Gerald W. “Skip” Mallender, 71, of Ellis Grove, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Chester. The visitation will be from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at Pechacek Funeral Homes in Chester. A Masonic service will be held at 11:30 a.m. and the funeral service at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at Pechacek Funeral Homes with Rev. Phillip Keeton officiating. Burial will be at New Palestine Cemetery in Walsh.