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In loving memory of
John A. Mendez
  • June 24, 1944
  • -
  • September 13, 2021

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Obituary

John A. Mendez passed away on September 13, 2021 of natural causes due to complications of COVID 19.

John is survived by his three daughters Dora, Clarissa, Rocio, his longtime champion Christine Mays, his sister, two grandchildren, family, friends and fellow Army Veterans.

In 1944 John was born in beautiful Fajardo, Puerto Rico and joined the US Army in 1965 launching decades of military service, military awards and medals including two Purple Hearts while serving in Vietnam. He was employed as a supervisor for the US Postal Service before he retired to Palm Coast, Florida.

A Memorial Gathering and the Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, September 16, 2021, with Gathering time starting at 4:30PM and the service at 6:00PM, and will be held at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 1185 W. Granada Blvd. #11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.


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Location:
Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place
1185 W. Granada Blvd. #11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
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Date & Time:
September 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM



Visitation

Times:
September 16, 2021
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM



Location:
Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place
1185 W. Granada Blvd. #11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
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  1. Deidre lit a candle:
    16 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 16, 2021 at 9:18:19 PM

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    16 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 16, 2021 at 9:16:50 PM

  3. Nathaniel Torrance lit a candle:
    16 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 16, 2021 at 9:09:33 PM

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    16 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 16, 2021 at 9:08:54 PM

  5. Wanda Mendez says:
    16 Sep 2021
    John was my brother from my father's side. He was already a decorated military man, father, and husband when I was born., But he was always so nice to me. He always treated me with respect, and kindness dispute our age difference. My parents would take me over to visit him, and I would play with his daughters. When our dad died he held my hand on the plane, as my mom wasn't able to travel to Puerto Rico on such short notice. I was only 11, and I was scared, he made feel comforted, and protected during such a traumatic event. My condolences to his immediate family. He was a wonderful man, this feels sureal.

  6. Wanda Mendez says:
    16 Sep 2021
    John was my older brother from my father's side. I remember being little girl and going to visit him, his wife, and kids with my parents. I always knew him as military man. My last memory of him was when our dad passed, away, and he along with our sister Doris flew with me to Puerto Rico for the funeral because my mom couldn't. I was only 11, he held my hand as the plane took off. Unfortunately I don't remember seeing him after that. I remember us speaking over the phone once I was an adult, but never made it around to see him. I remember he was always so kind to me. My condolences to his immediate family, so sorry you are going through this difficult time. My brother was an amazing man

  7. AAcU says:
    16 Sep 2021
    It saddens my Heart to know we lost another Warrior with Balls of Steel an A Heart of a Lion. I only wish I had more time with you Uncle johnny. Please tell Grandpa & Grandma I miss an love them very much tell Mikey Ill see him one day again. To my Entire family on the other Side you have Our Warrior an Guardian Angel now GODSPEED love Always Henry.

  8. Max Sprague lit a candle:
    16 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 16, 2021 at 9:09:26 PM

  9. Max Sprague lit a candle:
    16 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 16, 2021 at 9:08:44 PM

  10. Lyna Olmeda says:
    16 Sep 2021
    To my Family, I know there are no words to truly comfort the heart for such a big loss. I could only pray that God will ease the pain & heartache for you all!!!... To my Tio Johnny, may the gates of heaven be all you wished them to be & God's loving arms open wide waiting to greet thee...Rest In Heavenly Peace Tio, You Will Be Missed & Always Loved!!!...

  11. Arnette Torrence lit a candle:
    16 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 16, 2021 at 9:09:35 PM

  12. Carmen Mejia says:
    15 Sep 2021
    Thank you John for being such a good brother me. Carmen Mejía

  13. Carmen Mejia posted an image:
    15 Sep 2021
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John Mendez with Father & Sister
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    John Mendez with Father & Sister

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  16. Charles "Pappy" Patchin says:
    15 Sep 2021
    Ah, John, your smiling face will be missed at Geronimo reunions.
    Now God has called you home. Rest easy, Brother.
    No matter how rough things got you always had that great attitude.
    AIRBORNE!

  17. Nellie Hayes says:
    15 Sep 2021
    Rest in Peace, John.
    I'm proud to have known you, Compadre, fellow Army Veteran.

  18. Nellie lit a candle:
    15 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 15, 2021 at 9:22:51 PM

  19. Ron Best says:
    15 Sep 2021
    Prayers for John.

    It was always good and uplifting to speak with John.
    He will be missed.

  20. Nellie Hayes says:
    15 Sep 2021
    Rest in Peace, John.
    I'm proud to have known you.

  21. Elsy Taylor lit a candle:
    15 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 15, 2021 at 9:50:48 PM

  22. Elsy Taylor lit a candle:
    15 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 15, 2021 at 9:50:24 PM

  23. J.L. Beacham says:
    15 Sep 2021
    To the family of John A. Mendez
    I will remember Mendez as my friend, and as a proud Paratrooper, a decorated combat soldier,, and for the times we served together. I enjoyed the good times we spent over the years at the 173d reunions. I feel honored to have known and served with him. Tonight I will be raising a glass and thinking of him up there in heaven. My condolence. Airborne All The Way! "And then some".

  24. Mike Taylor says:
    15 Sep 2021
    John, rest in peace brother as you were a true brother to me and to all of us.
    May God give you peace and to your family.

  25. Anthony says:
    15 Sep 2021
    Rest well with our brother Sky Soldiers. Have patience and the Herd will be reunited to turn the heavens upside down. I’m sure all your brothers from Chapter II will say “ABATW” and “give them hell”.

  26. Juanita Figueroa and fam says:
    15 Sep 2021
    Rest in peace my brother! Loved you since you were born. That love persevered during times even when there were many years and a lit of distance between us. Rest in peace!!!

  27. Gwendolyn Torrence lit a candle:
    15 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 15, 2021 at 9:31:30 AM

  28. Julia Gilreath & Eli Gilreath lit a candle:
    14 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 14, 2021 at 9:43:11 PM

  29. Sherman L Torrance lit a candle:
    14 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 14, 2021 at 9:41:02 PM

  30. Peter &Ronnette Torrence lit a candle:
    14 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 14, 2021 at 9:27:48 PM

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    14 Sep 2021
    Military Service
    Military Service

  32. Terri MaysDarling lit a candle:
    14 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 14, 2021 at 9:46:57 PM

  33. Joe Sanchez says:
    14 Sep 2021
    John A. Mendez was an American true hero. Served in Vietnam and wounded twice. When ever he and I finished talking be it in person or telephone, I would say, “Airborne all they way!” John would say, “And more!” God bless his soul, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  34. Dora Mendez posted an image:
    14 Sep 2021
    Pride in Military Service
    Pride in Military Service

  35. Peter T says:
    14 Sep 2021
    To my former brother in arms you will be missed.
    Screaming Eagle's!!
    Peter T.
    "Luv u always"

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