Thursday, January 6, 2011

Former Ferris SID Pendell To Retire From Post With Detroit Lions

Tim Pendell

Former Ferris State University Sports Information Director Tim Pendell has announced that he will retire from his post as senior director for community affairs with the Detroit Lions.

Pendell, who served as SID at Ferris from 1976 to 1983, recently had a health scare with a heart attack, but came through it. His recovery from that scare is the most important thing.

Here is an excerpt from a blog that appeared in the Detroit Free Press:

Tim Pendell, the Detroit Lions’ senior director of community affairs, announced that he will retire Feb. 1 after 26 years with the organization.

Pendell, 62, suffered a massive heart attack in September. The scary incident was profiled in a December story by Free Press sports writer Jo-Ann Barnas.

“It has been a difficult decision but with my heart ‘adventure’ in September it seems that the time is right for me to step down,” Pendell wrote in an e-mail. “I am feeling well — getting better each day — and am very thankful for it. But, it is time.

“I will remain involved with the Lions so, while stepping back, I am not totally stepping away.”
Pendell is a class act, who has always had time for Ferris State University even in the years since he left Big Rapids.

We wish Tim well in a restful retirement.

For the full blog entry, visit here.

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