Ewen ‘Jack’ Rendell
Private services for Ewen “Jack” Rendell will be held Saturday with Howard Lehwald officiating. Burial will be at East Line Street Cemetery.
Jack was born Oct. 7, 1928 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He died March 23, 2013 at home in Big Pine.
At six weeks of age, Jack’s family moved to Pasadena where he grew up as a United States citizen. He worked in construction as a plaster foreman from 1946-1952, then entered the Army and served in Korea until 1954. When back home, he was in the Army Reserve until he was Honorably Discharged in 1960.
During this time, he went to college to become a mechanical engineer and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Cal Poly (California State Polytechnic College) in 1961. He was an aerospace engineer at various companies and moving up the ladder until he retired in 1986 and moved to Bishop.
He and Sally were into antiques and collectibles and started the Antique Hotel in Southern California in 1983 to see if they wanted to do that when they retired. They opened in Bishop in 1988 after travelling all over the U.S.A. in 1987.
Jack loved people and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He was always busy and loved his family. They came first, and then his Model T Fords. He loved life and had a wonderful one.
If you would like to do something in his memory, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society.
Jack was preceded in death by his son, Thomas (Tad) Rendell in 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Sally; and children, Nancee Alameddine of Palm Springs, Jack E. Rendell and Lucy Long of Winchester, Tom O’Neil and Sherry Christensen of S. Lake Tahoe, Jason O’Neil of Camino, Jimmy and Sawson O’Neil of Granada Hills, Kathy O’Neil and Paul Duncan of Independence; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Tom, Luci and Xander Reif of Coso Junction, Jazamine Alameddine of Irvine, Adam Alameddine of Palm Springs, Crystal, Kenney, Alayna, Ashleigh and Dayton of Independence, Mo., Jonathan and Jeffrey O’Neil of S. Lake Tahoe, Shen O’Neil and Sally Storanski of Camino, Ashley, Izayiah, Devon, Jayda O’Neil and Emma Roberts of Camino, Hondo Duncan of Independence, Levi Long of Winchester, Taya and Rhyan Storanski of Camino; sisters and brothers, Lilla and Al Hadeler of Bishop, Faith Rendell of Palm Springs, Ned and Phyllis Rendell of Fremont, John and Beverly Cordes of Weed, Micheal Cordes of Reno; many nieces and nephews; and lots of friends.