Marian and Bill Pendleton of Hershey, Penn.; sisters, Sally of Cabot, Vt., and Ann of Bailey, Colo.; and many friends in Summit County and Aspen.For more information on Wednesday’s golf outing benefit, contact Erroll Miller or Derf Soller at (970) 453-9126.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Pendleton Family Fund, c/o Community First Bank, P.O. Box 7129, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

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