O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Mary Blanche Mendell

Mary Blanche Mendell, age 76, of Cross Road, Great Valley, NY, died Friday (June 29, 2007) following a long illness.

Born August 10, 1930 in Pennsylvania she was the daughter of the late Earl and Esther Lindquist Goodwill. She was married on September 10, 1949 to Mr. Edward Mendell who predeceased her on April 26, 1989.

Mrs. Mendell was employed as a dark room technician in the X-Ray department at the former Salamanca District Hospital.

She was a member of the United Congregational Methodist Church, AARP Salamanca and Great Valley Chapter and enjoyed bingo.

Surviving are: 4 sons, Edward Mendell, 15 Conrath Ave, Allan (Cindy) Mendell, Waite Ave, both of Salamanca, NY, Dave (Sharon) Mendell, Star Rt., Killbuck, NY and Jay (Debra) Mendell, Randoplh, NY; 1 sister Wilma Snyder, Salamanca, NY; 13 grandchildren; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 4 sisters: Margie Goodwill, Caroline Smith, Anna Pierce and Freda Henderson; 3 brothers, Howard Goodwill, Phil Goodwill and Stuart Goodwill.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday (June 30, 2007) at the United Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Peters of Koinonia Christian Church officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York.

Burial will be in Green Cemetery, Great Valley, New York.