On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 surrounded by his family , Mr Francisco Mendiola Jr., entered into eternal rest. Francisco was born on November 20, 1931 in Rio Grande City Starr County, Texas to Francisco Mendiola and Grabiela (Fuentes) Mendiola. Francisco was a veteran of the Korean War where he proudly served in the United States Army. He was a provider for family till the very end. Francisco loved and enjoyed playing Golf. He was a semi pro golfer. Francisco truly enjoyed life to its fullest. He will be dearly missed by his family and those that came to know him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Omar Mendiola, and his daughter Beatrice Mendiola. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 65 years Mrs Elva B. Mendiola; his two children- Daughter Leticia Mendiola and Ramiro Mendiola; his sister- Ester Lopez; Grandchildren- Jessica N. Salazar, Kristian M. Salazar, Taylor B. Mendiola, Ramiro Mendiola, Jr., and a great grandchild Jesus Ichiro Nino IV.
The Mendiola family would like to acknowledge caretakers Olie and Dalila for the love kindness and care given to dad.
A gathering of family and friends will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Rivera Funeral Home,1901 Pecan Blvd in McAllen from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary to be prayed at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 9:30 AM with interment to follow to the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission at 11:00 AM. Military honors are under the Auspices of VFW Post 8788 in McAllen.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rivera Funeral Home in McAllen.