Obituary of Eleanor P. Trendell
Eleanor Zufelt Trendell, age 86, resident of Oswego, passed away Sunday at Seneca Hill Manor in Volney. Eleanor was born to Lewis and Frances Price Zufelt on July 9, 1933 in Pulaski. She grew up with three brothers on the Zufelt Farm in the Town of Sandy Creek. She descended from early settlers of the Pulaski area, Colonel Rufus Price of the Continental Army and Benjamin Winch who established the first hotel on the Salmon River in Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski Central School in 1950. Eleanor attended Syracuse University for her freshman year and was married to Frank Trendell in June 1951 at the St. James Episcopal Church, Pulaski. While raising her family of five children, she studied for her career in nutrition and graduated from Buffalo State College with a B.S. degree in 1973. As a Registered Dietician, she was employed by the NYS Department of Mental Hygiene in the Poughkeepsie area and in Albany, where she also served with the Dept. of Social Services and the Office for the Aging from which she retired in 1988.
Eleanor was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Pulaski, the Tuesday Study club and a board member of the Pulaski Historical Society.
Surviving are her husband, Frank, her children, John (Mary) Trendell of East Aurora, NY, James Trendell (companion, Karen) of Pleasant Valley, NY, Robert of West Monroe, NY, Joan Trendell of Indianapolis, IN and Linda Trendell (companion Russ) of Houston, TX, seven grandchildren, Maggie (Tom VanLee), Molly (Blake Nation), Marta (Kevin Kaighin), Jason, Jeffrey, Philip (Lesley) and Rebecca (Zachary Richards), three great-grandchildren, Claire Eleanor and Natalie Rose Trendell and William Oliver Trendell. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, brothers, John, Thomas and William (Bump) Zufelt, daughter in-law, Janice (Auringer) Trendell and son in-law Robert Woodson.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, January 11th, at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 120 W. Fifth St., Oswego, NY with spring burial in Daysville Cemetery, Pulaski. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the church prior to the funeral. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.
Donations in Eleanor’s memory may be made to the Church of Resurrection Food Pantry, 120 W. Fifth Street, Oswego, NY 13126.