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Thomas E. Clendening

November 1, 1948 - June 28, 2018

MUNCIE- Thomas E. Clendening, 69, completed his final journey on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  He was born on November 1, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Harry and Katheryn (Bashford) Clendening.  He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, three brothers, Steve Clendening, Joel Clendening and David Clendening, a…READ MORE

MUNCIE- Thomas E. Clendening, 69, completed his final journey on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  He was born on November 1, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Harry and Katheryn (Bashford) Clendening.  He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, three brothers, Steve Clendening, Joel Clendening and David Clendening, as well as his first wife, Kathleen Elizabeth (Hughes) Clendening.

Tom volunteered to join the United States Navy during the Vietnam war.  Following his service in the Navy, he studied computer science in college on the GI Bill. Tom was the General Manager of several shopping malls, including the Richmond Mall, and later the Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis.  He oversaw the renovation and opening of the Union Station Mall in downtown Indianapolis as its General Manager, and then participated in hosting of the Pan American Games in Indianapolis in 1987.  After retiring from management, he became an inventor and obtained two patents, one for an environmentally controlled greenhouse and another for an aeroponic grow unit.

He married Carol A. McCollister on February 14, 1987 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, IN.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Clendening and their son, Michael Alex Clendening; the children of his first marriage, Christopher T. Clendening, Amy Elizabeth Clendening Perkins (Dan), and Patricia Kathleen Clendening Partin (Robert); as well as his cousins, Bill (Julidta) Hauser, and Betty (Hauser) Corwin, and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Clendening home, 9533 Sugarwoods Ct., Muncie, IN 47303.

 

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