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In Honor of Michael Pendergast

Created by Michael Pendergast

Michael Pendergast

Michael J Pendergast, 58, from Saratoga Springs, NY passed away peacefully on July 11, 2017 in Saratoga Springs, NY surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New York City, the son of Michael Pendergast and the late Margaret Pendergast. Mike married the love of his life Diane Lahey on June 4, 1983 in Washingtonville, NY. He received his BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Union College.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 34 wonderful/fun years, Diane Lahey, and two beautiful children Jeannette and Shayne, his father, sister, Diane Adams and her partner John, her son Logan of Johnson City, NY, his brother Kevin and his wife Colleen and their children Liam and McKenna of Binghamton, NY, his in-laws Margaret and Henry Lahey of Exeter, NH, his sister and brother-in-law Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin of Peterborough, NH, his uncles, several cousins as well as by many, many close friends.

Mike later began a career as a teacher working at Saratoga Springs High School where he taught mathematics. He was a loving husband, father and role model who touched the lives of each he crossed making impressions which one will never forget; therefore, will leave a void in so many lives. Mike lived life to the fullest and had a passion for fun, rock and roll, the water and travelling. Some of his best memories reside at Lake Chateaugay, was his second home for the last 14 years, where he created traditions that his family will continue.

The service will be a private family affair. Mike had unparalleled support from his family and friends during his illness; he was part of a Multiple Myeloma research study at the Dana Farber Institute in Boston, MA because he wanted to help save the lives of those who may be diagnosed with this horrible disease. His wishes were to continue research for a cure for Multiple Myeloma; memorial gifts to enable such research can be made to

Guest Book



1. English teacher and colleague
Condolences for the family of Mike who was an inspiration to all his colleagues at Saratoga Springs High School.
2. Anonymous
Mike will be missed greatly. I feel blessed to have known him.
3. Dawn Getman
Thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the entire Pendergast family. Mike will be missed!
4. Laura Czuba
My heart goes out to all the family that I love like my own. Laura, John and Bethany
5. Sharen Michalec
So sorry, Diane and family, for the loss of this special man. Sending you love and prayers!
6. Bernard Powell
To the Pendergast Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember great times with Mike during those school years as we both raised families and participated in hockey and lacrosse. We have had two of our family members battle multiple myeloma. Mike is up there with my wife Mary watching over us all. Bernie Powell and Family
7. Chris & Stephanie
Our deepest condolences to Diane and family.
8. Adrienne Walker
Will always see him as a father figure from lax games to nights at your camp! Grateful for all of those moments.You are all in my thoughts-love you guys!
9. Allan & Colleen Fuhs
10. Shane Martin
11. Brendon Shearin
12. Kenneth Rotondo
Diane, Jeannette and Shayne, It is with incredible sadness we offer a donation in Micheal's name for research and a cure of this heart breaking disease. You are and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you! Ken Rotondo & Beth Burke
13. Laura Moore
Mike will truly be missed. I had the pleasure of sharing prep time in the library teacher's room with Mike through the years. We discussed everything from his children's progress to his camp and boating in the Adirondacks. He truly loved his family and was so proud of his kids. Mike was also my after school partner teaching SAT prep for many years. He was a true family man and great teacher. My sincere sympathies to his family and friends. RIP
14. Peg and Hank Lahey
So loved; so missed!
15. Bob and Linda Torgesen
Diane, Jeannette and Shayne -- you're in our thoughts and prayers.
16. Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin
We miss you Mike.
17. Katie and Matt
We were honored to know such a great man who touched so many lives including our own. Our love and thoughts are with the Pendergasts. So glad to have him part of the CU Lax family. Katie and Matt
18. Brad, Kira, Karson and Blake Healy
19. Jill, Alexa and Terah Thomas
So sorry for your loss, Jeanette. Prayers to you and your family.
20. Elaine Alberti
21. Elaine M Anton-Lotruglio
With sympathy The Lotruglio Family
22. The Haslett Family
23. Chris and Jodi Roark
24. Andrea Albert
I am Jennifer Janssen's best friend & followed his condition through the last year with her. Our sorrow & support are offered to help you through these painful times.
25. Thomas George
Such an amazing person!. No one could rock a Meatloaf tune with as much passion as him, together with his sister. Thinking of the entire Pendergast family - our thoughts and prayers. Tom & Jess George and the boys XOXO
26. Betsy Miklas
So blessed to have known and worked with Mike. He loved his family far more than life itself!
27. Janet Pennock
So sorry for your loss.
28. Dana Newbauer
To the only person who ever felt like a big brother to me. I am so sorry to hear you've left us. My family's thoughts and prayers go out to you and your whole family. With much love, DANA
29. Carl Clemenzi
Gonna miss you Miguel; Rest In Peace brother
30. Debra Carr
31. Cindy VanDeValk
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
32. Cory Spanier
33. Noelle Miller
34. Paul, Sheila & Eric Norcross and Ashley Bird
Our sympathy and wishing peace to all the family. We will remember fondly all the great times at the lake.
35. Jack and Sharen
We are heartbroken for your family. Our love and prayers are with you through this difficult time.
36. Susan Hoffman
Mike shared a smile with everyone in the hallways of SSHS. His characteristics of patience, compassion and humor complimented his brilliance. He was a gifted teacher of mathematics and life lessons. I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of this strong gentle man. My heart goes out Diane, Jeannette and Shayne. Your husband and Dad's life made the world a better place.
37. Kimberly Gordon
38. Matthew McMillan
39. Gabrielle Shantz
40. Tami Cohan
You and your family will be in our prayers!
41. Ryan Cole
42. Emmalyn Dupree
43. Melissa Rumpf
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. So very sorry for your loss. Wayne Melissa Rebecca Nicholas Rachel Rumpf
44. Tim Harris
45. Madeline Belden
Thoughts and prayers to the Pendergast Family <3
46. Rachel Gossman
47. Mary Twiss
48. Mallory Fisher
49. Ryan Siddon
50. Diane Pendergast Adams
To the best big brother a sister could have! I love you so much, and will miss you terribly. You fought this horrible disease with such bravery Mike. ????????????????
51. Stephanie Conklin
Sending our prayers to the Pendergast family.
52. Ryan Warner
53. Kerrie Cline
54. Morgan McGowan
55. Brooke &a Eric Grewcock
Jeanette- thoughts and prayers go out to your family. So sorry for your loss but so glad our paths were able to cross. Thinking of you and sending hugs. The Grewcocks
56. Jeannette Pendergast
Love you more than life, Dad. ?? Fuck Cancer.
57. Nicole Johnson
58. Phil and Betty
May he Rest In Peace.
59. Anonymous

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