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Nelson Melendez

December 26, 1950 ~ October 8, 2018 (age 67)
McAllen, Texas
Mr. Nelson Melendez entered eternal rest on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 67. Nelson was born on December 26, 1950 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico to Domingo and Nicolasa Melendez. Nelson was a resident of McAllen for more than 20 years. Nelson proudly served his country with the United States Air Force enlisting in 1969 and was honorably discharged in 1995. Nelson was an air traffic controller for the McAllen Airport for 21 years. Nelson was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in McAllen and a fourth degree knight with the Knights of Columbus council #12040 in McAllen.
Nelson was preceded in death by his parents and all his siblings.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Ivania Melendez of McAllen; His daughter-Maria Christina (Lance) Zenker; also extended family and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Rivera Funeral Home,1901 Pecan Blvd. in McAllen from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the recital of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 PM
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church at 8:30 AM. Interment will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.
At the request of the family in lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Nelson Melendez can be made to the McAllen Pregnancy Center at www.mpcpregnancy.net
Funeral arrangement's are being handled by Rivera Funeral Home in McAllen.


Cemetery Details

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery
2520 South Inspiration Road
Mission, TX, 78572

Gathering

OCT 11. 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Rivera Funeral Home

1901 Pecan

McAllen, TX, US, 78501

Holy Rosary

OCT 11. 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rivera Funeral Home

1901 Pecan

McAllen, TX, US, 78501

Funeral Mass

OCT 12. 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Our Lady of Sorrows

1108 Hackberry Avenue

McAllen, TX, US, 78501

Interment

OCT 12. 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery

2520 South Inspiration Road

Mission, TX, US, 78572

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