Dr. Pedano was an attending surgeon at the osteopathic hospital from 1965 to his retirement in 1998, she said, and was named president of its medical staff in 1978.
A professor of surgery at the osteopathic hospital from the late 1960s to the late 1990s, he became director of the general surgery residents' training program there in the 1980s.
Dr. Pedano was a member of the board of trustees at the osteopathic hospital from 1984 to 2009, his daughter said, and in 1994 was chairman of the capital campaign for the osteopathic college.
In 2007, he was president of the board of directors of the college's alumni association.
He maintained a private surgical practice in Bala Cynwyd for 36 years.
Dr. Pedano was chairman of the surgery department at Graduate Hospital from 1993 to 1995, his daughter said, and an attending surgeon at several hospitals in the Philadelphia region while at the osteopathic hospital.
He was a board member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Opera Guild and the Philadelphia Zoological Society, among others.
Besides daughter Monica, Dr. Pedano is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Bernice, sons Nicholas C. Jr., James, Francis and Joseph, daughter Andrea D. Pedano and 15 grandchildren.
A viewing was set from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, and from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Thursday, July 19, both at Mother of Divine Providence Church, 333 Allendale Rd., King of Prussia, before a Funeral Mass there at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19.
Burial is to be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon.
Contact Walter F. Naedele at 215-854-5607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.