Gilbert R. Rendle, Sr., 93, died at The Glen at Willow Valley, Lancaster, PA on November 30, 2015. Born in Pittston, PA, son of the late Fredrick and Esther (Ryan) Rendle, he was the loving husband for 67 years of Elizabeth (Firestine) Rendle, who predeceased him in 2010.
Gil served in the United States Air Force during WWII as a Pilot and Pilot Engineer. He attended Wharton School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania. In over 40 years of banking he served as President of three banks: People’s National Bank of Norristown, PA; Meridian Bank of Reading, PA; and Gallatin National Bank of Uniontown, PA. He was a member of the Pittsburgh branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, and a life member of the Robert Morris Association (Risk Management Association in the financial services industry.)
He served as Treasurer of the PA Bankers’ Association and the President of the Board of Directors of Uniontown Health Resources. Gil was active on countless community organizations, schools and hospital boards.
He is survived by two children, Ruth R., wife of William A. Wood of Lancaster, and Gilbert, R. Jr., husband of Lynne B. Rendle of Haverford, PA. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Laura, wife of Robert Meisl of Lancaster, PA, W. Jeffrey, husband of Kelly Wood of Millersville, Matthew, husband of Heather Rendle of Atlanta, GA and Todd, husband of Eva Rendle, of Narberth, PA. He was the proud great-grandparent of Alyssa and Matthew Meisl; Ava and Sophia Wood; and Edward, Carolyn, Henry, Calvin, Clara and Penelope Rendle.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, corner of Duke and Walnut Sts., Lancaster, PA on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at the church on Saturday, December 19th from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Private interment will be held at Memorial Shrine Cemetery in Wyoming, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, 29 E. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602 or Camp Innabah, c/o Eastern PA Conference UNC, PO Box 820, Valley Forge, PA 19482.