OBITUARY

Richard Charles Brendlen

June 29, 1948June 25, 2019
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Richard C. Brendlen, Sr. 70, of Whiting, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Raritan Bay Medical Center after a long illness. Richard was born in Jersey City, NJ and raised in Union City. He served in the United States Army 9th Infantry during the Vietnam War. Shortly after returning, Richard met his wife Karen and began his career as a tractor-trailer driver.

Richard was an avid car enthusiast. He loved working on cars, drag-racing and motorcycles and shared that passion & knowledge with his two sons. Richard will be dearly missed.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Karen; his 2 sons, Rich, Jr. and his wife Laura, and Shawn “Bubba”, both of Greenwood Lake, NY; and his grandson, Christopher.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 11am-1pm at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Rd. Whiting, NJ. A Celebration of Life will follow at 1pm at the funeral home. Casual attire is requested by family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Richard’s memory to Paws Healing Heroes at P.O. Box 405, Kulpsville, PA 19443 or online at www.pawshealingheroes.org.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Lucy Garcia

July 1, 2019

I met Richard through his wife and children. My daughter Tania went to Roosevelt school with their oldest son and somehow Karen and I met and immediately bonded. I met Richard one afternoon while I was visiting Karen. He was always polite, kind and generous. I always remember his friendly smile. We lost contact with each other after they moved but I remember running into them a few years later and they greeted me as if time had not passed. My most sincere condolences to his family and may he rest in eternal peace. Fondly, Lucy Garcia

Linda Karcic

July 1, 2019

Rest in Peace Rich. So many years of great memories. You meeting Karen, Your wedding, the birth of your boys, the toga party WOW THE TOGA PARTY!!!!! 48th Street, you mooning us in the middle of the street, farts in the car (PHEW), my singing, loads of laughs. You had the funniest laugh and then of course your hair! Your red hair! Love you Rich, you will be missed. Godspeed. Love Linda and Mario

Jerry Dattolico

June 27, 2019

I lived across the street from Rich growing up, so I have many early childhood memories that include him. One is his love of construction equipment, he could stand and watch a backhoe or crane for hours on end. One time we were playing in my back yard and we dug a hole about a foot deep and 3 feet in diameter using only a Tonka Toy crane and dump truck. As he did with his sons, Rich started my interest in cars. Kennedy Blvd had all the new cars dealerships and every year when the new cars came out me and Rich would hop on bikes and visit the dealers from 5th St to 90th St. Rich also got me my 1st job driving tractor trailers. We worked several jobs together and always had fun. When Rich and Karen lived across the street a group of us would hangout on the stoop. I like to believe I was 1 of the bad influences on Rich jr. and Shawn. I could go on but all I have is good memories of a good friend. I may have never kept in touch and that is my lose, but I always remembered. Rest in Peace my friend.

Debbie Graham

June 26, 2019

What can I say about a passing of a friend who I have known more then half my life. I gave you a nick name (Red Headed R—-er) I gave you that with love and I let you skinny dip in my pool. You have suffered enough now it is time to rest peacefully and know you will be missed. Love Deb

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