Paul “P.J.” Dendis, 25, beloved son, brother, partner, friend, and coworker, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Friends and family are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Mull Funeral Home, 113 Virginia St., Waterloo. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 in St. Mary’s Church, 25 Center St., Waterloo. Interment will be private.
The family requests that memorial donations be directed to a charity of one’s choice.
Paul graduated from Waterloo High School in 2009 and SUNY Cobleskill in 2013, where he studied environmental science and technology. He was employed as a wastewater plant supervisor at Cayuga Milk Ingredients in Auburn. Paul was born and raised in Waterloo and aside from his time at Cobleskill and a few years after graduation when he lived in Ithaca was a lifelong resident. From a young age he loved the outdoors. He fished where he could — first at a pond at his grandparents’ house, later, on a boat of his own on the Finger Lakes. (It was a boat he knew well, previously belonging to his grandfather Charles Dendis, a huge influence and role model for Paul). He looked forward all year to deer season, when he and his father would take to the woods to hunt side by side.
Survivors include his mother, Donna Dendis, of Waterloo; his father, John (Celeste Poormon) Dendis, of Waterloo; two brothers, William Dendis, of Ulster Park, N.Y., and Daniel Dendis (Xuan Li), of Houston, Texas; his grandmother, Mary Ann Pearce, of Auburn; his girlfriend and partner, Marci Pitman; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Paul was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Teresa Dendis, and his maternal grandfather, William Pearce.