Joseph H. Callender, a New Rochelle Attorney, died on October 9, 2012. He was born September 1, 1922 in Boston, Mass. to James and Lewvinia Callender. He was predeceased by brothers, Thomas, Beresford and sister, Gwendolyn.
During WW II Joe served in the US Army in the European Theater of Operations. Upon his return he received his BA Degree from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., and his Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Chicago. Joe has been listed in WHO's WHO in the East and WHO's WHO in Industry and Finance.
Joe was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He was a member of the New Rochelle Bar Association and practiced law in New Rochelle for more than forty years. He served as a Arbitrator in the Small Claims Part of the City Court of New Rochelle for more than twenty-five years.
Joe was a member of the American Bar Association and a Charter Member of the Black Lawyers Association of Westchester County. He was a member of the Chicago-Williams Club.
Joe is survived by his wife, Ersaline Alexander Callender, his former wife, Nancy Callender, and their daughters Lauretta Callender Anthony and Dr. Valerie Callender (Errol) Clark. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ashley, Ronald and Errol Jr., nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and members of the Arnold, Hudson, Rice, Simmons, Webber and Owens' families.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 12, 2012, 5-9 PM at the McClanahan Funeral Home, 30 Winthrop Ave., New Rochelle. The funeral service will be on Saturday, 9:00 AM, at St. Simon's Church, 135 Remington Place, New Rochelle. Interment will be at Beechwoods Cemetery, New Rochelle.
Published in the The Journal News on October 10, 2012