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PENDLEY, Gilbert James
PENDLEY, Gilbert James 78, of Lancaster, Calif., died peacefully at Antelope Valley Hospital, March 7, 2013, following a short battle with Lymphatic Cancer. Gilbert was the youngest son, born to Lawson and Sophie Pendley on September 5, 1934, in Santa Monica, Calif. In 1944, with his brother Lawson Jr. the family relocated to Lancaster to be near relatives and work a small alfalfa farm. Gilbert enlisted in the U.S. Army in March of 1957. As a service photographer and a motion picture cameraman, Gilbert saw much of Europe and the Pacific Islands. Gilbert left the Army honorably in 1959, and continued his pursuit of photography over the next several years. In 1964, Gilbert founded Visual Instrumentation Corpora- tion in Burbank. Visual Instrumentation Corporation was at the forefront for many of the advances in 'High Speed' Photography and Video over the past 49 years. Gilbert relocated his company to Lancaster in 1990. As a work-a-holic, Gilbert poured most of his time in to his company. He never married, nor had any children. But he cherished the relationship he had with his relatives and friends. For those few people who got to know him, they would all agree that he was a man you could depend on. Gilbert leaves behind a sister-in-law, Shirley Pendley, a niece, Donna Maevers, a nephew, Marq Pendley, cousins, Chuck Pendley, Josh Pendley, and Julie Pendley. He also leaves behind many cherished friends and colleagues. Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Elks Lodge on Ave K, followed by a graveside service at 11:30 at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, Lancaster.

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