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Frank R. Mendes Jr.

June 2, 1923 — June 7, 2017

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Frank R. Mendes Jr.


POSTED June 8, 2017 1:42 p.m.

Frank Rocha Mendes Jr., 94, died June 7, 2017 in Manteca, CA. He was born in Ripon, CA on June 2, 1923, to Frank R. Mendes & Etelvina B. Mendes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Hayes Mendes & daughter, Suzanne Mendes Garcia, brothers, Alvin R. Mendes & John R. Mendes.
He is survived by Sharon Mendes (Kathy), Sally Mendes, Raymond (Chris) Mendes, Sharmaine Mendes & Sylvia Mendes. He leaves 9 grandchildren: David (Lis) Garcia, Ericka (Greg) Meadows, Sheri (Balvir) Taggar, Lisa (Larry) Raasch, Mandi Mendes, Kerri Garcia, Amanda Gonzalez, Marisa (Berto) Gomez & Melissa (Tom) Cunning. He also leaves 13 great-grandchildren: Elizabeth & Matthew Taggar, Brielle Payne, Lindsey & Trevor Raasch, Sabrina & Mia Rangel, Drake Meadows, Kate Garcia, Abigail & Thomas Cunning, Jocelyn & Dylan Gomez & great great, grandson,Carter Deiz. He is also survived by his sister, Laura (Arnold) Rothlin and many nieces & nephews.
 Frank was a Navy veteran & served in WWII as a radioman on the USS Shangri-La. He lived in Lathrop & Manteca and graduated from Manteca Union High School. Frank supported his family by farming for many years as well as being a member of the Operating Engineers working as a heavy equipment operator for 40 + years. He was a member of SIRS & Manteca Historical Society. He will be missed by his family and friends, he never knew a stranger. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Mary’s Dining Hall & Manteca Historical Society.
P.L. Fry and Son is honored to serve the Mendes family. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 11, 2017 1pm to 3pm followed by a rosary/vigil at 3 p.m. held at P. L. Fry and Son Chapel 290 North Union Rd., Manteca, Ca. A mass will be held on Monday June 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 505 East North St. Manteca, Ca. He will be laid to rest at East Union Cemetery. An online guestbook is available for condolences to the family at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, June 8, 2017

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