James R. Pendergast Sr., 58, died Dec. 4, 2009, in Bangor.

He was born in Belfast Feb. 6, 1951, a son of Donald C. and Mary M. (Dunbar) Pendergast.

He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved ice-fishing. He was employed at the Bucksport paper mill for more than 37 years. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his father, Donald.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Pendergast, of Belfast; his mother-in-law, Marion Sawyer, of Belfast; his wife of 37 years, Judy A. Pendergast, of Belfast; two sons, Timothy Pendergast and his wife, Hayley, of Pennsylvania and James Pendergast Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Camden; a brother, Donald Pendergast Jr., and his wife, Juanita, of Northport; two brothers-in-law, Tom Sawyer of Vinalhaven and Eben Sawyer of Stockton Springs; two grandchildren, Corey and Kasha; two nephews and a niece.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. Interment will follow at Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be placed at crabielripostafuneralhome.com.