Melvin E. Brendle


Melvin Eugene Brendle, 68, of East Earl, passed away on February 28, 2019 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.  Born in Ephrata, on June 9, 1950, he was the son of the late Melvin Brendle and Alma (Doutrich) Brendle.  He lived and raised his family in Colorado where he worked for the Denver Rio Grande Railroad.  After retiring from the railroad he returned to the East Earl, PA area to care for his mother.

Gene is survived by a son, Eric Brendle, married to Ginger (Rhoads) of Virginia; a daughter Christina Moyer, married to Vernon , of Virginia; 4 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; a sister Dorothy Martin of Ephrata and a sister Lois Gehman of Denver, PA.

He was preceded in death by his father Melvin and a sister Ruth Elaine Hibsman.

A visitation will happen Sunday, March 10th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the home of Alma Brendle, 1651 Main Street, East Earl, PA 17519.
Cremation Services of Lancaster.  (717) 273-6283



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  • So sorry we couldn’t show up on the 10th to honor Gene, as we were in Portland Oregon with Bruce that day. Our continued prayers for blessings of peace as you all adjust to his absence. What a wonderful gift he gave to you Alma to come and live with you after retirement. With much love, Darrel and Marian

  • So sorry to hear of this. We had really enjoyed getting to know Gene and Alma
    as our next door neighbors. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, and we will miss having them around. Gene was a great guy and we were sad to hear of his passing.

  • Dear Alma, Dorothy and Lois,
    I am sorry for your loss of a son and a brother. You have been in our thoughts and prayers–for peace, for times of comfort while you grieve, for some fun memories of the past.
    I know it is tough to loose a brother. I am sure it must be super hard to loose a son. I am so glad we had that nice visit with you and Gene, Alma, a couple months ago. Love and Hugs,

    Pauline and Cary

  • So very sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. I was a member of his Garden Spot Class of 68.
    Sincerely, Wanda Marshall Usner

  • My deepest sympathy to Gene family. I was in the class of 68 of Garden Spot and in a lot of classes throughout high school. Janie Snyder. Married name Jane Carroll

  • My deep sympathy to Gene’s family. I was a classmate at Garden Spot (Class of 68). Charles (Chappy) Parmer

  • Dear family and Aunt Alma,
    I am so sorry to hear of Eugene’s passing. I extend our love and condolences to all of you!! My God bless you with a Peace that passes understanding.
    Sincerely, Kathy Hoober Rodkey

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