Eugene Clendaniel, age 87 of Porter, IN, passed away peacefully on August
He was born on
April 17, 1932, in Canonsburg, PA, to Clyde and Margaret Clendaniel, both of
whom preceded him in death.
Gene is survived by
his loving wife of 67 years, Anna Clendaniel of Porter, IN; his sons: Leslie
(Theresa) Clendaniel of Portage, IN, David (Dianne) Clendaniel of Lake
Station, IN, Doug (Kathy) Clendaniel of Ehrenburg, AZ, and Edward (Billie)
Clendaniel of LaPorte, IN; by his 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren;
three great-great grandchildren; his brother, Clyde (Kay) Clendaniel of
Pennsylvania; and by his several nieces and nephews.
He was also
preceded in death by his daughter, Joyce Ann Jones on February 26, 2017, and
his brother, Donald Clendaniel.
He graduated from
Trinity High School in 1950 and went to Muskingum College on a football
scholarship. He married his high school sweetheart, Ann Louise Sopiak, on
June 28, 1952.
He worked for
Capital Television before being drafted where he served in the army at Fort
Campbell, Georgia as a Military Policeman. He attended classes at Georgia
Tech while he was serving in the military and after his army term he
returned to Washington, PA, where he worked a steady night shift at Hazel
Atlas Glass plant while attending Washington and Jefferson College. Upon
completing his degree in Business Administration, he accepted a position
with U.S. Steel in Elwood City. When they closed the plant in Elwood City he
was transferred to Indiana and spent the remainder of his career working at
the Gary Works in Gary, Indiana, for U.S. Steel. Working for U.S. Steel he
gained experience in sales and production which allowed him to work as a
consultant for a number of years. He was well known for his knowledge of
automobiles and his early experience with computers. He was also known for
his bowling and golf skills and taught his brother and children the skill of
will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. at White-Love
Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton, IN. The family will receive
friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will
follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association: 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17,
Chicago, IL, 60601.
Memories may be