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Harriet Clendenin August 3, 1958 – August 21, 2020

Celebration of Life

On August 21, Harriet passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer. She passed away at her parents' home in San Jose surrounded by her loved ones. She was 62 years old. Harriet was laid to rest right next to her Grandmother Mollie Shnetman in Los Gatos. Harriet was born Harriet Faith Pinck on August 3, 1958 exactly nine months to the day after her parents wedding. She was born in Paterson, New Jersey.

Over the years Harriet was very involved in her community. She was a part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for several years while living in Southern California. She eventually moved to Tehachapi where she worked for The Loop newspaper. She was also heavily involved in the American Legion Auxiliary. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans.

Those that know her know that she was a hard and tireless worker. She showed tremendous strength through her battle with cancer. Those that were with her up to the end remarked about her bravery and fearlessness. Harriet's energy and vitality will surely be missed. She is survived by her parents, Arnold and Debbie Pinck, her daughter Lora Clendenin, brothers Elliot and Alan Pinck; sisters-in-law Billu Pathan and Debbie Pinck.