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John E. Fendrich

John E. Fendrich, 85, of Agawam Village, Ipswich, died Saturday, February 10, 2018 in the Beverly Hospital.

Born December 24, 1932 in North Bergen NJ, he was one of three children of the late John W. and Irene (Jennings) Fendrich. A 1950 graduate of Leonia High School, he went on to attend Fairleigh Dickenson University in Madison, NJ.  A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served eight years in the US Navy and was discharged with five Battle Stars and a Naval Combat Action Ribbon. For many years he was employed as a postal clerk in North Bergen, later as a letter carrier in Sparta, NJ and most recently Ipswich from which he retired in 1995 after thirty-one years of government service.

He was a longtime member of Ipswich V.F.W. Post #1093.

John is survived by two sons, John E. Fendrich, Jr. and his wife Maria of Lincroft, NJ, Steven J. Fendrich of Weehawken, NJ; two grandchildren, John E. Fendrich, III and Gianna Fendrich both of Lincroft; two brothers, Albert Fendrich, George Fendrich and many nephews and nieces.

His funeral service will be held Tuesday February 13 at noon in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by interment with Military Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are cordially welcomed.

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