FARMINGDALE — John Frederick Glendenning, 80, of Farmingdale passed away Friday, Feb. 24, at his home in Farmingdale with loving family by his side and the wonderful nurses and home health aides of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice.

He was born in Mapletown, Pa., the son of Edward and Dorothy Glendenning of Pennsylvania. John served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958, of which two years were spent in Germany.

John worked in textile mills, Camden Yarns and Carlton Woolen Mills, for 37 years, followed by 17 years at Capital Street Car Wash in Augusta.

John enjoyed bowling, playing the lottery and scratching his lottery tickets, old Western movies and books, as well as raising the chickens and gardening.

He is predeceased by his parents, Edward and Dorothy Glendenning; brother, William; sister, Helen; and son, John Jr., of his previous marriage to Alice Dubreuil.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 43 years, Phyllis Lowell Glendenning of Turner; daughter, Tina Thompson and husband, Dan, of Lewiston; son, Barry Glendenning of Virginia; four grandchildren, Samantha, Tresa, Trisha and Johnny; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, George of Pennsylvania, and Charles of Lewiston; sisters, Liz and Sadie, both of Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses and home health aides who came out daily for their gentleness, care and compassion helping him on to his journey home.

John Frederick Glendenning

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