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« on: February 07, 2004, 10:48:22 PM »

James M. Herendeen
Services for James M. Herendeen, 90, of Mentor, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave., Painesville.

James M. Herendeen
Services for James M. Herendeen, 90, of Mentor, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave., Painesville.
Mr. Herendeen died Feb. 3, 2004, at Mentor Way Care Center in Mentor.
He was born July 27, 1913, in Perry.
At a young age, his family moved to Painesville, where he attended Painesville public schools. His family has been in Painesville since the late 1960s. In order to strengthen his abilities and increase his knowledge, he attended night classes at Fenn College in Cleveland.
During World War II, Mr. Herendeen joined the U.S. Coast Guard Station. As a member of the Operating Executive Group of the Oliver Corporation, he was cleared by the U.S. Army for secret and confidential work at the Cleveland plant which did military vehicle manufacturing.
He was interested in the game of golf and enjoyed playing the game all of his adult life. He was also a sports enthusiast. He also enjoyed most kinds of music and was a member of the Mentor United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling to many countries abroad as well as his own country.
Mr. Herendeen was vice president of the Lycoming County Chapter Association of P.M.T.A. (Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association), and was president of the Central Pennsylvania International Harvester Dealers Council, representing the I.H. dealers with the manufacturer.
He was a member of the Ross Club in Williamsport, Pa., was a member and past president of the Williamsport Country Club and a member of the Williamsport chapter of the Rotary Club. He also was a 60-year member of Temple 28 of Free & Accepted Masons and a member of the Williamsport consistery.
Mr. Herendeen started his work career with Cleveland Tractor Company and the Oliver Corp. (after the two had merged) and spent 23 years with this organization. He held several positions in his climb up the corporate ladder, from operating many machines to various management positions; one being Superintendent of Methods and Standards in the Industrial Engineering Department; and later, as plant service manager, which had to do with a worldwide network of 27 factory branches and a large network of dealers. After several years in this position, he resigned and left the company. Jim took the position of general manager of the Montoursville, Pa. branch of the Motor Truck Equipment Company and another company known as Lyco Truck Sales & Service Inc. Owned by owners of both these companies. Both of these companies sold and serviced Fruehauf Trailers and International Trucks. Both companies were full line dealerships but also specialized in over-the-highway heavy freight hauling and earth-moving equipment. Sometime later Mr. Herendeen purchased the truck dealership. During his tenure as manager and owner of Lyco Truck Sales and Service Inc., he was active with the I.H. dealers for the truck division of International Harvester Co. Jim sold his dealership and eventually retired and returned to his native area, locating in Mentor in 1986 to be near his family.
Survivors are his son, John (Carol, nee Pykonen) Herendeen of Grand River; grandsons, Mark Herendeen and Kevin Herendeen; grand-daughter, Michelle (Herendeen) Evans; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Evans, and Riley and Reece Herendeen.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Eva, in 1981. They lived in Williamsport, Pa. for 30 years. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, George, Frank, Pete, Robert and Charles; and sisters, Mary and Esther Herendeen and Anne (Herendeen) Dockry.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Ron Eppler of Mentor United Methodist Church will officiate at services. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Painesville.
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 5786 Heisley Road, Mentor 44060.
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