in San Francisco Chronicle from October 12 to October 13, 2010
G. Pengel (Inspector, SFPD, Retired) - Surrounded by his loving family he went
to his eternal reward on October 10, 2010.
Beloved husband of LaVerne
(O'Callaghan) Pengel for over 60 years. Adored father of Margie (Dave) Minner,
Mark (late Donna) Pengel, Mindy (Denise) Pengel, Mary Lou (Albert) Bahn, Marie
Elyse (Tom) Bernardi- Curzon, Michelle (Mitch) Campagna, Matthew (Karla) Pengel,
Miriam Pengel, Molly (Shawna) Pengel, Maura (Michelle) Pengel. Cherished grandfather
of Chris, Joe (Heather), Emily and Jenny Minner, Becky (Jamie) Simon, Jason (Andrea),
Amy, Amanda, Jessica and Jarred Pengel, Natalie and Charlie Bahn, Greg and Elyse
Bernardi, Ryan, and Patrick Curzon, Katie, Cindy and Rosie Campagna, Andrew and
Adam Pengel. Great grandfather of Analise and Vivian Pengel and Maeve Minner.
Devoted son of the late Henry and Mary Pengel. Loving brother of Lorraine
(late George) Grenfell. Dear uncle of Mary Ness, Sally Mrizak, and Joan Kingery.
Son-in-law of the late Charles and Peggy O'Callaghan. Brother-in-law of Donald
O'Callaghan, Terry (Bill) Cutler, Mike (Leila) O'Callaghan, Kathy (Steve) Delahunty
and John (Jenny) O'Callaghan. Special friends of "Hanko", Tracey Harriott
and the late Tom Bernardi.
Dad was born in 1927 and raised in San Francisco.
He played semi pro ball traveling the U.S.A. Hank and Vernie raised their family
of 10 in St Cecilia's Parish and joyfully celebrated their 60th anniversary on
October 7th. Dad joined the SFPD in 1950 and served for 29 years. He soon became
a police inspector and an ace 3rd baseman on the police baseball team.
was proud of all of his children and lead the way for four of his daughters to
follow in his footsteps. His strong faith, integrity and love sustain his family
now and in the years to come.
Family and Friends are invited to meet at
the LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL (4321 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa, CA,
95409) at 8:00 A.M. on Friday, October 15, 2010, thence at 9:00 A.M., proceed
to the Star of the Valley Catholic Church (545 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa [Oakmont],
CA, 95409), where visitation will continue until the commencement of the Vigil
Service and Celebration of the Funeral Mass will start at 10:30 A.M. Committal
services will commence at 2:30 P.M. at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery (2930 Bennett
Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95405).
As an expression of sympathy, the
family prefers memorial contributions in Henry's name be made to the S.F. Veteran's
Police Officer's Association, The Redwood Gospel Mission or charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to: LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, Directors (707)539.2921