[2016] Tina Ann Pendola, April 22, 1949-August 4, 2016

Title

[2016] Tina Ann Pendola, April 22, 1949-August 4, 2016

Subject

Obituaries of important figures associated with Oklahomans for Equality and /or the LGBTQ+ community.

Description

An early member of Oklahomans for Human Rights and co-organizer of several Southwest Regional Softball Tournaments

Source

https://history.okeq.org/collections/show/20

Date

August 4, 2016

Format

Image
Online text
PDF

Language

English

Type

Obituary

Identifier

https://history.okeq.org/items/show/373

Coverage

Peoria---Illinois
Tulsa---Oklahoma
Denver---Colorado
The United States of America (50 states)

Text

Tina Ann Pendola
April 22, 1949 - August 4, 2016
Tina A. Pendola, 67, of Tulsa, Oklahoma died on Thursday, August 4, 2016. She was born
on April 22, 1949, in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph and Lorene (Aupperle)
Pendola. Tina proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1973-1976, then
worked Civil Service and at the Denver VA Hospital before coming to Tulsa in 1981. She
worked at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Administrative Services for eight years, and
then as a Veterans Employment Representative for the Oklahoma Employment
Commission in the Broken Arrow office until 1995 when she had to quit due to health
issues. She continued to be an advocate for veterans issues, and helped start the first
group for women veterans in Tulsa. Helping and supporting all veterans became her
primary mission in life. She is survived by her partner of thirty years, Sharon Segler, of
Tulsa, Oklahoma, niece, Tammy Schaefer, of Edelstein, Illinois, sister in law, Karen
Pendola, and nephew, Tony Pendola, both of Apex, North Carolina, sister in law, Pat
Richardt, and nieces, Vicki Geffery, and Debbi Kessler, all of Oceanside, California, and
numerous other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents,
two brothers, Mike Pendola, Tony Pendola, sister, Marilyn Pendola, and half brother,
Charles “Bud” Richardt. A celebration of Tina’s life will be held at 9:00 AM, on August 10,
2016 at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, 6500 S, 129th E. Ave., Broken Arrow, OK 74012,
which will include The Patriot Guard of Tulsa as well “Taps” and presentation of the Flag
by the United States Army Honor Guard. Tina requested, in lieu of flowers, memorial
donations be made in her name to WIMSA (Women In Military Service for America)
memorial foundation, Inc., by visiting womensmemorial.org or donate in her name to the
DAV, Tulsa Chapter 32, 3131 E. Pine Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74110.

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Obituary

Files

Citation

“[2016] Tina Ann Pendola, April 22, 1949-August 4, 2016,” OKEQ History Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://history.okeq.org/items/show/373.